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.
Charlie Cornish, chief executive of MAG, has launched a stinging rebuke to the government handling of travel restrictions on UK travellers following the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more here
London Stansted will appeal a decision made by the Uttlesford district council planning committee to refuse an application to increase the current cap on passenger numbers from 35 to 43 million a year.
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.
A ten-by-seven metre logo now adorns one of the airport’s main taxiways adjacent to the runway and was the brainchild of Ross Barker from the airfield operations team.
London Stansted has released drone footage showing how it is finding parking spaces for almost 100 aircraft which have been grounded following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The second Air India long-haul route from London Stansted took to the skies earlier with the launch of a new three-times a week service to Mumbai. The city is considered the financial and entertainment capital of India.
EL AL Israel Airlines is to return to London Stansted when the carrier launches a new five-times a week service to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.
The trade and tourism industries across the east of England are set to receive a major boost next month as Air India launches a new flight from Stansted. The national carrier will fly direct to Mumbai for the first time.
The airline will connect passengers from across London and the east of England to the Russian capital’s Domodedovo airport four-times a week using an A320 aircraft.
More than 1.2 million passengers are expected to travel to and from one of London Stansted’s 200 destinations over the Christmas and New Year period.