Manchester Airport is calling for the government to introduce a simplified two-tier system for travel, as fresh data revealed the UK aviation sector is slipping even further behind in its recovery.
Saudia will return to Manchester Airport in December for the first time in 21 months as it relaunches its direct service to Jeddah. The flag-carrier initially began operating the route in 2014.
The traffic light system means the aviation sector in the UK is recovering at just half the rate of the rest of Europe, according to Karen Smart, managing director at Manchester Airport.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has granted an airline operating licence to Aer Lingus (UK), part of the Aer Lingus Group. The move clears the way for new flights from Manchester this winter.
Eurowings has become the latest airline to relocate to Manchester Airport’s new-look Terminal 2 today. The extension opened to the public on July 14th.
Aegean Airlines has become the latest airline to relocate to Manchester Airport’s new-look Terminal 2. Additional cafes and retailers are also opening in the facility.
easyJet will launch two new routes from Manchester Airport this winter, with flights now available for Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands as well as to the Isle of Man.
As travel restrictions ease, the airport has confirmed the next airlines to move will be Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Brussels Airlines. They follow TUI, Jet2.com and Singapore Airlines.
The first passengers travelled through a new terminal extension at Manchester Airport this morning, marking a major milestone in the 83-year history of the location.
Manchester Airport has confirmed the first passengers will pass through its new Terminal Two extension on Wednesday. Jet2 and TUI flights will initially operate from the flagship facility.
MAG has reported a loss of £170 million for the year to March 31st, following what the company called an “unprecedented period”. The figure compares to a profit of £378 million a year earlier.
airBaltic has launched new scheduled flights between Manchester and Riga, Latvia. The Latvian airline now connects both cities with two weekly flights.