Halifax to Manchester Launches S20

Old Jan 16, 20, 2:27 pm
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Halifax to Manchester Launches S20

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...rom-june-2020/

WestJet Launches Halifax - Manchester (England)
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:04 pm
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...rom-june-2020/

WestJet Launches Halifax - Manchester (England)
Why?
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:22 pm
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Considering many Nova Scotianís have ties to the UK , coupled as Halifax is a strong hub for gathering traffic from all of the maritime provinces to the UK, also coupled with Halifax experiencing a boom in population growth , https://globalnews.ca/news/5400235/halifax-economy/ Why not?

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Why?
Coronation Street tours.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 6:05 pm
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Coronation Street tours.
There actually used to be a real street to tour if Iím not mistaken, but not anymore. Is there a tour at the studios now?
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There actually used to be a real street to tour if Iím not mistaken, but not anymore. Is there a tour at the studios now?
The street tour did exist when I was a student in Manchester.....Back When Bett Lynch was a gal.
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Why?
It allows people east of YYZ (yes they do exist) to get to a major European city that isn't London.

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Old Jan 16, 20, 8:55 pm
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It allows people east of YYZ (yes they do exist) to get to a major European city that isn't London.
Basically my question in general is if there is actually a draw for Manchester? Is it a destination? Does it provide any connection opportunities? I can understand London obviously or Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen but when I talk to people that travel to the UK no one ever talks about going to Manchester (unless they are going for football.)
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Old Jan 16, 20, 9:11 pm
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Basically my question in general is if there is actually a draw for Manchester? Is it a destination? Does it provide any connection opportunities? I can understand London obviously or Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen but when I talk to people that travel to the UK no one ever talks about going to Manchester (unless they are going for football.)
FWIW, when I flew El Al to Israel in September, the cover article in the in-flight magazine was all about Manchester. The city seems to be generating a lot of buzz for some reason.
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It's a peak seasonal 4x weekly 737-700, 536 seats each way a week, don't need that much demand to fill that up.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by calgaryhhr View Post
Basically my question in general is if there is actually a draw for Manchester? Is it a destination? Does it provide any connection opportunities? I can understand London obviously or Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen but when I talk to people that travel to the UK no one ever talks about going to Manchester (unless they are going for football.)
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FWIW, when I flew El Al to Israel in September, the cover article in the in-flight magazine was all about Manchester. The city seems to be generating a lot of buzz for some reason.
I lived there for 4 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's something like the 10th largest airport in Europe. The city has lots of culture, tons of Universities as well as a thriving music and arts centre - all round a very interesting place. It vies with Birmingham for UKs second city, although B'ham isn't a patch on Manchester.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by calgaryhhr View Post
Basically my question in general is if there is actually a draw for Manchester? Is it a destination? Does it provide any connection opportunities? I can understand London obviously or Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen but when I talk to people that travel to the UK no one ever talks about going to Manchester (unless they are going for football.)
Absolutely there is connection opportunites, in particular with Virgin Atlantic and Virgins regional ,Connect service. WestJet has also signed a codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...nadas-westjet/
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Old Jan 17, 20, 12:33 am
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Also worth considering is the draw Halifax (and the ROC by connection) has for Greater Manchester: 3 million people, the third busiest airport in the UK, and correct me if I'm wrong but only two direct Canadian destinations - YYZ (AC and TS) and YVR seasonally (TS).

Plus you don't need a widebody or MAX to do a MAN - YHZ run. Could be a smart move for WS.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 5:09 am
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When I read the title of the OP I couldn't understand why fly from Halifax to Manchester.
I was born and bred in MAN UK so I pictured this Manchester - Halifax about 35 miles

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Flying would mean not having to drive through Rochdale so there is probably demand.....
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