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Old 5th Feb 2013, 08:58
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 19:55
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January Pax up 3.4%

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/m...January+13.pdf
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Old 9th Feb 2013, 13:49
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Cargo questions....

Lufthansa Cargo MD11s seem to be regular visitors now. Is MAN just a tech stop or do they actually uplift cargo at MAN ?
Cathay 747 cargo ships seem few and far between recently, is this temporary or is there a slump in HKG-MAN cargo?
Any prospect of Air China returning their cargo service to Shanghai?
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Old 9th Feb 2013, 14:27
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Lufthansa is a regular service inbound cargo from states, Cathay things are bad
cargo wise at moment and always less flights early in year after Christmas.
I believe we are due to get B748F from April, by then hopefully the worst of recession will be over and we may see a slow increase in cargo, in previous recessions cargo has showed a growth before pax but as that has been growing for over a year now it is a bit different

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Old 11th Feb 2013, 12:18
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Aer Lingus Regional to start MAN-DUB 2 daily from 1 July. Aer Lingus service contuine in total 5 daily.

10.00 and 16.40 departures from DUB
11.35 and 18.15 departures from MAN
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 18:52
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Cathay 747 cargo ships seem few and far between recently, is this temporary or is there a slump in HKG-MAN cargo?
At the moment it is Chinese new Year so everything stops for a few weeks.
The schedule is down to 4 a week until things pick up in the economy, so may be a while before it's back to daily!
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 08:31
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Cathys flights into EGCC will struggle for the time being, freight agents are cancelling their Block Space Agreements where they would have normally signed a deal with CX for a guarenteed amount of space per month, my current company, my previous employer and one of the industry giants have all decided not to sign deals with CX this year due to pricing ( these are the ones i know of), CX is constantly 2-3 HKD per kilo above most other carriers, its only niche being that its direct into EGCC, but those options continue to dwindle from what was 13 per week to now 4 per week (if they operate at all).

Outbound the flights are always struggling for cargo, again 0.40 above the rest of the market per kilo forcing agents to look elsewhere.

Various meetings in Catahy City have all lead to me thinking one thing.....CX is closely monitoring Manchester.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 21:28
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I'd be very surprised if CX sent a B748F to MAN, if the above posters are right and loads are already low.
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 07:12
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you'll get a surprise then!

it has nothing to do with loads but what equipment (i.e. aircraft) is available as more and more of the 400's go and -8's arrive.

the freighter fleet will eventually be -8's and ERF's only.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 12:55
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I may be wrong, but did I just see a Singapore B744 this lunchtime going into MAN ? Special cargo maybe? or an en-route diversion?
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 14:06
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I may be wrong, but did I just see a Singapore B744 this lunchtime going into MAN ? Special cargo maybe? or an en-route diversion?
You did. Its a one off flight, and aircraft routed SIN-NBO-AMS-MAN-SIN.
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Old 22nd Feb 2013, 23:49
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easyJet increasing Copenhagen services to 8 weekly from 22nd April then it goes 9 weekly from 10th May
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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 07:27
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I am correct in assuming that no airline has stepped forward to take over the Manchester-Gatwick route when British Airways suspends it at the end of March? Will seem strange losing the link after so many years. Doesn't some traffic connect to BA and VS long haul services?
I know Flybe have their own issues at the moment but I thought a twice/three times daily E195/E175 may have worked.

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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 13:22
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As far as I know, there is not intention to replace the MAN-LGW service. As far as VS is concerned the expectation is that customers from Manchester will fly down to LHR courtesy of their new MAN-LHR service and then get the coach around the M25 to Gatwick from whcih they will take their LGW flight. Not marvellous really.
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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 17:17
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or do what most do now, west bounds use DL,UA or US to connect to dest, and eastbounds use EK,QR or EY to connect, is there a need for Gatwick link ? Unless you are going to Brighton of course......
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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 17:45
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If you look at the destinations offered from LGW, yes. The carribbean is a long way via EWR or JFK.
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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 18:32
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Also, BA's 737 fleet from LGW sometimes offered good connections to Europe not always easily served by LH, LX hubs etc. But obviously not enough people used this link.

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Old 24th Feb 2013, 12:24
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johnnychips, maybe the reason is the locals have discovered that most of the BA European destinations from LGW have direct flights from MAN and the ticket price for a direct flight from MAN in most cases is lower than flying through LGW. Only five of the 29 European airports BA fly direct flights to (together with its codeshare partners) the LCCs at MAN don't cover. In reality there is only one short haul destination that is unique for LGW and it's Alger (ALG), but then LGW don't have Tripoli as MAN has.

Here are the LCCs' destinations from MAN


As said above the real unique flights from LGW is the 12 longhaul destinations BA and its codeshare partners fly to, but it is only 9 of these that don't have direct flights from MAN.
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Old 25th Feb 2013, 11:57
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I once flew MAN - LGW for the purpose of visiting a property about a mile from the airport. It was such a long day for such a short visit that it was easier to make a day of it, go by train to Euston, tube to Victoria, train to Horley and then meet up in the afternoon/evening with friends.

Can't remember the last time before that I flew from Gatwick - possibly 1996 and the destination is no longer served.
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