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Old 4th Feb 2011, 08:18
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do you honestly think MAG would spend millions on a project that is going to cause wingtip problems
Deja Vu? Wasn't this the discussion that went well overboard re the A380 wing vs The Airport Hotel (pub near 23R threshold)?

MAG got that right too.

Also of interest was the comment "in the longer term future it [the old building] might not be here" Must have some plans in mind.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 22:23
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Good grief!

The MAN thread is silent for 3 days!!

What is it with all you MAN critics / fans?

Surely you don't want the MAN thread to reach page 3 of the postings table?
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 10:25
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Think everything has been said, what there is to say, about Manchester vs London.

It's gone very quiet re long haul development. Are all the airlines waiting for the Govs APD decision?

A few airlines are making political manoeuvring statements, such as Emirates: Airport lobbies against departure tax increase | Manchester Evening News - menmedia.co.uk
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 15:56
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MAN - Quiet? !!

It's rarely quiet at MAN, although the airfield has been deathly at times off-peak over the last 2-3 years.

All that is about to change. MAN is back off the ropes, punching heavyweight, and making the headlines for the right reasons. Three consecutive months of traffic growth, and Summer 2011 slots up 12% on last year even after the handback and before the RYR announcement. At least one EU flag carrier is coming back this year (TAP), with others showing interest.

The right airport, in the right location, with the right surface access, offering the right choice of services. Profiitable, growing, British-owned, publicly owned.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 16:06
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er......somebody get a dark room for roverman please!

MM
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 16:27
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Roverman, who are the other EU flag carriers showing interest in MAN??
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 18:14
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mytravela330,

Austrian had slots in for VIE, and so did Baltic Air until the handback. Perhaps next year. More than new entrants, I expect MAN to see growth from established 'full service' carriers, both near and far.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 18:24
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thats only 2 flag carriers, but one will be 2012, so in fairness its only one, thought we were talking about a handful.....lol
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 18:37
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There may be more. Allow me a little artistic licence, MAN is suddenly an exciting place to be again.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 19:33
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working for Menzies i get to find out a bit of info, i here EVA want to start a cargo service, FEDEX are in talks about bringing the MD11 back, but not given a start date as yet, so that could be another 12 months away..... Virgin might base 2 A330s when they take delivery of them..... and maybe there could be a CX pax service starting this october, but we will have to wait and see on that one.....
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 19:48
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Fedex- I hear they want to come back as USA freight is picking up big time at MAN. Ive heard either EWR or MEM could be the destination.

Virgin- Im sure Ive read that they are only now taking delivery of 2 A333, with the others going off to china. With 1 based at MAN, the other at LGW/GLA, I doubt we will be seeing 2 of them here.

EVA- Probably will come when the new summer timetables change over in March. They dont require the mass of publicity and forward selling time that pax services do.

Cathay- Although I am hopeful, I am beggining to think they will always 'be comming back to MAN soon'
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 20:00
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is there anymore update on the warehouse that FEDEX want to build down Hasty lane?
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 21:40
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Cool

Both VS 330's will be at MAN for the first month, then 1 goes off to LGW.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 21:58
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Both VS 330's will be at MAN for the first month, then 1 goes off to LGW
Is this last minute change of plan? Going from 10 B744s to 10 A333s is something of a drop in capacity, seeing as the first month also includes the Easter break. Was still being sold last week as 1 B744 and 1 A333. Looks rather like VS are winging it yet again.
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 12:06
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Cool

No they will both be there 1 flys 1 day the other the next day, just alternating them. it will be 7 330 flts a week and 7 744 a week.

(I guess I didn't write it that well, the question was I doubt we'll see both, technically you will but only one in the air at a time).
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 12:57
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So by looking at the linked picture taken in Toulouse I dont think its going to be to long until the first A330 (G-VSXY) for Virgin is heading MAN's way.

Photos: Airbus A330-343X Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

Nice looking aircraft by way!
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 18:40
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Ryanair adding an extra 3 weekly flights to ALC. (extra flights on sale tomorrow)
Jet2 are also adding an extra 2 weekly flights to ALC.
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 19:42
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Good to see a route increasing so soon after they announced it!

Now, if only we could get MAD up to daily....
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 20:01
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and hot on the heels of the MAN-ALC expansion, Ryanair are adding a 5 weekly PMI:

Ryanair Adds To Its Manchester Network :: Routesonline
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 20:35
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And I guess that it will be operated with an aircraft coming from Alicante, as Alicante - Palma de Mallorca also increases 5 times/week.
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