The timetables for the Arriva service changes that I mentioned recently are now online and they confirm that, with service 20 now terminating at Well Green, passengers in Timperley and Well Green have lost their direct link with the Airport. Low usage of that link may well be the reason for the loss of that link but it's sad to see the Airport become less well-connected. I approached Arriva for a comment but none has been forthcoming as yet.
As previously mentioned, these changes see Arriva return to the 281 (Altrincham - Timperley Grange circular), with their journeys running in competition with LA Coaches. Arriva journeys run 10 minutes ahead of LA Coaches'. The changes also see the ML1 Stretford - Trafford Centre shuttle bus extended to The Chill Factor ski centre and there's tweaking to the 18, 18A and 19 timetables.