Virgin Atlantic has returned to its home in the north, Manchester Airport, with the relaunch of flights to Barbados. The return also sees the introduction of its Boeing 787 to the airport for the first time.
The operator will offer a full range of tests – RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, rapid antigen and antibody - to all passengers using Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports.
With England returning to a national lockdown for a minimum period of four weeks, the airport is moving all its operations into terminal one in response to the drop in passenger numbers.
Manchester Airports Group has confirmed as many as 900 jobs could go across its UK airports as travel continues to slump in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An increasing reliance on e-commerce during the pandemic, coupled with a reduction in passenger flights, has driven significant growth in air cargo at the Manchester Airports Group.
Beginning today, the airline will operate up to four daily return flights from Manchester Airport to Belfast City Airport.
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Manchester Airport will once again close terminal two in the coming days as travel demand continues to slump following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Manchester Airport is to see the introduction of a service to Belfast City Airport from September 14th. Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.
Manchester Airport is advising customers of a range of new safety measures, as flying resumes to a range of destinations from today.
Passengers travelling through Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands will now be asked to cover their faces and wear gloves. The airports are the first in the UK to ask their passengers to wear face coverings.