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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 11:41
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Monarch also starting Lisbon and Funchal next summer. More info due shortly

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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 11:52
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Monarch also starting Lisbon and Funchhal next summer. More info due shortly
Already bookable.

FNC Wednesday and Sunday

LIS Thursday. Friday and Sunday
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 12:12
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Monarch also starting Lisbon and Funchhal next summer. More info due shortly
and Tel Aviv on Tu, Th & Sa. easyJet just Mo/Th. Fares similar
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 12:21
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and Tel Aviv on Tu, Th & Sa. easyJet just Mo/Th. Fares similar
Yep. We posted that yesterday so didn't repost it again
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 12:25
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Sorry, overlooked that while ignoring something about trains.

Good to have some route news on here.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 23:10
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FairdealFrank, as Manchester Airport has a 77 year history during which, apart from 1939-1945 when it contributed massively to the war effort, it has always paid a dividend to the councils of Manchester, then Greater Manchester and now the constituent metropolitan boroughs, therefore helping to reduce the rates/council tax to be levied I, and no doubt many others here who are better informed than you, am left wondering just what point you are trying to make.
Wasn't criticising! Actually think that municipally owned airports are damn good idea.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 00:15
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Did MAN actually accept a diversion from LGW this evening.... see EK9 made two attempts to land at LGW before diverting to MAN --- surely must be an error on FR24!
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 01:01
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Did MAN actually accept a diversion from LGW this evening.... see EK9 made two attempts to land at LGW before diverting to MAN --- surely must be an error on FR24!
A6-EEJ it seems.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 09:11
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Did MAN actually accept a diversion from LGW this evening.... see EK9 made two attempts to land at LGW before diverting to MAN --- surely must be an error on FR24!
And there have been several other diversions from places like Leeds over the last few days
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 13:37
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So have airport officials been reading this?

Despite repeated no stands/space for diversions accepting and EK 777 at a busy time of day and even one of the bussiest weeks of the year.

Whats changed at the airport or is it just an attitude change from those who make the decisions on diversions.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 13:51
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Nice to see a common sense approach to diversions. Long may it continue.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:07
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Despite repeated no stands/space for diversions accepting and EK 777 at a busy time of day and even one of the bussiest weeks of the year.
Except wasn't it an A380?
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:08
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Whats changed at the airport or is it just an attitude change from those who make the decisions on diversions.
Guilt?

Remember 9th April 2015?

That was Manchester's only LHR diversion in 2015 (unless something changes in the next few days!) - BA767 on the EDI-LHR shuttle. Including yesterday's EK, Manchester also handled just 4 (four) from LGW over the year.

I didn't record refusals. It's too depressing and hard to substantiate.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:13
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It was a 380 not a 777, and therefore had fewer options of where to go. Add to that it was one of MAN's biggest customers, and (presumably) the handling agent had sufficient staff to deal with it, then why not? Also looks like a gas'n'go as it was only at MAN for 80 mins. Although there are no guarantees once the wheels have stopped turning that a diversion will leave rapidly, looking at the LGW weather last night it looks like the high winds were not forecast to last too long, and presumably the crew were OK for hours (DXB-LGW isn't that long a flight) so it appears that a sensible decision was taken in view of the likelihood that it would be gone by the time many of the home based aircraft came back.

All a bit different to a weather forecast that is poor for longer, which could lead to a much greater influx of diversions.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:19
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I haven't noticed the No-Divs notam since those few days of widespread fog which also affected MAN a month or so ago. It was surely our weather that was an important factor.

But of course, we don't really know what refusals there have been when the notam is not showing. Watching flights divert elsewhere when they might have been expected to come to MAN doesn't mean they were turned away. I guess only the guys in airport ops., with the airlines involved or possibly ATC might know the full picture.

Good points Curious Pax.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 14:53
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Yes, extremely encouraging to see diversions being considered on a request-by-request basis. We all realise that MAN can't accept all comers, but taking those which can be accommodated is a very constructive step forward. Let's hope there is no regression in the new year! Thumbs up to those responsible for the new proactive approach.
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 17:23
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Does anybody know how many flights operated today compared to last year ?

Seemed a hefty increase !
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 20:12
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Somewhere between 120 and 130 I think but I don`t know last years without refering back but will have a look maybe tomorrow

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Old 26th Dec 2015, 21:49
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Christmas Day

115 flights operated on Christmas Day, compared to 100 in 2014. Passenger numbers actually very slightly down on 2014, only by about 100 or so, just short of 17000. Big increases this year in the days running up to Christmas, however.

Tomorrow may see an extra passenger heading to Amsterdam, perhaps?
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 22:03
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I made 121 final figures

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