Route Development & Rumours

David_itl

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That would be strange. They operated 2 or 3 weekly as FB499/500 if I remember for a couple of years then easyJet started operating MAN-Sofia and they co-existed for a 12 to 18 month period before Fly Bulgaria pulled out. easyJet still intend operating up to 4 weekly in this winter season before going 3 weekly for the summer then generally 4 weekly in November before going daily from just before Christmas for the rest of winter 2021/22 save for a 3 week period in January when they are 5 weekly. I wonder what's changed for them to think about the route.
 

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Whilst others have posted the positives from the ACL update, there are nearly always negatives to be posted as well - so here is the latest downside for Summer 2021

CANCELLATIONS

Luxair (LG), Juneyao (HO) and TUS Airways (U8) have cancelled their slots for S21, these carriers were planned in S20 as new carriers to MAN and gained historic rights as flights were planned pre-Covid waiver.

Other airlines have not yet returned historic slots for S21 as they are waiting on news of a slot waiver.

British a/w (BA) - had submitted to increase LHR from x7 to x9 per day but now x7 are held.

KLM (KL) – had submitted to increase AMS from x6 to x7 per day but now x6 are held
 

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Thanks Scottie. It's always helpful to get a full and balanced picture. No point just posting good news if there's also negative news at the same time.
Conversely, it's wrong of the doom mongers to just post bad news if there's also a good story to report as well.
 

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The latest ACL update for S21 gives the following:

Aer Lingus – Cutback proposed new long-haul operation to 01Jul. (x1 A330 and x2 A321LR).

Air Canada – Slots cancelled for daily seasonal YYZ service with A330.

Blue Islands – Slots for new SOU and EXT cutback to start 07Jun.

Condor – Newly allocated slots were held for twice per day LCA, now cutback to once per day and from 01May.

Emirates – Reduce from three to two per day for S21. Morning service cancelled, lunchtime remains A380 all season, evening service B777-300 Apr/May/Jun and A380 from Jul onwards.

Jet2.com – Reduce from historic x26 based aircraft to x21. All A330 removed and slots now all B737-800/B757/A321. Slots still currently held split operation T1/T2 with expectation of a consolidated T2 operation once further slots are cutback.

Stobart Air – Newly allocated slots for twice daily ZZJ (destination tbc) are now cancelled.

Wizz Air UK – Cancel all slots for proposed new four based A321 operation.
 

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The latest ACL update for S21 gives the following:

Aer Lingus – Cutback proposed new long-haul operation to 01Jul. (x1 A330 and x2 A321LR).

Air Canada – Slots cancelled for daily seasonal YYZ service with A330.

Blue Islands – Slots for new SOU and EXT cutback to start 07Jun.

Condor – Newly allocated slots were held for twice per day LCA, now cutback to once per day and from 01May.

Emirates – Reduce from three to two per day for S21. Morning service cancelled, lunchtime remains A380 all season, evening service B777-300 Apr/May/Jun and A380 from Jul onwards.

Jet2.com – Reduce from historic x26 based aircraft to x21. All A330 removed and slots now all B737-800/B757/A321. Slots still currently held split operation T1/T2 with expectation of a consolidated T2 operation once further slots are cutback.

Stobart Air – Newly allocated slots for twice daily ZZJ (destination tbc) are now cancelled.

Wizz Air UK – Cancel all slots for proposed new four based A321 operation.
Pretty grim but it will be the same everywhere for most of S21 in my opinion.
 

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SUMMER 2021

CANCELLATIONS


According to the reports that I have seen the following is a list of the main adjustments for S21:

Air Transat - will operate once per week to Toronto on a Wednesday

American Airlines - all slots released for S21

BA Cityflyer - all slots cancelled for S21

Belavia - weekly service to Minsk is cancelled

British Airways - proposed Gatwick service is cancelled

Brussels Airlines - will operate twice daily for S21

easyJet - based aircraft remain at 18 for the period June-October.

Iberia Express -all slots released

Norwegian - only 3 per week to Oslo show and these are from 16th August

Swiss - plans are currently for 9 per week - down from twice daily

United - all slots released for S21

That then is the latest situation that I'm aware of. If I hear anything more I will post as soon as possible.
 

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Does slots released mean the airline has given up the slots vs cancelled being just the route is cancelled but the airline retains the slots?
 

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The report says "Many carriers have cancelled slots during April and May which are too many to list."

My interpretation is that the flights are cancelled, however the airline retains the slots for future use. IE the slots are cancelled for S21

Hopefully that clarifies the situation.
 

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at least in the UK, the requirement to use slots has been waived further recently, and the waiver extends to end of October now. airlines not using slots during the summer will not have to forfeit them.
 

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Courtesy of SPD_Travels

Restart dates 2021​



March 02, 2021

Airline restart dates 2021​


This list compiles a list of when airlines are expected to resume services at Manchester
I won't detail frequencies or individual routes as they will vary on a weekly basis. Some important notes:
-This information is garnered from their websites or booking engines.
-information is subject to change based on both airline decisions and Local border conditions.
-some flights pre-May are likely to change due to govt rules around international travel restarting no earlier than 17th May.
-I accept no liability for the information posted here.

Aegean Airlines: now operating
Air Baltic: 2nd July
Air Canada: 5th June
Air France: now operating
Aer Lingus: now operating
Air Malta: 4th May
Air Transat: 2nd May
Aurigny: 12th April
Austrian: 2nd May
BH air: 5th May
Biman Bangladesh: 1st Oct
Blue Islands: 7th June
British Airways: now operating
Brussels Airlines: now operating
Cathay Pacific: 1st July
Correndon: 3rd May
Eastern: 1st June
Easyjet: now operating
Emirates: Now operating
Etihad: now operating
Ethiopian: now operating
Eurowings: 1st April
Finnair: now operating
Iberia: 17th May
Icelandair: 1st June
Jet2: 17th May
KLM: 15th March
Loganair: now operating
Lufthansa: now operating
Norwegian: 1st Sept
PIA: now operating via hifly
Pegasus: now operating
Qatar: now operating
RAM: status unknown
Ryanair: now operating
Saudia: 1st June
SAS: 1st April
Singapore Airlines: 1st Jun
Swiss: now operating
TAP: 1st May
TUI: now operating cargo only
Turkish Airlines: now operating
Virgin: now operating
Vueling: 28th March
 

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Courtesy of SPD travels on Twitter

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Weekly round up. Positive week for Manchester. 3 new routes from 2 airlines, increased frequencies and 1 restarting route. The Aer Lingus long haul base also took a step forward too, after gaining DOT approval. Let’s hope the positivity can continue!


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Another update courtesy of SPD_Travels on Twitter


Corendon S22 Manchester​



March 04, 2021
Corendon summer 2022

Corendon has put its summer 2022 flights on sale from Manchester, with the addition of 2 routes and extra flights to Dalaman.

Dalaman:

XC8157 DLM 0515 MAN 0745 Mo/We/Fr/Su

XC8158 MAN 0845 DLM 1500 Mo/We/Fr/Su

Wed/Sun are new flights and start April 2nd using B737-800.

Rhodes:

XR9247 RHO 1615 MAN 1845 Thu
XR9275 RHO 1615 MAN 1845 Sun

XR9248 MAN 1945 RHO 0200 Thu
XR9276 MAN 1945 RHO 0200 Sun

Starts 1st May 2022 and uses B737-800. Rhodes is served by TUI, Jet2 and Ryanair.

Heraklion:

XR781 HER 1610 MAN 1840 Tu/Th/Su

XR782 MAN 1940 HER 0200 HER Tu/Th/Su

Starts 1st May 2022 and uses B737-800. Heraklion is served by TUI, Jet2 and Easyjet.
 
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