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Old October 10th, 2005, 11:04 PM   #41
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As I've said before, this monkey kid was either: 1) Bullied mercilessly by some 'bad' Mancunians. 2) His mum/sister/brother went out with a Manc and he didn't approve. 3) His parents actually are Mancs and they took him down to London as a (very ugly) baby and abandoned him at Euston in a bin-bag.
So you can't blame him really......
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Old October 11th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #42
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So just how many threads are you going to ruin Monkey before you **** off and grow up? Post it once or twice, cool, but seeing as this is what, the 4th thread for Manc Airport now that's been started because of idiocy, it's high time you gave it a rest.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #43
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Old October 11th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #44
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Monkey: comedy does not repeat so well. Keep it fresh. Itching to know how many times you have posted the chimney article... 30 times? Be honest with yourself and get some fresh material.. you're becoming the double glazing salesman of this thread.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #45
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Don't tell Liverpolitan, he won't be happy (wonder if this has any implications for the Liverpool flights?)

http://www2.flybe.com/news/0510/11.htm

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Flybe announces intention to launch Manchester as new low cost base!
Flybe, one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines, today announces its intention to position Manchester International airport as a new low cost centre following the success of its Manchester to Southampton route, with the launch of two new routes to Exeter and Belfast City.

A further six new routes will be added at Manchester over the next two years, seeing the low cost carrier expand its operations out of the North West base. The Exeter and Belfast flights are now available for booking at www.flybe.com.

The new additions to the route network see the airline continuing to facilitate travel for both business and leisure travellers between the North and South West of England as well as travel to Northern Ireland - traditionally a high cost route.

The routes form the final phase of Flybe’s winter schedule, which offers a total of 16 new routes nationally. The additional services support the company’s successful growth plan and confirm its commitment to consolidating its profile as one of the largest regional low fares business and leisure carriers in the UK, with a network stretching across the backbone of Britain.

Manchester to Exeter
• Route commences on 16th February 2006
• Two flights daily
• Fares from £21.99 one way including taxes and charges

Manchester to Belfast City
• Route commences on 9th January
• Three flights daily (an additional flight will be added in February)
• Fares from £21.99 one way including taxes and charges

Exeter is the gateway to the South West’s fabulous coast and country making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. With its fascinating 2,000 year history and a huge range of attractions and activities, Exeter is a great destination to visit all year round.

Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and Ireland’s largest city is full of diversity. In recent years, Belfast has become a thriving entertainment centre with many bars and restaurants and great shopping. The city also boasts numerous cultural attractions including galleries and museums.

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe comments: “The North West is a key region for Flybe and these new routes are just the start of our plans for the Manchester base, as we continue to look at ways to develop our route network in the North West.

“The new services show us responding to consumer demand and further expanding our already comprehensive route network, building on our domestic successes and facilitating regional travel.

“We are committed to offering a first rate, convenient regional airline service, and by aggressively increasing our operations in the North West we are successfully marrying convenient regional travel with great value and choice.”
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Old October 12th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #46
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No chance Metro, Liverpolution has moved on from 'Bad Luck' Ringway.
He is now totally preoccupied with his latest pet peeve about the impending Mancunian Mongol Hordes about to lay siege around Warrington.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:09 AM   #47
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Oh Gawd, is that Warrington invasion thread still getting dragged along?

I've just been reading about his pet peeve concerning Manchester stealthily wanting to be the Capital of all surrounding cities. I think he gets the place confused with London meself....)
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #48
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EB - Brum will never be as large as Manc due to it's proximity to heathrow.
I don't think that would be the reason that Brum wouldn't be as large as there is massive demand closer to the South East and there was talk of building another airport the size of Heathrow on the north Kent coast.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:34 PM   #49
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Are you suggesting that demand for air travel grows exponentially the closer the South East you get? LOL

No airport will be built on the north Kent Coast. Nor will one ever appear in Rugby. Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow may get second runways eventually, Birmingham may get a shorter second runway, Manchester may get a 4th terminal and in 30 years a 3rd runway, other regional airports including Luton may develop and grow, but that's about it.

Birmingham caters very well for its catchment area, including long haul VFR and ethnic traffic, but it's too close to the South East to attract the same level of custom that Manchester does.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #50
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Remember that oil isn't going to last for ever, it ain't going to be many decades before it starts to become economically unviable to get the stuff out of the ground only to burn in planes - we may already be starting to see this with the price of oil seemingly to having settled a much higher level than it was a few years ago.

With this in mind I cannot see the expansion of air travel being able to continue for many more decades, in fact, I wager that come 2050 airports are all in contraction.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 03:03 PM   #51
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Monkey: comedy does not repeat so well. Keep it fresh. Itching to know how many times you have posted the chimney article... 30 times? Be honest with yourself and get some fresh material.. you're becoming the double glazing salesman of this thread.
This thread is only 12 posts old. I think there's room for the Manchester chimney article on every page.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #52
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Piss off monkey. Your even more boring than me.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #53
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Piss off monkey. Your even more boring than me.
Impossible!
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #54
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Monkey is maliciously and unashamedly ruining a serious thread. A brigging offense surely?
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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #55
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Probably. Don't worry, if he posts that thing again I'll delete it. Monkey, keep your trash OUT of decent threads.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 03:05 AM   #56
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From the manchester airport website.

LONG-HAUL TRAVEL

The number of passengers travelling to long haul destinations in the year to August 2005 has soared by 16.4%.

Long haul charter figures for the year ending August 2005 have risen by 15.6% on last year, scheduled numbers for the rest of the world (not including the US) have gone up by 13% and North American scheduled flights have shot up by 20% in the same period.


ICELANDAIR TO ADD REYKJAVIK-MANCHESTER LINK

Icelandair is to add non-stop scheduled services between Reykjavik and Manchester in the UK from April next year.

The Reykjavik-based carrier will begin twice-weekly services on the route on 7 April, deploying 189-seat Boeing 757s on the route.


MANCHESTER AIRPORT CROWNED “TOP UK AIRPORT”

Manchester Airport was crowned ‘Top UK Airport’ by Travel Bulletin magazine. Travel Bulletin is a trade publication read exclusively by travel agents. Manchester beat off stiff competition from Gatwick and Stansted to win the prize, voted for by the readers of the magazine.
Oh no don't tell Monkey that Stansted airport has lost out to Manchester airport again, with any luck he will slit his own throat with due to the latest news ! Does anyone get the impression that Monkey likes Chimneys ?
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Old October 13th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #57
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Probably. Don't worry, if he posts that thing again I'll delete it. Monkey, keep your trash OUT of decent threads.
Why not just post your council block response? Cummon you've got to admit that the Stansted vs Manchester bash is the only thing keeping the UK transport forum lively.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #58
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Yeah it was funny, and it wasn't wrecking a thread as it had already descended into acrimony. But this a serious one, lets keep it that way please.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 02:09 AM   #59
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Can anyone tell me what ever happened to that nice irish man Gil Thompson who used to be the big noise at Manchester Airport in the 80's. I once met him when my dad was in a meeting in Manchester, he seemed to be the person that really made people from the rest of the uk sit up and take notice of the Manchester Airport. He was one of the people that really got me interested in all things to do with airports, the interest in Manchester was an easy and natural progression.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #60
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Very much the same for me BitN. Softly spoken chap with a moustache, but in a classy kinda way.....didn't look like he cud fight his way out of a paper bag never mind be a BIG Chief...but he was good at the PR and laid the seeds for growth
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