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22nd Jan 2019, 16:48
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I don't have access to the what connections are...

I don't have access to the what connections are being made generally, only the numbers of transfer pax on particular flights. The Jet - Virgin thing is common knowledge due to the sheer volumes and...
22nd Jan 2019, 11:25
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Jet are carrying big transfer loads, sometimes...

Jet are carrying big transfer loads, sometimes more than 100 pax per sector. Mainly connecting with Virgin both ways to USA, but also on to others at MAN. Ethiopian are picking up a little transfer...
18th Jan 2019, 21:31
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Posted By roverman

BA Shuttle reduced

British Airways are reducing the MAN-LHR service for Summer 2019 from 8 to 6 per weekday, and just 4 or 5 at weekends. This must be the lowest frequency since the 1970s. BA will now have fewer daily...
15th Jan 2019, 06:19
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Posted By roverman

When I worked in MAN Airfield Ops 2001-2005 we...

When I worked in MAN Airfield Ops 2001-2005 we regularly parked 20+ BA aircraft overnight. Saturdays were the highest number, when fewer were away on European night-stops. I remember 26 being a...
10th Jan 2019, 21:53
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Posted By roverman

This deal could give MAN the hub carrier it has...

This deal could give MAN the hub carrier it has lacked, with full integration of the UK's most extensive domestic air network, a reasonable near-Continent coverage and an emerging USA offer. They'll...
15th Dec 2018, 10:50
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Posted By roverman

I think you mean the airline-contracted ground...

I think you mean the airline-contracted ground handlers inability to de-ice any aircraft. The airport itself usually does rather well at de-icing the runways etc.
11th Dec 2018, 17:48
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Posted By roverman

N-A is the temporary designator for Kilo until...

N-A is the temporary designator for Kilo until that is released from its present duties at Re-designation Phase 2 in early 2020. The N-A designator is then redundant. It has escaped media attention...
7th Dec 2018, 16:22
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Posted By roverman

Quote : It's alright saying 'we have non-stop...

Quote : It's alright saying 'we have non-stop flights to Los Angeles' but if they only go for a few weeks in the summer, they're not much better than holiday charter flights


LAX is served for...
29th Nov 2018, 22:32
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Posted By roverman

Magnifique! I remember the last ever AF...

Magnifique! I remember the last ever AF Caravelle operating AF962/963 in March 1981 as the type was retired from the fleet. Ear-piercing RR Avons and that classic paint scheme which was never...
15th Nov 2018, 16:34
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Posted By roverman

Problem is that the FlyBe slots are in Terminal 3...

Problem is that the FlyBe slots are in Terminal 3 and EZY are a Terminal 1 operator. There is no domestic facility in T1, only T3. EZY's MAN-BFS is handled as a special case not repeatable on a...
9th Nov 2018, 16:07
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Posted By roverman

Figures for the first three Jet Airways rotations...

Figures for the first three Jet Airways rotations suggest this service is predominantly a UK point of sale.
4th Nov 2018, 21:56
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Posted By roverman

Jet Airways 130 is airborne and heading for MAN. ...

Jet Airways 130 is airborne and heading for MAN. Not the first-ever service to/from Mumbai but the first for a good few years, and this one stands a chance of success and endurance. Elsewhere MAN...
3rd Oct 2018, 22:35
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Posted By roverman

September I expect to be flatter than Bonneville...

September I expect to be flatter than Bonneville Salt Flats but October should have more of a Cape Canaveral feel to it.
3rd Oct 2018, 16:14
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Posted By roverman

Back in the black

Monarch plus 365 days (366 actually). The daily traffic stats have already leaped back into positive. MAN did well to back-fill the lost traffic but a year's growth was wiped out by the biggest...
1st Oct 2018, 17:32
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Posted By roverman

Correct, Sir. LCDM is Local CDM limited to just...

Correct, Sir. LCDM is Local CDM limited to just the ground handling time stamps and not the ATC ones which come with full implementation. It's a sort of first stage of a phased introduction....
17th Sep 2018, 22:07
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Posted By roverman

Hmm. "Grown faster than any other UK-China route...

Hmm. "Grown faster than any other UK-China route ..etc" Really? It is back to 4 per week this summer compared to daily last year, albeit with the larger A330-300. And it drops back to 3 per week...
9th Sep 2018, 08:27
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Posted By roverman

MAG provided 3 step units in 2017 when T2 West...

MAG provided 3 step units in 2017 when T2 West Pier was demolished and therefore 4 air bridge gates lost. They are used by ground handlers at those stands (213-215), mainly Swissport. Gate 212 became...
7th Sep 2018, 22:33
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Posted By roverman

Rest assured that MAN is taking transfer traffic...

Rest assured that MAN is taking transfer traffic seriously. From 2022 there will be only 2 terminals, T2 will have a domestic capability although the majority of domestic will continue to use T3,...
7th Sep 2018, 16:53
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Posted By roverman

Further evidence that the industry is moving away...

Further evidence that the industry is moving away from the traditional dominant-carrier hub model (LHR, CDG, FRA, AMS etc) and that the future offers many more possibilities for travelers who can...
25th Aug 2018, 20:09
Replies: 454
Views: 243,194
Posted By roverman

The key question is this 'Is a 3600m runway...

The key question is this 'Is a 3600m runway essential for long haul or is it a nice-to-have?' If DUB already has commercially viable non-stop service to LAX and HKG off its current 2637m runway then...
24th Aug 2018, 22:10
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Posted By roverman

Pilots just like a lot of runway in front of...

Pilots just like a lot of runway in front of them, Cathay seem to do OK off the existing runway at DUB which is shorter. SQ also manage the 13 hour MAN-SIN with an A350 off 23R which is 2897m...
22nd Aug 2018, 17:03
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Posted By roverman

It sucks that now they have finally got the right...

It sucks that now they have finally got the right aircraft on the route and are offering reasonable on time performance, and traffic figures are slightly up on last year, it gets canned. Things have...
16th Aug 2018, 17:31
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Posted By roverman

At the risk of this sounding like spin, sometimes...

At the risk of this sounding like spin, sometimes when there appears to be a setback you have to remember where you were just 2 or 3 years ago. For MAN, that was having no service to the US West...
15th Aug 2018, 23:02
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Posted By roverman

This afternoon's EY21 arrived with 412 pax and 17...

This afternoon's EY21 arrived with 412 pax and 17 tonnes of cargo. At least that one made a profit, one assumes!
15th Aug 2018, 07:09
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Posted By roverman

Indeed, and I think MAN is served by the higher...

Indeed, and I think MAN is served by the higher density B77W with a whopping 412 seats, certainly I have seen passenger loads in the high 300s. So switching to something with c.295 seats is a major...
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