Manchester Airport News

Virgin Atlantic kicks off US expansion for Manchester Airport

Virgin Atlantic kicks off US expansion for Manchester Airport

30 March 2017 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic has kicked off a major growth drive at Manchester Airport, launching the first of a hat trick of new long haul routes to America. The airline waved off its inaugural service to San Francisco, the first ever direct route to northern California from the north of England.

Manchester Airport breaks 26m annual passenger barrier

Manchester Airport breaks 26m annual passenger barrier

14 March 2017 Airline News

Manchester Airport is continuing to break its own passenger records after more than 26 million passengers passed through the airport over the last 12 months. After 35 months of consecutive growth, the UK’s third largest airport flew through the 26 million annual passenger mark in February.

Manchester Airport gets in Chinese New Year spirit

Manchester Airport gets in Chinese New Year spirit

26 January 2017 Airline News

This week Manchester Airport has got into the Chinese New Year spirit with lots of entertainment and fun in the terminals. A lion dance and traditional Chinese dancers entertained passengers while they waited for their flight to Beijing during the celebrations.

New premium lounge for Manchester Airport

New premium lounge for Manchester Airport

25 January 2017 Airline News

Manchester Airport has unveiled plans for a new brand of lounge that will open in Terminal Three in April costing £1.6 million. 1903, named after the year of the Wright Brothers first flight, will hold up to 71 people and provide a more premium offering for passengers looking to get their holidays off to a flying start.

Manchester Airport promotes USA options with new campaign

Manchester Airport promotes USA options with new campaign

16 January 2017 Airline News Tourism News

Manchester Airport has launched its first multi-channel, multi-audience marketing campaign to showcase the breadth of destinations it offers to the USA. The #USADirect campaign will see the airport reach out to all areas of its catchment area that spans as far north as the Scottish Borders, south to the Midlands, east to Yorkshire, and west to Merseyside and North Wales.

Manchester Airport issues guidance to festive drone pilots

Manchester Airport issues guidance to festive drone pilots

23 December 2016 Airline News

Drones are still popular presents and with Christmas just around the corner, they will probably be underneath numerous people’s trees this festive season. They may seem like a fun, harmless toy, but they can actually pose a risk and a range of issues to the aviation industry, with the owners being legally responsible and could face prosecution if breaching Civil Aviation Authority regulations.