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Old 20th Dec 2016, 09:41
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AerRyan, DomyDom has made the point very well about MAN's extensive catchment area of 22m people, and a good number of these surprise, surprise, seem to enjoy visiting Spain for holidays or city breaks.

Are you seriously suggesting that easyjet don't research their potential routes properly to assess which might be viable? Perhaps they drew lots as to which UK airports to serve Granada from!
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 09:42
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AerRyan I think you will find Manchester is bigger than the all the scottish airport put together

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Old 20th Dec 2016, 12:49
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Phalcon - EZY announced LGW-GRX too - 3 days weekly.....
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 13:52
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GRX has much more to offer than just visits to Granada. It is a lovely small airport; much more customer friendly than AGP. It is very useful for access to the southern coast east of Malaga; even Malaga itself. Flights may be at much more convent times and better prices, and certainly the processing through the airport is much less hassle than AGP. The same is true for using Jerez or Seville instead of AGP. Pax need to be a little more lateral thinking in their trip planning; they can reap great benefits.
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 23:47
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@LGWAlan... Yee Ha! Thank you so much for that great news. I had missed it because El Pais In English the Spanish online Daily newspaper failed to include it in its listings!
For me and my OH its brilliant news... we have a teeny weeny townhouse more or less under the approach path to Rw 09.
AGP is a bitch to get to from Granada by public transport... no direct train route (never has been!) and while there are several buses per day, only one a day each way serves the villages and towns en-route... so its a taxi or hire car... When we were expecting visitors, I used to monitor Granada Approach listening out for the handoff then go out to my car and take a steady 70kph drive to the airport, invariably arriving just as the aircraft touched down.
@RAT5 Totally agree... Everything you say about the airport is correct; wonderful city wonderful province.
Local bus companies need to liaise more with the airport authorities however... There is a direct service to Granada City and a couple of other minor towns and villages but the Inter-City bus co. ALSA do not go there at all... and never have done...
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 22:48
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Rat 5 There's also GIB that serves the Costa Del Sol too. When we travel there we tend to use GIB as it's much easier for us
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Old 22nd Dec 2016, 09:39
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GRX from Gatwick would figure more like to have a good chance of sticking simply because sheer levels of Spanish people living in South East.
Worked in Manchester for a year in 2014 and found level of Europeans from Mediterranean well below London.

As for populations, while claiming that Man does cover a huge area is great, I wonder what the % who actually fly during the year is like.

Just using the different businesses worked with in Manchester and South East I would suggest probably 1 in 10 people in Manchester flew other than for Summer holidays, in the South East probably 1 in 4 from personal experience.
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Old 22nd Dec 2016, 10:37
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Originally Posted by racedo
GRX from Gatwick would figure more like to have a good chance of sticking simply because sheer levels of Spanish people living in South East.
Worked in Manchester for a year in 2014 and found level of Europeans from Mediterranean well below London.

As for populations, while claiming that Man does cover a huge area is great, I wonder what the % who actually fly during the year is like.

Just using the different businesses worked with in Manchester and South East I would suggest probably 1 in 10 people in Manchester flew other than for Summer holidays, in the South East probably 1 in 4 from personal experience.
racedo, EZY are a hard headed business and I'm sure they have done their research. I think the figures alone for MAN, although not yet at LGW levels show decent growth and the potential for more given its second runway. MAN also benefits from excellent transport links given the proximity of the M6/M56 and main line rail, as well as many intercontinental connections from the USA and Middle/ Far East. Regarding the population's propensity to fly during the year it all depends on the population you are working with. My experience is exactly the opposite to yours in that most people I know in the Manchester area fly at least once a month, also there is a large Spanish population that attend Manchester University who regularly fly back to Spain. There are also many high tech and engineering businesses that attract a lot of EU graduates. One thing to keep in mind is that if you want to get anywhere in Europe from Manchester, it tends to be easier to fly directly rather than change in London for Eurostar hence we tend to have to fly pretty much by default. I hope this helps illuminate.
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Old 23rd Dec 2016, 10:22
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We can discuss London Vs Manchester for hours and there are different trends in the populations and the way they travel but look.... if MAN can support 3 daily A380 with just one of the Middle East 3 that use the airport then I reckon a two weekly GRX on a low cost will be a piece of cake. The opposite end of Spain maybe but MAN and EZY manage to support BIO and that route, incidentally, is patronised mainly by the Spanish.
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 16:23
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2016 passenger figures

Passengers: 74,452,487 +6.6%
Load factor: 91.5% -0.1 p.p.
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Passenger numbers grew 15% last December
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 18:45
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2016 passenger figures

Passengers: 74,452,487 +6.6%
Load factor: 91.5% -0.1 p.p.
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Passenger numbers grew 15% last December
Crikey FR are 43 Million Pax above that................... figured U2 would start to catch up.
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Old 30th Jan 2017, 19:53
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When does EasyJet get their first A320neo?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 06:28
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Any truth to this rumour on the BOH thread about 1 based A320 from May?
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 07:24
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That wasn't a rumour, it was a child's fantasy. The same person who expected Emirates to start BOH flights.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 22:11
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When does EasyJet get their first A320neo?
According to the January In-flight magazine, the first A320NEO is due in June 2017
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 23:31
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Thanks Tonyq.
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 05:33
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New routes. LTN-IOM, up to 4 weekly, LTN-ZAD, 2 weekly.
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 12:03
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A320neo

Hi
Does any one know. How many seats the easyJet A320 Neo will be fitted with as I know the CEO they have 180/189
And the Neo max is 195Y

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Old 9th Feb 2017, 13:42
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They'll all be 186 eventually. CEOs being retrofitted over the next few winters, NEOs all coming with the 186 seat cabin.
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 14:49
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thank you HeartyMeatballs for your reply and info
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