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Saudia resumes direct flight to Manchester are five year hiatus

Saudia resumes direct flight to Manchester are five year hiatus

3 April 2014 Airline News

Manchester Airport has welcomed its first direct flight from Jeddah for over five years, as Saudia’s inaugural flight touched down at Terminal Two. The new route, which will operate three times a week, will be a great asset to businesses in the region and Saudi Arabia, plus it will also be incredibly beneficial to Greater Manchester’s Muslim community during festivals such as Hajj.

flynas brings low-cost Saudi flights to Manchester

flynas brings low-cost Saudi flights to Manchester

19 March 2014 Airline News

flynas, a low-cost carrier out of Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of non-stop flights from Jeddah to Manchester Airport from May 2nd 2014. The move is part of its ambitious Global Flight Routes program. The flights will operate three times a week, offering easy access to Britain’s north.

Manchester Airport welcomes record passenger numbers

Manchester Airport welcomes record passenger numbers

17 January 2014 Airline News

A total of 1.3 million passengers travelled through Manchester Airport in December 2013, which was 5.4 per cent higher than the figure recorded in 2012. The escalation in passenger figures marks the airport’s 19 consecutive month of year on year growth, with performance attributed to the busy Christmas period where the airport saw over 720,000 festive travellers arrive and depart, a rise of 1.2 per cent, as well as having over 153,000 extra seats available to popular destinations compared with the previous winter season.

Continued growth for Manchester Airport as charter market takes off

Continued growth for Manchester Airport as charter market takes off

20 December 2013 Airline News

With winter schedules now firmly in operation, November saw eighteen months of consecutive growth at Manchester Airport, with 1,313,810 passengers travelling through the UK’s third largest airport last month. The moving annual total of passengers is currently at 20,624,526, a rise of 5.18 per cent compared to last year.

Continued growth at Manchester Airport

Continued growth at Manchester Airport

27 September 2013 Airline News

Over 2.3 million passengers travelled through Manchester Airport in August 2013, which was over seven per cent up on August 2012, with market growth at just over five per cent. The increase in passenger figures marks the airport’s fifteenth consecutive month of year on year growth, with performance attributed to an increase in international scheduled traffic at 14 per cent higher than August 2012.

Manchester Airport records strong increase in passenger numbers

Manchester Airport records strong increase in passenger numbers

1 May 2013 Airline News

During the last 12 months, 19.81 million passengers travelled through Manchester Airport, delivering an extra 680,000 people more than the last financial year - equalling a 3.6 per cent year on year growth. The increase in passenger numbers has been attributed to the fourteen new destinations, including Washington DC and Moscow that were added to the route network during that time, while new destinations are being added for the summer.

Virgin Atlantic launches first domestic service in UK

Virgin Atlantic launches first domestic service in UK

21 August 2012 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic is launching flights from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport in the airline’s first foray into the domestic market. The new route, will be operated with three daily flights to Manchester using Airbus A319 aircraft, will commence in March.

Manchester Airport hit by fog diversions

Manchester Airport hit by fog diversions

9 August 2012 Airline News

Eight flights have been diverted from Manchester Airport overnight due to fog in the local area and poor visibility. Four have since returned and the remaining flights are expected to return during the morning.

Papers Please: Boy boards plane without passport

Papers Please: Boy boards plane without passport

25 July 2012 Airline News

Security chiefs at Manchester Airport have been left red faced after an 11 year-old-boy was able to board a Jet2 plane alone, without a passport. The child was only discovered on board the flight to Rome when other passengers became concerned for his welfare.