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    Jet2.com

    It had been reported by BBC/Sky that Jet2 have picked up around 23 daily slot pairs at Manchester
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    Manchester Airport - General Thread

    That’s a very fair point that I’d overlooked.
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    Manchester Airport - General Thread

    Has anyone heard anymore on future uses of the Thomas Cook hangar. I saw it mentioned that there had been a report on another forum of Virgin being interested? I’d personally be surprised as it’s such a large facility, when they have already got Heathrow and Gatwick. I’d say it was at least as...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    Interesting to see the latest set of images released by Manchester TP team today. The construction of the bussing lounge seems far more extensive than I imagined. It looks like the construction does include at least 1 new gate with airbridge. The construction that appears under the Manchester...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    Excited to see some of the food and beverage offerings in T2X. (These exclude the offerings in the refurbished T2). Delighted to see a number of independent Manchester companies, including Pot Kettle Black that is run by a couple of former Saints rugby league lads and is a great coffee house...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    A few more from the airport Instagram account this time
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    Some excellent images from the Manchester Airport social media team
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    The 777-9 is larger than the A350-900/1000 and in length the 747 so it seems clear that 106, 110 and 112 can all accept an A350 or 747. The question is still which stands can currently accept an A350/747 via an Airbridge. It seems 106 can accept an A350-900 and most likely the A350-1000 but had...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    That would help very much :) Thank you
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    This is my take on the even number stands on the new Pier 1 from OAN updates and posts/images I’ve seen online. The odd number stands on the opposite side of the pier appear to be envisaged as primarily narrow body stands for 737 NG/Max and A320 series
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    I read on one forum that at least one of the stands I think 106 has shown no issue with the A350. It was 110 I believe that showed the issue apparently “airbridge wouldnt get to the L2 door without hitting the engine and was 2 feet short of the L1 door.” Stand 110 is on the left of the image...
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    Manchester Airport - General Thread

    I just wondered if anyone knew why B pier lost the airbridges that were installed when B pier was refurbished at what I’m sure was no small cost. I know that those stands are frequently used by EasyJet but as an airline they aren’t totally adverse to using airbridge. I’ve been on Thomas Cook...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    I think there are a few logical reasons. Pier 3 will add a number of widebody gates (including an A380 gate) and the Emirates lounge, which facilitates moving over the likes of Emirates, Etihad and possibly Thomas Cook A330’s in 2022. It also allows for the connection of the existing (but...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    I have read reports that at least some of the stands designated for Wide body aircraft on Pier 1 are not able to currently accommodate a 747 or A350. This has been put down to difficulties docking the new airbridges without potentially impacting the aircraft wing/engine in the case of the 747...
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    Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - and associated works

    I’m intrigued how they will use the glass roof of T2 when it is refurbished. I’m very excited about the new terminal but like others I’m disappointed that the main atrium area in T2X lost its glass roof. I completely understand it’s a cost saving and has probably allowed for an increase in...
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