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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 15:17
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Absolutely bang on Rutan. I sspect it was originally a decision from Whitehall...

"Smithers, isn't Manchester a small regional"
"indeed sir..."
"Where is it"
"somewhere in a place called The North i believe sir"
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 15:33
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Penetrating insight, as usual!
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 15:40
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The Crowne plaza next to the Clayton hotel is a red list quarantine hotel.
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 16:28
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And of course links to Manchester Airport from the North East and Yorkshire which were promised in the election are slowly being erased now Whitehall and the DFT civil servants are getting hold of the project.

It would be good to see MAG comment on this. It's a vital link to the airport in the same way as Crossrail will eventually be to LHR.

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/leeds-to-manchester-high-speed-rail-line-remains-a-defining-test-the-yorkshire-post-says-3281142

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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 16:36
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Crew accommodation no doubt, despite MAN not being a designated “red” point of entry, there will be requirements for secure accommodation of aircrew and such for stopovers from such destinations.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 09:02
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Air crew are exempt from any isolation requirements when operating. Including from red list countries.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 10:47
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Only UK resident aircrew are exempt. Crews who are not UK-residents are not, and still need to isolate in suitable accommodation.

The Emirates crew arriving at MAN can't go on a shopping trip to the Trafford Centre! They are only permitted to leave the hotel to got back to the airport to fly home.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 17:53
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Unsurprisingly, with the travel ban from NW England to Scotland, easyJet withdraws new services to Aberdeen & Edinburgh.
https://www.business-live.co.uk/regi...tland-20883742
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 20:19
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I suspect bookings were dire even before any announcement.. otherwise why can a route when travel ban in this scenario only likely to be temporary?
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 20:29
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The route was only announced on 16th June- just 1 week ago. That's hardly enough time for the airline to even start to promote the new routes?
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 20:45
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Perhaps they have taken a fresh look at the business rationale, and the travel ban has provided a convenient fig leaf of cover to retreat from something that looked like an incredibly bad idea to begin with. No such salvation from Nicola Sturgeon for the lunacy of the twice-weekly Liverpool-Bournemouth service though....
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 13:38
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Hi there, are there any views on when Manchester may reopen its second runway? I completely understand that the current level of traffic doesn’t necessitate for it, but has there been any indication from the airport on what traffic level would lead them to reopen it?

Many thanks in advance
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 14:56
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Not really this year flying to BOH may well be attractive for those not wishing to travel overseas. I think Easyjet have shown a bit of initiative .
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 17:07
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Don't know about the runway but heard a rumour that T2 is opening in mid July.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 20:44
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Always a good sign is that the airport/ airline staff are slated to use Staff East again from 1st August. So moving out of mid-stay T1/T3 as passenger numbers increase again.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:47
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Some outlets in the new T2 have been hiring and Escape Lounge in T1 is also opening next week. Slowly but surely we will return to normality
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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 10:57
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That is great news. Let's hope things continue in the right direction.
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 17:16
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Great to see the airport coming back to life.

New AirBaltic launched today as well to Latvia in a blaze of publicity.


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Old 5th Jul 2021, 21:33
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Think it was single figures on one of the EDI launch legs.
Anyways, theres always MAN-ABZ again on rereleased EZY!
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 08:28
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Just had a look on the EZY website, MAN-ABZ 4x weekly starting 6th August. Great news.
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