Thai to Manchester

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Rumours of Thai to Manchester based on an investor presentation on another site http://www.fleetbuzz.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=112 Hope this happens
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This isn't something I would ignore because I am convinced that it will happen. Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines operate from Manchester, so why not Thai as well? Fairly recently, Thai added its fourteenth weekly flight to Heathrow on a Thursday night, so they now have 2 flights a day - one at lunchtime, one at about 9.30pm - so why not expand to other airports? Business is obviously good.
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Would be great if they did :D
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This one pops up from time to time. I, for one, will believe it when I see it and not before....... :)

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Thai already fly to MAN ;) BKK-LHR-MAN-LHR-BKK. Of course, the LHR-MAN-LHR flights operated by BMI ;)
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The route is highly unlikely to start before the NWDA Route Development Fund, so it could be a while yet.
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Has nobody else coped onto the fact that there is always runours about airlines starting new flight to MAN. CX,NW and Backpackers express were all to launc service from MAN at least thats what the rumours said. I agree with Grey Area. I wont belive it until it happens.
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Thai already fly to MAN ;) BKK-LHR-MAN-LHR-BKK. Of course, the LHR-MAN-LHR flights operated by BMI ;)
So... what you're saying is that Thai don't fly to Manchester :confused:
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Has nobody else coped onto the fact that there is always runours about airlines starting new flight to MAN. CX,NW and Backpackers express were all to launc service from MAN at least thats what the rumours said. I agree with Grey Area. I wont belive it until it happens.
Well, I for one, know that it is NOT an absolute fantasy!

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Has nobody else coped onto the fact that there is always runours about airlines starting new flight to MAN. CX,NW and Backpackers express were all to launc service from MAN at least thats what the rumours said. I agree with Grey Area. I wont belive it until it happens.
However, what distinguishes TG apart from the other rumours is that they have openly admitted in public that they want to start services to MAN and have already pencilled in 2008 as the start year (they intend doing 1 new long-haul per year for the next few years). MAN, on the other hand, would like them to start earlier than that as they estimate that 100,000 pax a year go to BKK via other hubs; it would be interesting to see how many additional passengers would be attracted to the MAN-Australia sector as a result of them starting services as a couple of years ago, some 180,000 passengers travelled to Australia via other hubs (according to a CAA survey). David
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However, what distinguishes TG apart from the other rumours is that they have openly admitted in public that they want to start services to MAN David
Well CX applied for Slots at MAN in the last round, so one step ahead of Thai!
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Well, I for one, know that it is NOT an absolute fantasy!
But that's still a long way from being a dead cert. ;) I'm too long in the tooth and I've heard too many rumours - whether based on absolute fantasy or not - not to be somewhat cynical when I hear about "so and so" and "such and such" starting next year. Then the year after, and then the year after that. :) Sometimes it happens - but more often it doesn't. No doubt about it, it'd be great to see TG start up at MAN but I'll still wait and see - without holding my breath in the meantime. ;)
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O and dont forget NZ aswell. What do you all think about that?
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Plenty of MAN rumors banging about now, one is that ANZ is to start with 767's, via LAX, which "could" work. but just rumours atm

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Article in today's Bangkok Post about Thai's plans Of which the interest is: "Three or four flights a week are planned for the service to Manchester, the airline's second serving city in the UK, in 2007"