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LS@MAN

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I'm due to fly next week with Ryanair from T3 and must say I am actually looking forward to getting back in the skies again!
 

marni1971

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Tomorrow (July 15) legacy T2 reopens along with the upper level drop off ramp (payable) - including obviously the new end of the ramp. Should anyone be around there with a camera sounds like you’ll be able to get close to, if not see inside of, T2X. Socially distanced of course.
 

marni1971

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Speak of the devil...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As well as Terminal Two re-opening tomorrow, the new forecourt for drop off there also opens. <a href="https://t.co/mw4cFjeESI">https://t.co/mw4cFjeESI</a> <a href="https://t.co/0RDIp2OduA">pic.twitter.com/0RDIp2OduA</a></p>&mdash; Manchester Airport (@manairport) <a href=" ">July 14, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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As some of you know, for the last 3 years every few months I shot a video documenting the progress of T2X. Well, it’s finished (for now) - and so, for maybe the last time, here is a drive around Manchester’s Terminal Two including the completed departure drop off level outside the extension building. I’m starting a gofundme to claim back the £3 it cost to get out.

 

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Thanks @marni1971 for that update and it's good to see the progress that has been made since my last visit in early March - gosh where has the time gone?

A shame, but we'll have to blame the driver, that you didn't have the opportunity to get shots looking into T2X - may be next time, if you get your crowd funding, he could drop you off on 'pass 1' and that you get some footage before he comes back on 'pass 2'??
 

marni1971

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Maybe the presentation will be available in another format?
I’m afraid it means it’s not being presented. Usually slides are prepared by MAG for it. It would be nice if they were made available but the publicity platform for the TP hasn’t exactly been on the ball.
 

LS@MAN

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@marni1971 thanks for the clarification.

Yes, the comms has been awful, I understand it probably wasn't possible during the height of the pandemic, but surly we would have expected some form of comms/presentation by now?! I'm sure some of the projects within the TP have been put on hold, but I'm really interested to know if the new dual taxiway works are still in progress and work that was taking place on the western apron...
 

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As I've heard stands 901-919 (10 stands) come into use on 21st August (all aviation changes appear to happen on a thursday).

Now the question is what happens next? Will the new stands be used to take the aircraft currently blocking the West apron and thus allow work to continue on the reconfigurated taxiway Delta?

Only my personal thinking - time will tell.
 

LS@MAN

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I've had it confirmed by a source close to the MAN TP that Pier 1 is currently not in use due to the various parked A/C.
On the north side you have Jet2 B737's. Whilst on the south side there are both TUI 787's and Virgin 747's & A330's.
Hopefully as we eventually receive more long haul flights, Pier 1 will re-open.

Be interesting to see if the Zulu -900 stands open this coming Thursday (21st). And if so, which A/C will be parked there...
 

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Interesting #LS@MAN. I hadn't heard that before and I am still unfortunately not getting any feedback from my own contacts.

Thanks for the update.
 

marni1971

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our airports are vital to regional economies and jobs<br><br>Visiting Manchester Airports new £1bn terminal was a real privilege<br><br>It’s world class and quite right too for a world class region!<br><br>Much more must be done to support aviation and travel, critical to our economic recovery <a href="https://t.co/UHlp9gjXPs">pic.twitter.com/UHlp9gjXPs</a></p>&mdash; Jim McMahon MP (@JimfromOldham) <a href=" ">August 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

LS@MAN

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From what I have seen online and physically by looking through the windows, it is a big improvement of what we have got!
I assume MAG/MAN are waiting until the new year to make a final decision on when T2X will open?

The only areas I haven't yet seen of T2X is the security and immigration area?
 

LS@MAN

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Yes
Heard twice now off two sources t2 is closing for a bit 2-9-20
Yes, true. Unsure how long for at the moment.
Really don’t know if T1 is adequate enough, as I anticipate the likes of france and Spain being allowed back on the list come September time. More flights available so more passengers for TUI & jet2, plus the usual scheduled services. I think it’s a bad move personally closing T2 at the moment...

This government is getting more of a shambles each day!
 

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