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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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MAN | Manchester Airport

Never realised Manchester did not have its own thread here.

Overview:

-MAN is the 3rd largest airport in the UK by passenger volume. It handled 19,467,014 year to date up to June 2012.

-Manchester has 3 terminals and 2 runways, serving 52 airlines to over 180 destinations.

-It serves the city of Manchester, the majority of the North west, North Wales, Yorkshire and the Northern edge of Birmingham and its environs. It currently has a 77.5% share in the North west passenger market, shared with Liverpool and Blackpool.

-The airport is Cat10 fire covered, enabling A380 and B747-800 operations, to which Emirates uses the A380 on one of its 3 daily DXB flights.

-The ILS is CatIII, making it a regular feature in diversions during bad weather in the UK. Wythenshawe Hospital is only 5 minutes away with a specialist heart unit, so airlines crossing the Atlantic who have a suspected heart attack/cardiac arrest will usually divert to MAN.

-Maintenance facilities include Thomas cook, who look after the TCX and Condor fleet, as well as 3rd party work. Air Livery have a facility here, catering to aircraft up to A340-600 size, to which Virgin Atlantic is the most regular customer.
Lastly, Monarch have a hangar, which is B787 goldcare standard, and will play host to the LOT Polish and Thomson fleet once they are delivered.

-Emirates and Etihad also have their European call centres in/near the airport (with the latter making MAN its Euro ops HQ), whilst BA citiflier has its HQ in Didsbury, near the airport.

Airlines at Manchester:

Hub:
Flybe

Bases:
Jet2, Easyjet, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic

Airlines with more than 1 destination:
British Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines, United, Tunisair, Germanwings, SAS, Norwegian, bmi, Aer Lingus, Singapore Airlines, PIA and Air Transat.

Other long haul:
US Airways, Delta, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar

Cargo Carriers:
Cathay Pacific, TNT, Fedex, Korean Airlines and Kalitta.

Upcoming new routes:

Ryanair to Warsaw Modlin
Jet2 to Zakynthos
British Airways to Aarhus and Gothenburg
Monarch to Munich, Grenoble, Innsbruk, Friedrichshafen
Norwegian to Stockholm
Germanwings to Stuttgart
TNT to Stansted and Leige.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Some up and coming flights:

Atlas Air/Sonair:

N322SG B747-400
Arrives 1245 on 15th from New York JFK, departs 0900 on 16th to Philidelphia. Football charter.

Qantas:
B747-400
Arrives 0810 on 16th from Sydney. Stops until 21st and then departs 11:00 to Cardiff

Arrives 1255 on 23rd from Lyon. Stops until 30th then departs at 2225 to Sydney.

Delta:
N362NW A319
Arrives 0540 on 20th departs 1000 same day. Olympics related.

Miami Air:
N737MA B737-800
arrives 1745 on 16th departs 1000 on 17th. Olympics related.

Etihad:
A340-500
Arrives 1015 on 24th, departs 1300 same day
Arrives 0555 on 31st, departs 0955 same day

Korean Air cargo:
B747-400F
Arrives 1710, departs 2120 on the following days: 19th and 25th July and 1st and 5th August.
Taking the Black eagles display team home.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #3
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Old August 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Some routes news:

Jet2:
New routes to Mahon and Corfu from May 2013:
LS951 MAN1420 – 1940CFU EQV 1
LS952 CFU2025 – 2155MAN EQV 1

LS759 MAN1420 – 1805MAH EQV 26
LS759 MAN1515 – 1900MAH EQV 3

LS760 MAH1850 – 2035MAN EQV 26
LS760 MAH1945 – 2130MAN EQV 3

Ryanair:
New routes to Gdansk (from Nov 7th) and Riga (from Nov 9th). Paris BVA dropped from 1st Nov. Madrid is now bookable once more through winter, so at least MAN hasn't lost that route completely.

Aegean Airlines:
Will return from April 27th 2013 every saturday to Kefalonia:
A34550 EFL 0955 MAN 1200
A34551 MAN 1255 EFL 1815

Nouvelair Tunisie:
-Will return May 4th with their Djerba flights.
-Will also add a new route to Enfidha every saturday from April 3rd:
BJ8500 NBE 1645 MAN 2015
BJ8501 MAN 2115 NBE 0025

Lufthansa:
-Increase Dusseldorf to 4 times daily using CRJ900
-Frankfurt returns to Lufthansa equipment (A320) from 28th October
-Lufthansa Cargo add a 3rd weekly MD11 freighter from Nov 1st:
LH8203 A 0355 from DTW
LH8203 D 0545 to FRA
This means LH Cargo use MAN every Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Easyjet:
Confirmed 7 based units for Summer 2013, but many employees have been told 8 based aircraft. New routes rumoured to be Keflavik, Mykanos, Venice and Istanbul Sabhia Ghoken.

Virgin Atlantic:
Launch 3 daily A319 service to London Heathrow from 10th March 2013.
Las Vegas to be operated by A330-300 for winter season.

Turkish Airlines:
Increase MAN-Istanbul to 2 daily from 27th March 2013, using a mix of B737-800, B737-900 and A321 equipment.

Air Blue:
Upgrade to A340-300 and now operate direct instead of stopping at Istanbul for fuel.

Flybe:
Drop brussels from 10th September 2012

Brussels Airlines:
Increase capacity on MAN-Brussels with an A319:
SN2177 BRU1615 – 1635MAN 319 x67
SN2178 MAN1705 – 1925BRU 319 x67
Service remains 5 daily.

And thats the 'short' round up!

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Old August 30th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thanks World_Rep for the info, at least somebody is updating MAN Airport.

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Old September 1st, 2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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Libyan arab will return on 4th Sept, with a 3 weekly A320 to Tripoli.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Eurolot will send the 8th Dash-8 on delivery through Manchester this morning. C-GPYD at 1130.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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here there are some more information about the airport
http://airports-world.com/europe/uni...manchester.php

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Originally Posted by world_rep View Post
Never realised Manchester did not have its own thread here.

Overview:

-MAN is the 3rd largest airport in the UK by passenger volume. It handled 19,467,014 year to date up to June 2012.

-Manchester has 3 terminals and 2 runways, serving 52 airlines to over 180 destinations.

-It serves the city of Manchester, the majority of the North west, North Wales, Yorkshire and the Northern edge of Birmingham and its environs. It currently has a 77.5% share in the North west passenger market, shared with Liverpool and Blackpool.

-The airport is Cat10 fire covered, enabling A380 and B747-800 operations, to which Emirates uses the A380 on one of its 3 daily DXB flights.

-The ILS is CatIII, making it a regular feature in diversions during bad weather in the UK. Wythenshawe Hospital is only 5 minutes away with a specialist heart unit, so airlines crossing the Atlantic who have a suspected heart attack/cardiac arrest will usually divert to MAN.

-Maintenance facilities include Thomas cook, who look after the TCX and Condor fleet, as well as 3rd party work. Air Livery have a facility here, catering to aircraft up to A340-600 size, to which Virgin Atlantic is the most regular customer.
Lastly, Monarch have a hangar, which is B787 goldcare standard, and will play host to the LOT Polish and Thomson fleet once they are delivered.

-Emirates and Etihad also have their European call centres in/near the airport (with the latter making MAN its Euro ops HQ), whilst BA citiflier has its HQ in Didsbury, near the airport.

Airlines at Manchester:

Hub:
Flybe

Bases:
Jet2, Easyjet, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic

Airlines with more than 1 destination:
British Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines, United, Tunisair, Germanwings, SAS, Norwegian, bmi, Aer Lingus, Singapore Airlines, PIA and Air Transat.

Other long haul:
US Airways, Delta, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar

Cargo Carriers:
Cathay Pacific, TNT, Fedex, Korean Airlines and Kalitta.

Upcoming new routes:

Ryanair to Warsaw Modlin
Jet2 to Zakynthos
British Airways to Aarhus and Gothenburg
Monarch to Munich, Grenoble, Innsbruk, Friedrichshafen
Norwegian to Stockholm
Germanwings to Stuttgart
TNT to Stansted and Leige.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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Jet2 Summer 2013 increases.

Crete 1 weekly to 2 weekly. New flight fridays.
Dalaman 3 weekly to 6 weekly. New flights Mon, Thu and Sun
Las Palmas 1 weekly to 2 weekly. New flight Tuesdays
Lanzarote 2 weekly to 3 weekly. New flight Tuesdays
Paris CDG. 4 weekly to 5 weekly. New flight Fridays
Tenerife 3 weekly to 5 weekly. New flights Mon and Sun

This is along with the 3 new routes to Corfu, Mahon and Zante.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 03:30 PM   #10
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Delta Airlines will be upgrading MAN-Atlanta to the A330-200 for next summer.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #11
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Easyjet have added MAN-KEF to their schedule.

Flights will be 2 weekly, Sun and Thu, from Feb 14th 2013. Along with Icelandair, MAN-KEF is now reachable 5 days a week.

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Air Canada are to announce MAN-YYZ, 6 weekly from may 1st 2013. Flights will be on a B767-300 in a 'leisure' format.

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JAL are highly tipped to be launching MAN-Tokyo. This is due to the new joint venture with BA, which will share all profits made on Europe-Japan flights, in a similar agreement to American Airlines.
JAL have spent the week at MAN, and the vibes are as good as when MAN-JFK on AA was initially discussed.

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Norwegian are to announce a 4 weekly MAN-HEL, to compliment their MAN-OSL and MAN-ARN flights. Due to start in 2013.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #12
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4 more new routes from Easyjet:

Santorini, Mykanos, Venice and Antalya.

In the mobile site booking engine, but not the desktop site yet.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 12:21 AM   #13
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Norwegian have added their 3rd destination from MAN, a 2 weekly Mon/Fri B737 service to Stavanger, Norway.

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Air Transat are increasing MAN-Toronto to 8 weekly, with double daily flights on Fridays. Calgary will also be increased to 3 weekly, with a new flight on Thursdays.

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Ryanair have added 5 routes to Manchester. Krakow, Trapani, Paphos, Corfu and Lanzarote. They will also add an extra based aircraft.
Routes cut are Paris BVA, Hahn and Memminghem.

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British airways are cutting their 3 daily London Gatwick flights from 31st March 2013, after more than 20 years serving the route.

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Lufthansa Cargo add a 3rd weekly MD11 flight on 1st November. In from Detroit, out to Frankfurt.

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Rumours:

-Air China 6 weekly A330 from March 2013
-Norwegian 4 weekly to Helsinki
-2 New far east cargo carriers to be announced for summer 2013
-Thomson B787 to Cozumel, Mexico for winter 2013.
-United to San Fransisco for Summer 2013.

Thats all for now.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 09:36 AM   #14
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Norwegian have added their 3rd destination from MAN, a 2 weekly Mon/Fri B737 service to Stavanger, Norway.

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Air Transat are increasing MAN-Toronto to 8 weekly, with double daily flights on Fridays. Calgary will also be increased to 3 weekly, with a new flight on Thursdays.

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Ryanair have added 5 routes to Manchester. Krakow, Trapani, Paphos, Corfu and Lanzarote. They will also add an extra based aircraft.
Routes cut are Paris BVA, Hahn and Memminghem.

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British airways are cutting their 3 daily London Gatwick flights from 31st March 2013, after more than 20 years serving the route.

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Lufthansa Cargo add a 3rd weekly MD11 flight on 1st November. In from Detroit, out to Frankfurt.

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Rumours:

-Air China 6 weekly A330 from March 2013
-Norwegian 4 weekly to Helsinki
-2 New far east cargo carriers to be announced for summer 2013
-Thomson B787 to Cozumel, Mexico for winter 2013.
-United to San Fransisco for Summer 2013.

Thats all for now.
Curious : where you heard United might be starting a flight up next year from MAN to SFO?
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Curious : where you heard United might be starting a flight up next year from MAN to SFO?
There was this back in may:

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...shington-route

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He added United was talking to Manchester Airport bosses about the possibility of launching flights to one or both of its west coast destinations, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Recently, there has been a lot of meetings between UA and MAN, with regard to opening MAN-SFO at 5 weekly with 2 class B767-300 and also increasing MAN-EWR to 2 daily and MAN-IAD to B767-300. They have also recently signed a new agreement that MAN will be the main European diversion point, and have signed off the paperwork for B787 operations due to this.
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SAS to increase MAN-OSL to 6 weekly and MAN-CPH to 14 weekly next summer.

All together, SAS will have 70 weekly flights from Manchester next summer:

4 weekly Bergen (8)
11 weekly Stockholm (22)
14 weekly Copenhagen (28)
6 weekly Oslo (12)

(number in brackets represents return trips)
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Easyjet has announced yet more expansion from MAN.

8th based aircraft confirmed, with 3 new routes to Moscow, Prague and Thessaloniki.

Moscow will be the only UK-Russia connection outside London.

Flights to all 3 destinations begin March 2013, and the 8th aircraft will be an A320, making 5 A320 and 3 A319 based.
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Easyjet to add a 5th weekly flight from Manchester to Malta. Extra flights will be on an A320 and on Tuesdays.

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Monarch are re-starting Almeira on a 2 weekly basis next summer

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Cathay Pacific have stated they intend to start MAN-Hong Kong in 2016 when they have the A350. A long wait, but good to know they still want a service.
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Air Transat have again increased flights from Manchester-Toronto.

Now the flights run at 9 weekly, up from 6 last summer. Double daily flights will now operate on Thursday and Sunday

New Sunday flights:

TS264 YYZ 1850* MAN 0630
TS265 MAN 0815 YYZ 1055
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TS564 YYZ 2350* MAN 1130
TS565 MAN 1315 YYZ 1550
A310

* denotes departs sat.
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Easyjet has given out the times for the new Manchester-Moscow (Domodedovo) route:

Sundays & Wednesdays:
EZY1871 MAN 0740 DME 1435
EZY1872 DME 1515 MAN 1625

Mondays & Thursdays:
EZY1873 MAN 1340 DME 2035
EZY1874 DME 2115 MAN 2225

Flights begin 28th March on A320

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With the 8th based aircraft, Easyjet have also upped the frequency on Geneva (9 weekly in summer now with the addition of a Sunday flight), Malta (now 6 weekly with the addition of a Tuesday flight), Skiathos (now 2 weekly and not even launched yet) and Paphos (now daily).

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Air Livery now has the Lufthansa widebody painting contract, as the LH Technik facility in Hamburg has changed its role from painting to VIP aircraft conversions.

Manchester was chosen due to the Air Livery team's expertise, and the abundance of Lufthansa flights to the bases of Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf, which means crews can be re-positioned quickly.

The first B747-400 arrives Sunday 16th.

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