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Old October 16th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #61
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I've found something while browsing around.

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Manchester Airport, UK (MAN), had healthy growth in 2004, with passengers at 21,555,609 and movements at 205,705. Freight was particularly strong with an increase of 21.7% to 153,979 tonnes. Movements and passengers were both up more than 8%. Terminal 2 Phase 2 is part of a multimillion-pound project that will see capacity more than double from its current 7 million to more than 18 million per year. Manchester also is investing in the airfield, adding apron capacity to Terminals 1 and 2 in the form of six widebody/12 narrowbody stands.
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"Manchester also is investing in the airfield, adding apron capacity to Terminals 1 and 2 in the form of six widebody/12 narrowbody stands."
These six stands must be the ones that can handle the A380. Do you hear that Stansted, Manchester will be able to handle 6 A380's at once.
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Is the A380 that massive air 'bus' that recently got completed?
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Old October 17th, 2005, 04:56 PM   #63
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Ye it is one of these massive fuckers.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #64
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Old October 20th, 2005, 10:20 AM   #65
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Decisions like the Delta one only help more BoNY type investments in the city, very good news.

Good to see a good mix of airlines expanding from the airport.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #66
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I'm surpised we don't have more American airlines flying into Manc

Given the stitch up BA, Virgin and American have at Heathrow.

Does anyone know if its true that a Cae Town service is due to start from Manchester next year. I have family down there and it would be much more convenient than going via Amsterdam.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 12:10 PM   #67
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The Kaapstad flights will probably be a weekly, and only charter.

Plenty of US airlines in Manchester....Delta, US Airways, American and Continental. Northwest and United also rumoured to have MAN on their shopping lists.

That MEN article is a bit poorly researched. 'Manchester airport bosses are understood to be delighted that the airport has been chosen by Delta'.........when in fact Delta has been at MAN probably for 15 years already.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #68
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Does anyone know when T2 Phase 2 and the T1 improvements are due for completion? I can't seem to find the info anywhere.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 08:22 PM   #69
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Emirates mulls third daily flight to Dubai



EMIRATES is mulling a THIRD daily flight between Manchester and Dubai.

The news comes as the carrier celebrates the 15th anniversary of services on the route. Emirates launched on November 2, 1990, with two flights a week via Frankfurt. In 1999, it launched a daily direct service, and added a second in 2003.

Now bosses are eyeing further expansion over the next couple of years.

Laurie Berryman, Emirates' UK manager for the north, said: "A third daily service cannot be ruled out. We are always looking for opportunities."

Only last month, the carrier increased the size of jet used on its lunchtime departure to Dubai when it replaced a 346-seater Boeing 777 with a new, 427-seater version.

The new aircraft features a 500-channel, touchscreen inflight entertainment system featuring games, movies and audio channels, including ones which play every UK number one pop record since 1953. It allows passengers to pause or rewind movies, and to send and receive text and email messages via their seatback screens.

It is the first UK route on which the new aircraft has been used.

Emirates' other Manchester flight is operated with a 278-seater Airbus A330.

Services to the United Arab Emirates are popular with business and leisure travellers - Dubai is an increasingly-popular destination for short breaks, while flights from Manchester connect with services to Singapore, Thailand and Australia.

Mr Berryman added: "In our first full year of operations from Manchester, we carried 8,000 people. Nowadays, we carry that many passengers in less than two weeks."

THE Czech airline CSA has cut business class fares on its flights between Manchester and Prague and has launched a frequent flyer programme for small businesses. Loyalty points can be used to obtain upgrades, excess baggage allowances and loungue access.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 10:45 PM   #70
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Manchester Takes Another Bite Of The Big Apple

Manchester has continued to strengthen its links with the Big Apple following the launch of another direct service from Manchester Airport to New York’s JFK airport.

Delta Air Lines will launch a daily service from Manchester to New York JFK on 16th May 2006, further strengthening the airport’s comprehensive transatlantic network.

There are currently three flights everyday to New York, one operated by British Airways and two by Continental Airlines. This number will rise to four from May 2006 when Delta’s new service begins.

Tim McDermott, Director of Aviation Development at Manchester Airport, said: “Delta Air Lines have operated daily flights from Manchester to Atlanta for over ten years. The launch of their New York service is great news for the Airport and the North West region.”

And it’s not only people from the North West that are fuelling the recent surge in demand - Manchester is becoming an increasingly popular destination for New Yorkers.

The interest from New Yorkers is so great that in July 2005 Manchester’s tourist board; ‘Marketing Manchester’ became only the second British city to appoint an on-territory representative in the US.

Gayle Friel, Manchester Gateway Marketing Manager, said: “This is great news. This further highlights Manchester’s popularity with US visitors. The launch of yet another direct service from New York to the city and the region strengthens its position as a leading leisure and business destination. It is also testament to Manchester’s position as England’s second most popular city for overseas visitors.”

This comes just months after The Bank Of New York announced that Manchester was to be its latest UK base.

Neil Fountain, chief executive of MIDAS, Manchester’s Investment and Development Agency, said: "New routes are vitally important for economic and business growth and this excellent news further demonstrates the location advantages of Manchester to the international business community. New York is a major source of investment, such as the recent one made by the Bank of New York, which has created 350 jobs for local people and demonstrates Manchester's locational advantages.

"Next month, MIDAS will be heading out to New York to host an event in association with Manchester City Council, Marketing Manchester and the Bank of New York to promote the UK, the North of England and in particular Manchester as a world class business location with a key focus on the financial services sector."

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Old November 7th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #71
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Expansion Images

Does anyone know if there are any images of the proposed expansion plans at Manchester Airport. I would like to see what the expaned T2 would look like.
Cheers for any help!!!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #72
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Emirates "eyeing further expansion over the next couple of years". Could this maybe call for that big new aircraft in afew years.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #73
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Latest info / passenger numbers from the Airports Website:

November Update 2005


New London service announced
New Long-Haul Charter Routes
New Airport Hotel Opens
Airport Asia quake appeal raises £15,000 in just two weeks
Community Grants Top £100,000
Children’s charities benefit from world reading record bid

London Service

Passengers travelling from Manchester to London are set to get even more choice of airlines to fly with. On 16th December, Air Berlin will introduce connecting flights from Manchester and Glasgow via Stansted to Germany. Early bookers can fly from £19 for one-way shuttle flights to London Stansted, inclusive of all taxes, charges and on board service. The price for a ticket with an onward connection to Germany starts at £29.

Long-Haul Charter Routes

First Choice has launched two long-haul charter flights from Manchester in time for the winter season. Flights to the Caribbean launched on 3 November and services to Mombassa in Kenya began on 8 November. The two flights will operate using a Boeing 767 aircraft.

Airport Hotel Opens

A new Travelodge hotel is set to open at Manchester Airport on 2 December 2005. The hotel is Travelodge’s largest new-build project outside London and will offer over 200 bedrooms plus in-house dining, onsite parking and meeting rooms for hire. It is situated next to the main access road for Terminal 2 and takes the total of on-site airport hotels to seven. Rooms will start at £26 per night and can be booked at www.travelodge.co.uk. A Park and Fly scheme is also planned from next year.

Airport Asia quake appeal raises £15,000 in just two weeks

AN intensive two-week fundraising drive launched by airport employees directly or indirectly affected by the Pakistan earthquake raised a whopping £15,000 in just two weeks.

Teams of volunteers placed collection boxes around the terminals so passengers, visitors and staff could donate. A two-week time limit was put on the collection so money could be raised in time for the religious festival Eid on 4 November.

The money will be used to buy desperately-needed items such as tents and blankets. Pakistan International Airlines will fly the goods directly to the areas affected with the help of SM Cargo Services.

Community Grants


A total of 12 community trust fund awards were made by Manchester Airport in October, donating £28,363 to local community groups and projects. The fund has now donated over £100,000 in grants so far this year. Projects that benefited in October included The Tree Life Centre in Wythenshawe and the Wilmslow Bowling Club.

Children’s charities benefit from world reading record bid

A small team of Manchester Airport employees turned a bid to beat a world reading record into a fundraiser for two children’s charities. The volunteers read non-stop for 117 hours to smash the existing 100-hour record and hopefully earn a place in The Guinness Book of Records. They expect to hear if they’ re the new record holders by early December. They were sponsored by family and friends to raise money for the airport’s charity Childflight and Kirsty’s Appeal, raising £1300 to be split between both good causes.


Terminal Passenger Statistics

October 2005 Passengers % Change vs 2004
Domestic 290,189 3.7
Scheduled International 882,871 16.48
Charter 900,653 -3.37
Private / Miscellaneous 822 -12.46
Total 2,074,535 5.26
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Latest press stuff from MAN:

November Update 2005


New London service announced
New Long-Haul Charter Routes
New Airport Hotel Opens
Airport Asia quake appeal raises £15,000 in just two weeks
Community Grants Top £100,000
Children’s charities benefit from world reading record bid

London Service

Passengers travelling from Manchester to London are set to get even more choice of airlines to fly with. On 16th December, Air Berlin will introduce connecting flights from Manchester and Glasgow via Stansted to Germany. Early bookers can fly from £19 for one-way shuttle flights to London Stansted, inclusive of all taxes, charges and on board service. The price for a ticket with an onward connection to Germany starts at £29.

Long-Haul Charter Routes

First Choice has launched two long-haul charter flights from Manchester in time for the winter season. Flights to the Caribbean launched on 3 November and services to Mombassa in Kenya began on 8 November. The two flights will operate using a Boeing 767 aircraft.

Airport Hotel Opens

A new Travelodge hotel is set to open at Manchester Airport on 2 December 2005. The hotel is Travelodge’s largest new-build project outside London and will offer over 200 bedrooms plus in-house dining, onsite parking and meeting rooms for hire. It is situated next to the main access road for Terminal 2 and takes the total of on-site airport hotels to seven. Rooms will start at £26 per night and can be booked at www.travelodge.co.uk. A Park and Fly scheme is also planned from next year.

Airport Asia quake appeal raises £15,000 in just two weeks

AN intensive two-week fundraising drive launched by airport employees directly or indirectly affected by the Pakistan earthquake raised a whopping £15,000 in just two weeks.

Teams of volunteers placed collection boxes around the terminals so passengers, visitors and staff could donate. A two-week time limit was put on the collection so money could be raised in time for the religious festival Eid on 4 November.

The money will be used to buy desperately-needed items such as tents and blankets. Pakistan International Airlines will fly the goods directly to the areas affected with the help of SM Cargo Services.

Community Grants


A total of 12 community trust fund awards were made by Manchester Airport in October, donating £28,363 to local community groups and projects. The fund has now donated over £100,000 in grants so far this year. Projects that benefited in October included The Tree Life Centre in Wythenshawe and the Wilmslow Bowling Club.

Children’s charities benefit from world reading record bid

A small team of Manchester Airport employees turned a bid to beat a world reading record into a fundraiser for two children’s charities. The volunteers read non-stop for 117 hours to smash the existing 100-hour record and hopefully earn a place in The Guinness Book of Records. They expect to hear if they’ re the new record holders by early December. They were sponsored by family and friends to raise money for the airport’s charity Childflight and Kirsty’s Appeal, raising £1300 to be split between both good causes.


Terminal Passenger Statistics

October 2005 Passengers % Change vs 2004
Domestic 290,189 3.7
Scheduled International 882,871 16.48
Charter 900,653 -3.37
Private / Miscellaneous 822 -12.46
Total 2,074,535 5.26

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New Service From Manchester To Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways is to launch daily flights from Manchester to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from Spring 2006.

The national airline of the UAE plans to operate an Airbus A330 on the route, with enough seats for around 300 passengers.

John Spooner, managing director of Manchester Airport, said:

“This is excellent news for our passengers. Etihad's new route to Abu Dhabi further strengthens our long haul route network, particularly to the Middle East, offering significant opportunities for commerce and leisure traffic.

“We are very confident that this service will prove to be another Manchester success story.”

Just this week, Etihad Airways was voted the ‘world’s leading new airline’ at the 12th World Travel Awards. They become the latest airline to join those serving the increasingly popular Middle East from Manchester. These include:

* Double-daily flights to Dubai with Emirates
* Twice-weekly flights to Damascus with Syrian
* Four flights a week to Doha with Qatar Airways

Peter Dunkin, general manager UK & Ireland for Etihad, said:

“We are delighted to be starting services from Manchester. This will provide excellent links between the North of the UK, the United Arab Emirates, Asia and the Far East. This is excellent news for both the business and leisure travellers in Northern England.”

Etihad Airways is the world’s fastest growing airline and flies to 19 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America and Asia.

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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:50 PM   #76
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New Service From Manchester To Abu Dhabi


Etihad Airways is to launch daily flights from Manchester to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from Spring 2006.

The national airline of the UAE plans to operate an Airbus A330 on the route, with enough seats for around 300 passengers.

John Spooner, managing director of Manchester Airport, said:

“This is excellent news for our passengers. Etihad's new route to Abu Dhabi further strengthens our long haul route network, particularly to the Middle East, offering significant opportunities for commerce and leisure traffic.

“We are very confident that this service will prove to be another Manchester success story.”

Just this week, Etihad Airways was voted the ‘world’s leading new airline’ at the 12th World Travel Awards. They become the latest airline to join those serving the increasingly popular Middle East from Manchester. These include:

Double-daily flights to Dubai with Emirates
Twice-weekly flights to Damascus with Syrian
Four flights a week to Doha with Qatar Airways
Peter Dunkin, general manager UK & Ireland for Etihad, said:

“We are delighted to be starting services from Manchester. This will provide excellent links between the North of the UK, the United Arab Emirates, Asia and the Far East. This is excellent news for both the business and leisure travellers in Northern England.”

Etihad Airways is the world’s fastest growing airline and flies to 19 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America and Asia.

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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #77
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These new services are coming in by the hour.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #78
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Domestic Travel Boom

Domestic Travel Boom


Domestic travel from Manchester Airport is flying high thanks to the launch of 67 extra flights a week.

The new services are:

12 flights a week to London Stansted with Air Berlin (from 16th Dec 05)
24 flights a week to Belfast with Fly Be (from 9th Jan 06)
12 flights a week to Exeter with Fly Be (from 16th Feb 06)
7 flights a week to Newquay with bmibaby (from 26th Mar 06)
12 flights a week to Cardiff with Air Southwest (from 30th Apr 06)

John Spooner, managing director of Manchester Airport, said: “Domestic travel is stronger than ever. The launch of these flights show that more and more people are choosing the benefits of air travel over long journeys by road or rail.”

During the summer season (1st April – 31st October 2005) over two million (2,017,619) domestic passengers flew through the airport. This was a rise of 3% on the same period in 2004 (1,957,391).

Manchester Airport now offers direct scheduled flights to 20 domestic destinations. These are: Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City, London Stansted, Londonderry, Newquay, Norwich, Plymouth and Southampton.
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Manchester's other Airports

Woodford - Runway parrallel to those at MAN and only 5 miles separation (4th terminal?)











Barton - 10 miles from MAN, originally the main airport of Manchester






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A few years back I had to do some filming at Barton as part of a Uni project.
It really had the feel of some kind of 1930's airport.
We had to film our actress jump in a light aircraft,we'd cut, she would jump out and we'd film a similar aircraft taking off.
Instead they insisted on taking off with her still in it and re-scheduled thier flights around our filming - all for free! They let us film the whole thing from the control tower and bought us a drink at the bar.
It wasn't even going to be broadcast.
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