Media Thread 2017/18

Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by mat, 14 Jul 2017.

  1. Henkeman

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    Nah. Or they'd be queueing up for Crawley. I don't see the big deal. Newton Heath named themselves after City for the same reason.
     
  2. Shirley

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    I'm referring to the takeover and tie up with Etihad Airlines.
     
  3. Henkeman

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    I did miss that, I must confess. Not so sure though, Manchester airport just isn't that important.
     
  4. canyerdogputoutafire

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    I use it quite a lot.
     
  5. Shirley

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    I'm no world travel expert but Manchester along with Melbourne and New York are major destinations for Etihad Airlines.
    Although I must add the last few times I've used Manchester airport the queues have been horrendous, best I leave that for another topic!
     
  6. Henkeman

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    Overseas airlines don't care where they fly. They look for something profitable. They've no care about Manchester above Belgrade beyond that. Sorry. Etihad had nothing to do with it, AUH -MAN is a thin route.
     
  7. Shirley

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    Silly me thinking it was all about promoting Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airlines. The Sheikh is a true Blue after all.
     
  8. Henkeman

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    Yes sure. But Manchester as an airport has little to do with that. The global exposure is on TV.
     
  9. Shirley

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    Of course as a club we've grown considerably since the takeover but I'm sure at the beginning Manchester airport ticked one of the boxes needed.
     
  10. Henkeman

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    It's not that big a destination. With overseas airlines it's not competing with Birmingham or Glasgow, it's with every regional city of any size across Europe. Manchester is just not that important; it's mildly useful. The connections are of limited value, it's no more important than Birmingham or Glasgow (to use the same example).

    People always look at this parochially. An airline based in Abu Dhabi, or Doha, or Singapore, or wherever, cares only for the value to the network and the profit. Trust me, there's no queue for Manchester.
     

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