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4runner 8th Oct 2019 01:06


Originally Posted by 750XL (Post 10588933)
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.

EZYMAN 8th Oct 2019 12:45

With Air Arabia closing the AGA base looks like no flights are bookable from 24th MAN-AGA

Scottie Dog 8th Oct 2019 12:52

I had heard rumours a while ago that the route would be suspended/closed from the end of Summer 2019.

EZYMAN 8th Oct 2019 12:54

Seems to be true as the whole AGA base is closing

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...r-base-in-4q19

TURIN 8th Oct 2019 13:01


Originally Posted by 750XL (Post 10588933)
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.

750XL 8th Oct 2019 14:07

Sad state of affairs all round.

Aviator shutting up shop

CCS cleaners going

Alpha/LSG laid off a load of staff

Scottie Dog 8th Oct 2019 19:57

MANTP Update #111 dated 7th October 2019 courtesy of MANTP Team to whom full credit is given

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Scottie Dog 8th Oct 2019 19:58

Part 2

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Nostoodian 9th Oct 2019 07:58

Two new airlines starting at Manchester. Fly Egypt & Air Baltic.



TURIN 9th Oct 2019 09:07

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.

Nostoodian 9th Oct 2019 09:17


Originally Posted by TURIN (Post 10590154)
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.

spannersatcx 9th Oct 2019 19:28


Originally Posted by Nostoodian (Post 10590163)
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

mufc4evr 9th Oct 2019 20:27

Hi Guys

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

Cheers

FFMAN 10th Oct 2019 06:49

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

116d 10th Oct 2019 08:10


Originally Posted by FFMAN (Post 10590871)
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.

Nostoodian 10th Oct 2019 09:07

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.
:
http//travelweekly.co.uk/articles/346122/tui-hikes-ex-uk-capacity-by-two-million-seats

Betablockeruk 11th Oct 2019 08:23


Originally Posted by mufc4evr (Post 10590615)
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




Scottie Dog 11th Oct 2019 11:36

September passenger statistics

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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.

Adola69 11th Oct 2019 13:16

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.:rolleyes:

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) :ugh:

Contorversial I know but hey-ho !

Now go on, give me both barrells, - I can take it :{

Matty Rich 83 11th Oct 2019 13:45


Originally Posted by Adola69 (Post 10592025)
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.:rolleyes:

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) :ugh:

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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