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Old 19th Sep 2012, 17:53
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Does MAN have a masterplan for Terminal 1? I've just traveled through it for the first time in about 8 years and I have to say it's really showing it's age. The piers, customs area and baggage claim looked tired and dated. Even the departure lounge seemed cramped and poorly laid out. I don't want to get into a debate about which airport is best but when you look at what BHX has done over the past few years MAN T1 (can't speak for T2 or T3) really is lagging behind.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 18:43
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Antwerp service

Probably the only new route ex MAN this winter

MTWTFSX 0700 MAN-ANTWERP 0920 / 0950 - MAN 1010
MTWTFXS 1650 MAN-ANTWERP 1910 / 1950 - MAN 2000

Seems rather late to announce a new route with less than 6 weeks notice & no publicity.
A new route for BMIr but not a new route for Manchester. Cityjet operated this service until last Sunday.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 19:37
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BHX's T1 is now very smart, the international pier is world class but T2 is really showing its age and needs to be refurbished soon or knocked down !
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 11:47
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New ZB/MON service to MUC

MUC route started today. ZB1324 had 155 passengers booked(A321 config 214). I remember when MXP/VRN/VCE routes started, some days the MXP had 30 passengers on it, but now as the summer ends and autumn begins, these routes are performing well.
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 12:10
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The route has only just started and i think there wasn't as much notice compared to Venice, Verona, Dubrovnik and Milan. Im sure it will fill up especially this winter.
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 13:23
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Perfect for skiing in Austria!!
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 13:26
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Perfect for skiing in Austria!!
They are also starting Grenoble, Innsbruck and Friedrichshafen in October/November

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Old 21st Sep 2012, 21:44
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 11:07
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Delta ATL service

Word on the grapevine that DL64/65 is to be upgraded to an A332 next year
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 14:09
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MUC route started today. ZB1324 had 155 passengers booked(A321 config 214).
Oktoberfest started today. Flights should do very well next two weeks
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 17:12
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Antwerp service

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Probably the only new route ex MAN this winter

MTWTFSX 0700 MAN-ANTWERP 0920 / 0950 - MAN 1010
MTWTFXS 1650 MAN-ANTWERP 1910 / 1950 - MAN 2000

Seems rather late to announce a new route with less than 6 weeks notice & no publicity.
A new route for BMIr but not a new route for Manchester. Cityjet operated this service until last Sunday.
Indeed. There is definitely a demand for the Antwerp-Manchester roure &v.v.. BMIr is filling a gap.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 02:36
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They need to charge fares high enough to have the aircraft not flying for most of the day though, I suspect these ERJs will be paid off by now though.
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 21:10
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antwerp airport - BMI additional destinations

MTWTFSX 0700 MAN-ANTWERP 0920 / 0950 - MAN 1010
MTWTFXS 1650 MAN-ANTWERP 1910 / 1950 - MAN 2000
They need to charge fares high enough to have the aircraft not flying for most of the day though, I suspect these ERJs will be paid off by now though.
Maybe BMI could make more optimal use of their ERJ's by considering to add further destinations through Antwerp. e.g.
MAN-ANR-INNSBRUCK-ANR-MAN on saturdays/sundays in winter and
MAN-ANR-NICE-ANR-MAN on saturdays & sundays in Summer.

Grtz

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Old 27th Sep 2012, 10:52
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55 extra staff

Airport is in fact extending contracts of the summer part time staff to cope with the re introduction of frisking until such time as the new scanners have been rolled out across all three terminals and transfer points.

Security staff are not thrilled, to say the least, at having to go back to the old method !
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 11:00
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Nor are the paxs i guess, being groped by those characters is a horrible start to any ones trip
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 11:48
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RYR supports MAG bid for STN

Stanstedís biggest customer, Ryanair, would be happy to see it taken over by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG), reports the Manchester Evening News.

Ryanair and MAG
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 12:10
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Not sure that's exactly what MAG want to hear.
On one side yes it brings back passenger figures but do MAG seriously think they will be able to entice other airlines to STN with a Ryanair monopoly there.
Gonna be interesting!
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 15:19
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Flew down to SOU on Tuesday (BE864), turned up to T3 2hrs before flight, already checked in online and not a queue in sight, infact only about 2 people at a flybe desk in front of me. Queued about 5 minutes at security though because they only had a fastlane + 1 other lane open. Apart from that everything a'ok. Flight back on Thurs (BE865), landed at 1250, off the plane on stand 43 at about 1255, straight into UK arrivals and my bag was first off the belt and walla, out of the terminal at 1305.

Don't you just wish everyday was like that
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Old 28th Sep 2012, 15:26
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Looks like Monarch are dropping MXP from 4 November. Flights from BHX and LGW also stopping as well.
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Old 29th Sep 2012, 13:36
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Does anyone have any expected completion and implementation dates for the new tower? It looks massive! You can see it miles away coming on the M56 eastbound.
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