Manchester Airport has continued its spell of double-digit growth, with 1.9 million passengers flying through the airport’s three terminals in March, 10.1 per cent more than in March last year.
Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be bolstering its frequency in the North West by offering daily flights between Manchester and Hong Kong as of December 2017. The extra services will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays.
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.
Hainan Airlines plans to increase its Manchester Airport frequency from four flights per week to five from June. This added service will potentially see Hainan Airlines new Dreamliners operating this direct route into Beijing, depending on aircraft availability.
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.
“The time is now,” for government to truly throw its weight behind the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ vision. That was the message delivered by Manchester Airport chief executive Ken O’Toole as he unveiled the next phase of its £1 billion transformation programme at the property.
A quarter of a million more passengers used Manchester Airport in January 2017 than in January 2016, as the northern gateway continued to experience record breaking growth through the winter season.
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.
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 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.
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.