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Ex Cargo Clown 10th Oct 2018 08:22

Daily QR 77W added from December so I hear

Logohu 10th Oct 2018 11:20


Originally Posted by Ex Cargo Clown (Post 10270166)
Daily QR 77W added from December so I hear

Yes, 77W replaces the A359 on the daily lunchtime service from 01Dec according to Airline Route.
QR certainly providing variety this winter with A359 on the morning flight, 77W on the lunchtime, and 788 in the evenings.

From May next year frequency increased from 18 to 21 weekly, all 788 at this stage.

Curious Pax 10th Oct 2018 13:24


Originally Posted by Curious Pax (Post 10201521)
While I share your pessimism about the new road opening by the advertised ‘late summer’, which gives them 2 months, it’s worth saying that the last stages of a new road can happen very quickly if it’s mainly tarmacing and putting up a few lampposts and roadsigns. The new road layout at the top of the motorway spur at MAN seemed to go from a mess to opening in a matter of days. That said my money’s on Christmas.....

Seems I was pessimistic- opens 15th October

Plane.Silly 10th Oct 2018 14:43


Seems I was pessimistic- opens 15th October
Steady on there, it's not open yet, Still every change they overlook something and push the date back again

FFMAN 10th Oct 2018 16:08


Originally Posted by FFHKG (Post 10269707)
Manchester management please take note: "Industry group Airport Councils International’s (ACI) recent Airport Service Quality: Airport Cleanliness report found that clean restrooms and terminals had the greatest effect on travellers’ airport ratings. “If you want a pleasant experience, clean bathrooms are a must,” said ACI associate director Dimitri Coll."

I agree with this wholeheartedly.
This is one area where MAN falls far short of most other airports and they always seem to stink.
Just mentioned this to a colleague from Dublin - response 'yeah the ones at Manchester are notably terrible'

Scottie Dog 11th Oct 2018 15:59

Courtesy of Airlineroutes
Emirates from December 2018 further increases capacity on Dubai – Manchester route, as the airline schedules 2nd daily 2-class A380 operation. From 01DEC18, EK021/022 will see 2-class 615-seater A380 operating, instead of 3-class aircraft on daily basis. Apart from temporary reduction during Dubai International Airport runway maintenance project from 16APR19 to 30MAY19, EK021/022 will also see 2-class A380 continue operating during summer 2019 season, from 31MAR19.

MANFOD 11th Oct 2018 16:29

Thanks Scottie. Has it been confirmed how MAN is affected by the Dubai runway work? Do we lose the EK21/22 for that 6 week period?

Scottie Dog 11th Oct 2018 17:54

Emirates & Air Canada Rouge
 
Unfortunately I can't help, at the moment, with regards how MAN will be effected by the DXB runway closure.

On a separate note, I see that the Rouge daily programme to YYZ for Summer 2019 is between 22nd June and 17th September.

Breathe 11th Oct 2018 17:55

BrewDog Manchester Airport is planned for mid-2019, according to this document from the brewers:

http://448f59f74df57015bbb8-a9447b7d...active%202.pdf

FFHKG 11th Oct 2018 18:45

More opportunities for passengers from Ryanair and the like to get "tanked-up" and cause chaos once airborne!

Airfrance7 11th Oct 2018 19:13

I am slightly concerned with the lack of activity from LAX_LHR.

MAN777 12th Oct 2018 07:55

EK A380
 
Although it may be good news for Pax figures the 2 class A380s are a real pain for Business users. Previously exit was rapid on arrival (25 min into Limo was my best)

With 2 class you get held up behind the upper deck economy Pax causing considerable delays to the whole process right the way through to immigration and baggage collection, so from my perspective its not an improvement.

I am however a realist and understand EK cannot keep 3 class aircraft flying on the route just to speed up my exit from MAN !

OltonPete 12th Oct 2018 08:29

Emirates
 

Originally Posted by MAN777 (Post 10271852)
Although it may be good news for Pax figures the 2 class A380s are a real pain for Business users. Previously exit was rapid on arrival (25 min into Limo was my best)

With 2 class you get held up behind the upper deck economy Pax causing considerable delays to the whole process right the way through to immigration and baggage collection, so from my perspective its not an improvement.

I am however a realist and understand EK cannot keep 3 class aircraft flying on the route just to speed up my exit from MAN !

Maybe a bit of light at the end of the tunnel it has been rumoured that premium economy will be upstairs thus fewer seats and even now these seats are extra cost and often go spare although I am talking BHX not man but well worth the extra. I am not sure if premium is confirmed for 2 class. The day I flew there were more in business than economy upstairs it was fantastic but that was from BHX.

Interesting Manchester getting an upgrade on the very the morning service BHX couldn't sustain a 360 or 428 seat 777.

Pete

MANFOD 12th Oct 2018 08:46

Interesting Pete. I'd heard mention of EK introducing P/E at some stage and I guess upstairs on the A380 instead of First would make sense.

I hadn't realised the seats upstairs in economy cost more but it might explain when we flew back to MAN in January why there was only 1 person in that section so 40+ empty seats. And they tried to tell me there were 600 pax on board! Downstairs looked full and Business certainly was with not a single spare seat.

GEB74 12th Oct 2018 14:20


Originally Posted by MANFOD (Post 10271419)
Thanks Scottie. Has it been confirmed how MAN is affected by the Dubai runway work? Do we lose the EK21/22 for that 6 week period?

Yes - EK21/22 is the flight to get binned for the duration of the runway works at DXB.
Other two flights still operate 7/7

MANFOD 12th Oct 2018 14:27

Thanks GEB74. Could have been worse.

Mr Mac 14th Oct 2018 07:29


Originally Posted by MAN777 (Post 10271852)
Although it may be good news for Pax figures the 2 class A380s are a real pain for Business users. Previously exit was rapid on arrival (25 min into Limo was my best)

With 2 class you get held up behind the upper deck economy Pax causing considerable delays to the whole process right the way through to immigration and baggage collection, so from my perspective its not an improvement.

I am however a realist and understand EK cannot keep 3 class aircraft flying on the route just to speed up my exit from MAN !

Totally agree with you Man 777, it does take time to get off the two class 380 but at least they are not quite as worn as some of the 3 class A/C they have used in my experience. Those new 380 can not come soon enough.
Regards
Mr Mac

Logohu 14th Oct 2018 07:53


Originally Posted by Mr Mac (Post 10282453)
Totally agree with you Man 777, it does take time to get off the two class 380 but at least they are not quite as worn as some of the 3 class A/C they have used in my experience. Those new 380 can not come soon enough.
Regards
Mr Mac

At the risk of thread drift, considering the oldest EK A380 is still only 10 years old (and most are much younger) that's a bit sad. I wonder if that's due to lack of attention to the cabins by Emirates, or cost cutting at Airbus when they were first built ?

I have read elsewhere that EK regularly rotates its fleet through periods of short term storage at Dubai World Central, which ought to be a good opportunity to keep on top of aircraft appearance issues.

DomyDom 17th Oct 2018 21:58

Ryanair MAN to Nantes
 
New FR route (as rumoured previously)
Manchester- Nantes 2 x week (Wed/Sun) for S19
On sale now.

chaps1954 19th Oct 2018 11:29

Is Manchester on the cusp of further growth after reading all the news coming in re expansion of high tech jobs
with office space growing at a monumental rate and new sign ups totaling nearly 1.5m sq feet this year alone
with many of the top companies moving in the next year or so (The Hut Group, Amazon Tech HQ, Google HMRC GCHQ
etc etc). Manchester at present is growing at more than any city except in London in the UK and is in top 5 in Europe
for the Tech business


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