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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 08:27
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MANCHESTER - 9

Understand that Manchester were as helpful as ever again last night/this morning in refusing to handle diversions despite many requests... Birmingham and Newcastle seemed to manage.
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 09:20
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try the handling agents and not the airport for last night's decision.
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 09:42
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MANCHESTER - 9

Whatever the reason, Manchester now has a reputation, and its just getting worse.
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 10:22
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Diversions

Up until midnight Manchester had more diversions than BHX.

I noted two Liverpool Ryanair flights divert and a Thomas Cook from East Mids plus a DHL 767. BHX had one Eastern and one Ryanair from EMA with another Ryanair diverted in just before 1am

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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 13:18
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The only BACF flights into MAN this year are a few ad-hoc flights to IBZ, FAO, PMI and AGP on behalf of TCX during May.

TCX (Thomas Cook) are chartering BA (cityflyer or not) planes?????

Blimey. Bet that aint cheap!
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 13:25
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TCX (Thomas Cook) are chartering BA (cityflyer or not) planes?????
I know, I was a bit shocked too! Not exactly the largest planes they could have hired either!

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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 14:34
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i do like the EMBs though.

when visiting mi familia in the Balearics i always fly with them from LCY.

I like to think ive reached a stage in my life where FR is below me
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 16:20
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Its Thomas Cook Holidays not TCX that's chartering the BACF aircraft. They have used BACF out of GLA, ABZ & EDI on routes to Spain and Portugal for the last few years inc this year in addition to some BE charters - So it must be worth it.
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 19:46
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Anyone know whats happening with DY service to OSL. Not loaded past October but more less every other route from OSL is. MAN-ARN drops from 4 to 3 weekly. Same for SVG but I expect that may be a seasonal route.

Don't see them considering a move for OSL down the road considering the same comp. What are loads like?
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 06:38
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Some good words from Qantas, MAN now their 2nd largest market in Europe after LHR:

The alliance goes live next week, but early booking data is amazing. Bookings into Milan are 17 times higher than they were a year ago. Bookings into Barcelona are 12 times higher. Manchester has come from nowhere to be the second-biggest destination in the expanded European destination schedule
Read more: ACCC Gives Final Go-Ahead for Global Airline Deal
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 07:54
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QANTAS

No doubt due to the EK tie-up. EK have 1200 seats a day out of MAN, a good number of whom will travel on to Australia.Presumably all of these people now count as Qantas passengers. Good news for Qantas but probably not new passengers for MAN. Sadly, apart from ther occasional charter the chances of seeing a QF tail at MAN must be nearer to absolute zero than -273 Celsius. How different 30 years ago when QF9 arrive at MAN on 1st April 1983.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 07:58
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I agree, no chance of seeing a regular QF aircraft here, but, I thought the comparison between the BA and EK days is quite stark.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 09:07
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Spoke to someone at Norwegian regarding Manchester this winter.

Schedules are still being finalised, and the following should be bookable soon:

Oslo will be 4 weekly, as per current schedule. To be loaded in next few weeks

Stavanger will also remain at 2 weekly, and again will be loaded in next few weeks

Stockholm currently loaded at 3 weekly, but it is expected to be 5 weekly this winter

One new destination added. Hinted at 3 weekly Helsinki, but nothing concrete as to the destination.

It is still expected that CPH will move from LPL to MAN for the summer 2014 schedule, but understandably everything regarding that is tight lipped and nothing official has been said regarding it.

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Old 27th Mar 2013, 10:09
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You may have to wait more than one year for a move from LPL to MAN. The reduced changes at CPH will be above 50% for three years.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 10:27
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Just going off what my source has told me. I suppose its just one of those wait and see scenarios.

No concrete evidence to suggest a move, but as we know Norwegian keep all cards close to their chest.
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 12:24
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Easyjet W13 schedule can be viewed online now.

Nothing exciting to report, but, plenty of gaps for new routes if they intend to keep 8 aircraft busy. Currently the schedule seems to accommodate 8 aircraft on 2 days only so far, but there has not been a winter yet that easyjet have not introduced a new route to Manchester, so fingers crossed.

Main notes:

BFS has 3 daily flights Mon, Thu, Fri and Sun
DME changes to Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun flights
CPH remains at 9 weekly after its summer increase
GVA has 3 flights on Sat, double daily every other day bar Tues
TLV goes 3 weekly on Mon, Tue and Thu
BSL increases to 5 weekly with flights on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun
AYT/JMK/JTR/Thessaloniki finish in September and November.
SXF increases to daily (no doubt an effect of LH pulling TXL)

Im sure we will see more updates over the next few weeks.

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Old 27th Mar 2013, 12:39
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And just as Easyjet increase MAN-TLV, Jet2 are to pull the route.

Last bookable flight is 4th October. Shame its going, they have been on the route a few years now, obviously not room for 2 on this route.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 19:52
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Some routes new according to the ACL:

-Germania to base an A319 from the 8th May. Apparently operating for Olympic however nothing to suggest Germania are used on the Olympic site.

-JAF Belgium to operate a Palma flight on B737-700 every Thu from May to Sept.

-Albastar to run a weekly Palma flight on B737-400 every Saturday May-Sept

-It says Aegean to run a Tuesday Heraklion in place of the Saturday Keffalonia. However this is a mistake as the Sat EFL is still bookable and a Tuesday HER is not. Also, an email to Aegean came back with them saying they have no intention of running this flight.

-Freebird is mentioned, but only one flight whereas there are actually 3.

-Travel Service reported to be running a TFS flight, however there will be 2xB737 based and report misses the many Greek charters that are bookable on Olympic.

-SN Brussels to use A319 on nightstop service

-TCX to run LAS and SFB as scheduled flights (seems to be a market TCX are going for as the new winter BGI/ANU/UVF flights are also scheduled)

All viewable on:

Airport Coordination Limited - Reports/Statistics - Manchester Airport

Choose S13 report.

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Old 29th Mar 2013, 20:11
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JAF Belgium flights:

JAF4771 PMI 1000 MAN 1145
JAF4772 MAN 1240 PMI 1620

B737-700 every Thursday.
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 10:07
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Here are the terminals for the charter airlines:

Terminal 1:
AlbaStar

Terminal 2:
Avion Express
Germania
Jetairfly

Terminal 3:
Travel Service (To be confirmed)
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