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Old 31st Jan 2023, 19:11
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 21:04
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Originally Posted by flyingman-of-kent View Post
OK, it could simply be a slow news day and Mail Online has only just discovered this, but this article in the Mail Online today kinda confirms earlier reports.-

Search for "Abandoned-UK-airport-set-reopen-nearly-decade-bosses-eye-budget-flights-Europe"

Personally I love the plan, I can get there in the same time it takes to travel to Gatwick but park right outside the terminal and walk across the road into the terminal. A simple stroll through the terminal and back to the car on the way back, this was where the real time was gained over Gatwick. I liked EUJet, and it was a shame they couldnt sustain it. Sadly the catchment area being only a slice of the pizza rather than the whole circle means it only serves Kent for passengers, and even the new station may be no closer than Ramsgate to the actual terminal and wont serve freight trains so they missed the point there. Almost get the idea that Network Rail were already counting their chickens with the housing development on Manston.
The airport that's easy to get to, but you can't fly to anywhere from ... ?
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Old 31st Jan 2023, 22:46
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If it becomes a successful airport, you won't be able to park in front anymore. If you can still park, it is very unlikely that it will be an airport for long.
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Old 1st Feb 2023, 01:28
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I propose to set up a virtual airline using 19 seater planes hired from people you've never heard of (at least not in a good way) to serve an initial network of Manston to Anglesey, Blackpool, Cambridge, Carlisle, Coventry, Doncaster, Gloucester, Oxford, Plymouth, Sheffield City, Shoreham & Swansea. The first international routes will be Galway and Waterford, but transatlantic and Asian routes will start once I I mean we order my fleet of 787s.

Funding will be provided by advance ticket sales, prepayments for training, supplier credit terms, and a mystery foreign funder Mr Nexiste-Pas.

Did I miss anything out?
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I would suggest seeking US Preclearance at any port you operate and adding Bergamo to your network via LHR.
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I propose to set up a virtual airline using 19 seater planes hired from people you've never heard of (at least not in a good way) to serve an initial network of Manston to Anglesey, Blackpool, Cambridge, Carlisle, Coventry, Doncaster, Gloucester, Oxford, Plymouth, Sheffield City, Shoreham & Swansea. The first international routes will be Galway and Waterford, but transatlantic and Asian routes will start once I I mean we order my fleet of 787s.

Funding will be provided by advance ticket sales, prepayments for training, supplier credit terms, and a mystery foreign funder Mr Nexiste-Pas.

Did I miss anything out?
I like your sense of humour; or, are you an Air Alderney director ?
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Today is 1st Feb, not 1st Apr. Any commercial flying will not commence before 2028 at the earliest yet airport owners are ready to restart talks with LCCís 🤣 This project will be lucky to take off full stop!
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I miss the Good Doctor and his mad pro-Manston posts...................
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Originally Posted by 01475 View Post
I propose to set up a virtual airline using 19 seater planes hired from people you've never heard of (at least not in a good way) to serve an initial network of Manston to Anglesey, Blackpool, Cambridge, Carlisle, Coventry, Doncaster, Gloucester, Oxford, Plymouth, Sheffield City, Shoreham & Swansea. The first international routes will be Galway and Waterford, but transatlantic and Asian routes will start once I I mean we order my fleet of 787s.

Funding will be provided by advance ticket sales, prepayments for training, supplier credit terms, and a mystery foreign funder Mr Nexiste-Pas.

Did I miss anything out?
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Can I suggest you call it FlyBe3

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Jason Unsworth could be the COO /s

(what's he up to these days?)
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 13:44
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Originally Posted by 01475 View Post
I propose to set up a virtual airline using 19 seater planes hired from people you've never heard of (at least not in a good way) to serve an initial network of Manston to Anglesey, Blackpool, Cambridge, Carlisle, Coventry, Doncaster, Gloucester, Oxford, Plymouth, Sheffield City, Shoreham & Swansea. The first international routes will be Galway and Waterford, but transatlantic and Asian routes will start once I I mean we order my fleet of 787s.

Funding will be provided by advance ticket sales, prepayments for training, supplier credit terms, and a mystery foreign funder Mr Nexiste-Pas.

Did I miss anything out?
Is that you Jason Unsworth?
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 14:50
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BW wouldn't be that unambitious.
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 14:54
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
I would suggest seeking US Preclearance at any port you operate and adding Bergamo to your network via LHR.
Oh gosh yes! HOW could I have forgotten this? The value brought by the fact that this isn't available to just anyone would surely guarantee success if they were willing to give it to just anyone. Do you want to be my business partner? You can help me start chosing destinations in Florida right away!

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I miss the Good Doctor and his mad pro-Manston posts...................
I intend to name my first plane Dr Beau Webber.

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I like your sense of humour; or, are you an Air Alderney director ?
I can only wish; but they are inspirational heroes. I don't intend to get involved in the lucrative Manston - Channel Islands market as that's likely to end in a competitive bloodbath for me.

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Is that you Jason Unsworth?
Another of my heroes. I'm hoping that if I can get him onto the team he'll help me break into the Asian market.

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Can I suggest you call it FlyBe3
Excellent suggestion. My working name was Fly Alpharcity Whoodwinx3, but to be honest I am finding it looks better on the mockups of the A380s that we're planning to use in the longer term than on the launch Let L-410.
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Iím working on a project to launch a new virtual airline utilising Hungarian registered props to re-establish London links to Chateauroux, Vatry and Dole. Manston is my last chance of being taken seriously by airport bosses.
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Old 2nd Feb 2023, 21:14
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Iím working on a project to launch a new virtual airline utilising Hungarian registered props to re-establish London links to Chateauroux, Vatry and Dole. Manston is my last chance of being taken seriously by airport bosses.
And Sion in the winter?

This is the kind of foresight that aviation really needs at the moment. Chateauroux has a population of over 40,000, and is more than 200km from the coast. If only 0.5% of the population decided to go the the beach at Margate every week then that would guarantee a load factor of more than 80% on a double daily (once saturday) J32. That's before considering tourists to London, outbound tourism, freight and of course the future possibility of easy Eurostar connections to Paris if the Ashford stop is reinstated. The potential is immense.
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Surely you should be considering a hub at Prestwick?

And there is no service to Kalingrad from the UK - a MASSIVE market just waiting to be filled!!!
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 08:16
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You’re all missing the major market opportunity. While there’s no Thames crossing east of Dartford, a shuttle every 30 minutes between Manston and Southend would be a sure fire winner.
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 09:56
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Originally Posted by willy wombat View Post
Youíre all missing the major market opportunity. While thereís no Thames crossing east of Dartford, a shuttle every 30 minutes between Manston and Southend would be a sure fire winner.
I would agree with you, I believe there was once a regular service between Southend and Rochester that proved popular. Only problem is the Lower Thames Crossing should be open by the end of the decade. Personally, Iíd still rather fly, but thatís me
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 12:29
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Good luck to them I say.

Just because it didn't work previously doesn't mean it won't again. The population of Kent has grown by 7.6% or 112,100 people between 2011 and 2021. The way they are building new estates and even towns it's likely it will keep on growing. Add in Brexit and the growth in non-EU freight and you have a different market than previously as well as different owners with different ideas.

Hopefully, it will do well. I know I'll be using it and most people I've spoken to down here are all for it and are hoping for a decent alternative to Gatwick or Stansted. The majority of those against it seem to be from outside Kent,
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 12:37
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The population of Kent has grown by 7.6% or 112,100 people between 2011 and 2021.
​​​​​​​Don't they prefer to travel in dinghies rather than aircraft?
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