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Old 19th Apr 2017, 16:45
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Y+49 Y273

GMDBD
GMLJL
GCHTZ
GOMYT
GTCXB
GTCXC
OYVKF

Y311
GVYGM

Y388

OYVKG

Not 100% sure about VYGK.

GVYGM is due to operate short haul flights from MAN.

GVYGK/OYVKG will be based at STN/GLA.

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Old 19th Apr 2017, 19:55
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VYGM is operating to MCO. Y311
VYGK is Y320.

The 3 ex MYTs JL/YT/BD are Y+49 Y273. I think XB is as well. XC and TZ are slightly less in Y.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 21:55
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Where does TCX stand with their ground handling contract at MAN? Wont they cease the contract in April 2018? Cant see them staying given Aviators UK ops situation.
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 07:54
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It's now a separate arm - Aviator Nordic. MAN was one of the profitable stations, LGW wasn't after they took all of Swissport's work there.


The way they handle the bags at MAN has a lot to be desired though. I have never seen a handling agent drop so many bags. (Luggage trolleys do not have sides or in some cases a roof so the bags fall off as soon as they move). I've never seen so much stupidity from a ground handler.
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Old 2nd May 2017, 12:14
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I'm sure I saw Thomas Cook were planning to fly Manchester to Malaga from summer 17. Has this now been cancelled?
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Old 2nd May 2017, 19:14
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I think they were originally going to use easyJet but all the flight seem to be on Monarch. They wouldn't be able to fully utilise their own aircraft as they are having to build up their relationships again with hoteliers after they dropped the programme, just like Costa Blanca. Hoteliers will be reluctant to to give them too many rooms in case they drop out like they did a few years ago.
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Old 2nd May 2017, 21:40
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Originally Posted by sunshine79 View Post
I think they were originally going to use easyJet but all the flight seem to be on Monarch. They wouldn't be able to fully utilise their own aircraft as they are having to build up their relationships again with hoteliers after they dropped the programme, just like Costa Blanca. Hoteliers will be reluctant to to give them too many rooms in case they drop out like they did a few years ago.
Yes but didn't they timetable to fly TCX/MT aircraft to Malaga for 2017? I'm sure it was reported somewhere but they must have then dropped it again?
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Old 2nd May 2017, 21:44
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Originally Posted by d4ky View Post
Yes but didn't they timetable to fly TCX/MT aircraft to Malaga for 2017? I'm sure it was reported somewhere but they must have then dropped it again?
You are correct. They were due to operate their own metal to AGP this summer. However the route has been dropped, many reporting it as the Jet2 effect... too much capacity. Already booked passengers now seem to be flying with Monarch instead.
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Old 2nd May 2017, 21:48
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Originally Posted by Cazza_fly View Post
You are correct. They were due to operate their own metal to AGP this summer. However the route has been dropped, many reporting it as the Jet2 effect... too much capacity. Already booked passengers now seem to be flying with Monarch instead.
I think its obvious they regret dropping it (hence wanting to start again 2017)

Malaga is one of the most popular summer destinations from the UK in the last few years
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Old 3rd May 2017, 00:11
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I find it Bizarre how Thomas Cook (as well as other companies) don't serve Malaga, but do serve Pretty Much the rest the Sun destinations in Spain, Turkey & Greece. Is there something that these companies don't like about it?
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Old 3rd May 2017, 00:16
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There must have been a reason they left Malaga (was it 2012)? Although back then it wasn't the most popular of destinations. It's grown massively over the last three or four years with Marbella and other resorts seeing a huge rise in tourism and popularity. The flight market was and still is saturated to Malaga and perhaps TCX/MT wanted to utilise aircraft elsewhere. With the decrease in popularity to North African resorts (obvious reasons) I think they decided to try Malaga again for 2017 however like a previous poster has said, there are now so many airlines that fly there that it probably wasn't viable.

Palma is another example of more or less every U.K. Airport serving it, with an array of different airlines
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Old 16th May 2017, 08:31
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A nice little addition Ex MAN S18
Thomas Cook UK adds Manchester ? Santa Clara from May 2018 :: Routesonline
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Old 26th May 2017, 13:50
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Are the B763's not operating out of Manchester anymore? I see there all pretty much working for Condor. Also, any chance of seeing A332 on short haul this Summer?
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Old 26th May 2017, 15:15
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Originally Posted by samj View Post
Are the B763's not operating out of Manchester anymore? I see there all pretty much working for Condor. Also, any chance of seeing A332 on short haul this Summer?
One left the Fleet last Year and the other 2 are operating for Condor from now on until they leave next year (Source: Jethro).
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 17:41
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We're booking flights MAN-JFK for early June 2018 and are being told on the booking page that it will be operated by an Air Tanker. I was under the impression the AT lease was only until early 2018? If the lease is extended will we likely be on the refurbished aircraft?
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 14:40
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Anyone know whats wrong with G-TCDF A321 in Reus?
The TCX1603 service that was due into BFS at 12:40 is now delayed to 01:25 tonight.
Lanzarote service that was due out of BFS at 14:25 is delayed to tomorrow morning at 07:00.
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 16:33
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I've just seen photo's of a couple of the LY- registered A321's in full TCX livery which seems strange for a summer lease. Are all the summer leased aircraft going to be painted in full livery or is there a particular reason for these two being exceptions?
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 16:54
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We have 2 Smart Lynx A/C operating for MT at LGW at the moment. 1 A320 and 1 A321.
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 19:14
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2 A321s in full livery. The A320s from Smartlynx and Avion are in Hybrid branding
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Old 18th Jun 2017, 12:29
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Wamos and Orbest

Noticed that Wamos 747 on MAN-CUN today and Orbest A330 used earlier on in week.
Is there a TCX A330 out of action?

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