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Old 8th Oct 2019, 01:06
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Originally Posted by 750XL View Post
The fallout from Thomas Cook continues.

Ground handling agents Aviator are to close the MAN station on 22nd October.
the agents were still playing like the band on the titanic. Solid peeps.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 12:45
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With Air Arabia closing the AGA base looks like no flights are bookable from 24th MAN-AGA
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 12:52
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I had heard rumours a while ago that the route would be suspended/closed from the end of Summer 2019.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 12:54
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Seems to be true as the whole AGA base is closing

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...r-base-in-4q19
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 13:01
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Originally Posted by 750XL View Post
The fallout from Thomas Cook continues.

Ground handling agents Aviator are to close the MAN station on 22nd October.
Not looking good for CCS either. 85% of their work was TC.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 14:07
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Sad state of affairs all round.

Aviator shutting up shop

CCS cleaners going

Alpha/LSG laid off a load of staff
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 19:57
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MANTP Update #111 dated 7th October 2019 courtesy of MANTP Team to whom full credit is given

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Old 8th Oct 2019, 19:58
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 07:58
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Two new airlines starting at Manchester. Fly Egypt & Air Baltic.


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Old 9th Oct 2019, 09:07
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Hays Travel to buy most of Thomas Cook's shops and re-employ over 2000 staff.

Be nice if the airline could be saved too.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 09:17
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
Hays Travel to buy most of Thomas Cook's shops and re-employ over 2000 staff.

Be nice if the airline could be saved too.
What kind of offering does Hay's travel agent offer? Will they be using the Thomas Cook name or rebranding the stores as their own? For instance where I live in Northwich we have a Haye's Travel Agent & a branch of Thomas Cook. Surely one shop will close. It's probably similar in other towns to. Great news though.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 19:28
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Originally Posted by Nostoodian View Post
What kind of offering does Hay's travel agent offer? Will they be using the Thomas Cook name or rebranding the stores as their own? For instance where I live in Northwich we have a Haye's Travel Agent & a branch of Thomas Cook. Surely one shop will close. It's probably similar in other towns to. Great news though.
There is likely to be some overlap of stores, and the BBC estimates that there are more than 30 locations where there would be two competing High Street branches.

Hays Travel is not like Thomas Cook, which owned hotels and an airline. Pippa Jacks, group editor of Travel Trade Gazette, told the BBC: "They don't have a [large] tour operating arm, they don't have an airline, they don't own hotels or cruise ships… so it makes them quite nimble in terms of what they sell".

Hays is said to have beaten off other bidders, which she said suggested that the package holiday industry was not dead.

"If you're spending a lot of money, if you're not particularly confident and you want some personal recommendations, actually going to see a real human who will sit and listen and take time to understand your personal requirements is very valued by a lot of holidaymakers," she said
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49985369
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 20:27
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Hi Guys

Is there any update on one of the indian carriers gaining slots to LHR/MAN? Spicejet or Indigo?

Cheers
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 06:49
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A lot to be said for travel agents tbh.
I consider myself a very savvy flyer on account of the sheer volume that I have to do. When I want a nice holiday, I'm more than capable of sitting down with a laptop and trawling endless hours over this website and that but you can't beat just sitting in front of a human and saying this is what I want and when,
On business travel I still find I use travel agents to get me a better deal or some angle I hadn't considered even though I use the t'internet to check out possible routings / timings etc
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 08:10
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Originally Posted by FFMAN View Post
A lot to be said for travel agents tbh.
I consider myself a very savvy flyer on account of the sheer volume that I have to do. When I want a nice holiday, I'm more than capable of sitting down with a laptop and trawling endless hours over this website and that but you can't beat just sitting in front of a human and saying this is what I want and when,
On business travel I still find I use travel agents to get me a better deal or some angle I hadn't considered even though I use the t'internet to check out possible routings / timings etc
Indeed. I too consider myself savvy enough to be able to put together my own package and have done so many times, however I suspect "indies" such as Hays are more flexible when it comes to putting together something more bespoke than some of the bigger brands that are more restricted to their own stock.

Even for the exact same itinerary, it can sometimes work out cheaper to book as a package with a travel agent than it is to do it yourself. It would be silly not to dismiss them without seeing what they can come up with.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 09:07
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More Big News. This time TUI adding 2 million extra seats. I wonder where the extra aircraft are coming from considering the problems with the Max.
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http//travelweekly.co.uk/articles/346122/tui-hikes-ex-uk-capacity-by-two-million-seats
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 08:23
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Originally Posted by mufc4evr View Post
Hi Guys

Is there any update on one of the indian carriers gaining slots to LHR/MAN? Spicejet or Indigo?

Cheers
I'm surprised that no big announcement came of the Andy B & co visit to India. Even had "Andrew Cowan MAN CEO and Chair of Manchester India Partnership" in the 30+ delegation. I'm thinking that if a service wasn't bagged on this high profile event then things will be a long time coming.

A few MOUs signed but nothing with any airlines. @MCRIndia



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Old 11th Oct 2019, 11:36
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September passenger statistics


The closure of Thomas Cook has started to have an effect and unfortunately the magic 30 million passenger number may now not be reached until June 2020.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 13:16
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Devil Worrying

I'm hearing that the next stage of MAN T2 development may be put back some 6 months or so?

It maybe because of the Thomas Cook failure, but I hear that it could be to do with cash flow and the lack of the readdies?

Perhaps it's time to start diversyfying a little, say by trying to attract a Cargo carrier back again? Buy a scissor lift or two in anticipation of

a surge in Brexit related cargo ops? Just a suggestion, after all the essential snow ploughs are left lying around 95% of the time doing nowt, so why not a Hi-low ?

Turn the Premier Terminal into a Santas Grotto, at £100 a visit - you'd get a super present from Santa.

Turn a perfectly good Wide-body capabale Hangar / Spray facility into a storage facility for nothing to do with avaition related articles? (Curses, ---- Beaten to it)

Contorversial I know but hey-ho !

Now go on, give me both barrells, - I can take it
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 13:45
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Originally Posted by Adola69 View Post
I'm hearing that the next stage of MAN T2 development may be put back some 6 months or so?

It maybe because of the Thomas Cook failure, but I hear that it could be to do with cash flow and the lack of the readdies?

Perhaps it's time to start diversyfying a little, say by trying to attract a Cargo carrier back again? Buy a scissor lift or two in anticipation of

a surge in Brexit related cargo ops? Just a suggestion, after all the essential snow ploughs are left lying around 95% of the time doing nowt, so why not a Hi-low ?

Turn the Premier Terminal into a Santas Grotto, at £100 a visit - you'd get a super present from Santa.

Turn a perfectly good Wide-body capabale Hangar / Spray facility into a storage facility for nothing to do with avaition related articles? (Curses, ---- Beaten to it)

Contorversial I know but hey-ho !

Now go on, give me both barrells, - I can take it
Well the next stage would be pier 3...there are soon to be (I think) pre ground works for this phase.
Initially the whole of pier 2 was due to be constructed before pier 3, but I heard recently that pier 3 would be constructed in full before the second phase of pier2.
I would be surprised at this turn of events given the funds were all allocated prior...unless I’m not aware of something...
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