Manchester Airport’s new Escape Lounge in Terminal 1 has opened to the public today. Over 100,000 passengers are expected to use the facility every year.
The Manchester Airports Group (MAG) – the largest British-owned airport operator – has appointed Charlie Cornish to the position of Group Chief Executive.
Manchester Airport has launched a free iPhone app aimed at helping passengers using its facilities. Among the features include real time flight information for arrivals and departures, with the ability to view whether a flight is ready to board, and the option to save specific flights into a personal list.
Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 will become the first in Europe to replace hand searching with body scanners as part of the security process after airport bosses secured a unique agreement from the European Commission.
Passengers using Heathrow and Manchester airports will not be allowed to board their flights if they refuse to undergo a full-body scan. But in a bid to allay privacy fears, the Transport Secretary Lord Adonis promised that the images are deleted “immediately”.
A human X-ray machine which produces “naked” images of passengers is being trialled at Manchester Airport. The scanner can spot any hidden weapons or explosives but also shows up breast inserts, false limbs, piercings, and an outline of people’s genitals.
Breaking Travel News interviews Andrew Cornish, Managing Director, Manchester Airport gives BTN an update on £45 mn terminal upgrades and train station developments.