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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 21:06
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No, Virgin Atlantic are not expanding the fleet until the B787s and A380s arrive I believe.
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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 21:19
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well, Virgin have a slight problem due to lack of aeroplanes (as we know)

they have held several meetings to move 2 A340's from london to Manchester, ill try and get more asap.
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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 21:22
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Could this mean two A343s based at MAN? Maybe new routes?

However, I don't understand how they want to increase frequency on some routes yet they don't have the a/c to do it yet they are doing it anyway!

Please explain and sorry for my ignorance!
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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 21:24
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One assumes that would involve the 2 747-400s returning to LHR / LGW and being replaced by the older A340-300s? We shall see....
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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 21:29
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Could this mean two A343s based at MAN? Maybe new routes?
thats my exact thinking, even more so now that BMI are pulling out...
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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 21:30
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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 22:11
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I'm tending to agree with Skipness on this. 2 A340s based full time = 8 MCO a week, 2 BGI a week, 2 LAS a week plus a couple of GLA-MCO services a week?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 00:16
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BA Cityflyer

Found this quote on BA Cityflyer recruitment site:

Our Head Office is based in Didsbury, South Manchester, within close proximity to the city centre and a short distance from Manchester Airport. Manchester is often described as the “Capital of the North’ and is a vibrant centre for the arts, media, higher education and commerce. Recognised as England’s ‘Second City’, a recent report also rates Manchester as the fastest-growing city economically, with levels of investment second only to London.

So if Manc is considered as 2nd City to London, BACF should have based AC here too, or maybe it will be just a new coat of paint on Flybe AC in time!!!!
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 07:24
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Our Head Office is based in Didsbury, South Manchester, within close proximity to the city centre and a short distance from Manchester Airport. Manchester is often described as the “Capital of the North’ and is a vibrant centre for the arts, media, higher education and commerce. Recognised as England’s ‘Second City’, a recent report also rates Manchester as the fastest-growing city economically, with levels of investment second only to London.


by who
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 09:04
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the only thing i cant say is that SQ have warned MAN plc that they will not move to T1.
Well I can say they won't be moving to T1...
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 10:45
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err anyone with common sense !!!!

or are you saying thier is another city that could take this title ???
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 11:48
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Is Deansgate still knee-deep in rubbish and beggars?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 12:06
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err anyone with common sense !!!!

or are you saying thier is another city that could take this title ???


Birmingham is and always will be the UK's 2nd City

But I dont want to get into that argument again !!

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Old 24th Nov 2008, 13:01
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Birmingham is and always will be the UK's 2nd City

But I dont want to get into that argument again !!


Err i was talking about the Capital of the North

Manchester is often described as the “Capital of the North’

Has Birmingham moved ?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 13:57
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im not sure the north has a capital


id wager my mortgage that the lovely fair folk of
Leeds Liverpool Newcastle Hull Sunderland Carlisle Blackpool

dont think of it as their capital
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 14:11
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Birmingham has the largest local authority population in the country unless you count the London assembly. But municipal populations are irrelevant. It is Metro area populations that are used by most demographers to determine the 'size' of a city. In municipal terms, Indianapolis is bigger than Miami or Atlanta, for example. But which are the more prominent of these cities ?

As for Birmingham v Manchester, the respective Metro populations are more or less identical.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 14:11
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Who cares what Manchester is? Yes- it is the largest city in the north.

It is also the second largest city financially and for business in the UK with the likes of BBC etc. having big bases there.

There has been more money spent on redevelopement in Manchester than any other city on the planet so it must be counting for something.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 14:21
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Capital of The North

Well I 'm Mancunian in excile however to my mind and as a matter of history both Manchester and Birmingham claims are spurious.

Canterbury is the second city and York is the primary northern city.

Its not about size but diocesan ranking (We are still A Christian Country and have a STATE religion after all)

Manchester claim claim to be Englands second financial city after London with some justification and i think Birmingham may have a larger population and what remains of the manufacturing industries.

But anyways what has this to do with airlines and airports?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 14:31
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AMEN to that !
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 14:31
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I didn't really want to join in the argument about who has the second biggest (city!). Capitals are a Roman thing, as in Capitol. This refers to seats of government. Can we pleeeeeease get back to airlines and airports now. I am sick of getting excited when I see there is a new MAN post but it just refers to regional cock-fighting rather than aviation matters.
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