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Old 27th Feb 2020, 14:30
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They do have the contract true but they also provide greater frequency than Easyjet, which is needed for LPL-IOM traffic. What a shame no more Manx Airlines !

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Old 28th Feb 2020, 11:22
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Fella, there was a shopkeeper from Castletown with a brain the size of a planet who by a fluke ended up as the chief minister. He was handed Manx Airlines on a plate and turned it down.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 11:26
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If Manx Airlines was so great someone would be expected to come along and re-invent it.
But those that have tried, well they have failed
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 13:05
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Originally Posted by lfc84 View Post
If Manx Airlines was so great someone would be expected to come along and re-invent it.
But those that have tried, well they have failed
Manx Airlines was great. They were a great company to work and a company that many people seem to have fond memories of. Sure it wasn't perfect.

But it was a company of its time. The aviation industry of today is an almost unrecognizable landscape from 15 or 25 years ago. The 'Low Cost Revolution' happened and companies like Manx went the way of the dinosaurs. So even if their local government had purchased them I doubt they would still be around today.

In terms of other options for them, they could always follow the Aurigny model and purchase a couple of ATRs - if the local population wished to pay for the losses.
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 14:12
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Don't forget isle Isle of Man was also a tax haven.
So demand fell once the banks were less important
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 17:40
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Originally Posted by Jenny Tails View Post
Manx Airlines was great. They were a great company to work and a company that many people seem to have fond memories of. Sure it wasn't perfect.

But it was a company of its time. The aviation industry of today is an almost unrecognizable landscape from 15 or 25 years ago. The 'Low Cost Revolution' happened and companies like Manx went the way of the dinosaurs. So even if their local government had purchased them I doubt they would still be around today.

In terms of other options for them, they could always follow the Aurigny model and purchase a couple of ATRs - if the local population wished to pay for the losses.
it would cost cost more in hotacs on the days when itís more than 20kts of Southerly wind and 3 spots of rain and they canít land than it would to buy the a/c
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Old 28th Feb 2020, 18:23
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Originally Posted by Startledgrapefruit View Post
Don't forget isle Isle of Man was also a tax haven.
So demand fell once the banks were less important
Its still a *ahem* 'low tax jurisdiction'
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Old 1st Mar 2020, 14:53
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The Saab is yet again filling in for the ATR. Not sure if this is for capacity due to the weather Iíve the past few days....
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Old 1st Mar 2020, 15:04
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Saw Western Atlantic engineers at the ATR when I got in yesterday. May be tech?

Its due to stick around till March 26th anyway.
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Old 1st Mar 2020, 17:05
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Always planned to be the Saab 2000 today. It'll be hanging around for another few weeks covering some flights until the ATR crew line training is complete.

West Atlantic do all of the line maintenance in IOM for the Loganair Saab 2000 and ATR. They do have routine tasks to carry out like dailies, so them appearing at the aircraft doesn't automatically mean it's tech!
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Old 1st Mar 2020, 21:39
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Tonights flight from LCY was cancelled. Guessing the Saab went tech. Tomorrow mornings flight to LCY has been cancelled.
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Old 2nd Mar 2020, 05:31
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Originally Posted by Startledgrapefruit View Post
Don't forget isle Isle of Man was also a tax haven.
So demand fell once the banks were less important
i think youíll find that the traffic figures over the last (say) 15 years, donít in any way substantiate that rather foolish comment!
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 11:30
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Travel bookings for TT are down 80% since COVID kicked off - agents specialising in packages for TT looking for some assistance.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 11:54
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
Travel bookings for TT are down 80% since COVID kicked off - agents specialising in packages for TT looking for some assistance.
Have you got a source for this?
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 12:12
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Bikers are understandably a pretty fatalistic bunch and are not that likely to be put off by a virus. Most book their return trips to the Island as soon as they have returned from the previous year's TT so overall numbers are unlikely to be down by any great degree.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 13:09
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News from Flybe is not good
Who else would want the hospital contract to Liverpool if everything goes wrong ? Easyjet ?
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 13:35
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
News from Flybe is not good
Who else would want the hospital contract to Liverpool if everything goes wrong ? Easyjet ?
Stobart will. They already have the crew and (one) aircraft based there, that will soon be two.

It's all looking very much like a Loganair/BMI situation again. Two separate companies with the same parent company.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 14:36
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Originally Posted by Tonyq View Post
Have you got a source for this?
Quite an internal source, so difficult to state. But one of said companies affected which has multiple offices/branches has had to ask landlords for rent assistance due to an 80% drop in bookings.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 10:26
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Well here we go! Who do we expect to take over?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 10:34
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Well here we go! Who do we expect to take over?
Eastern Airways. Flights to start Monday.
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