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Manchester Airport - Articles and news items

Manchester Airport celebrates first direct flight to China

Airport news  •  13 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airport has marked the start of its first direct, scheduled flight to mainland China – the first Airport to do so outside of London.

Manchester Airport records 23.5 million passengers in last 12 months

Airport news  •  13 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airport, the UK’s third largest airport, has topped the 23.5 million passenger mark during the last financial year (2015/16).

Manchester Airport Transformation Programme

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  31 March 2016  •  Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport explains how its Transformation Programme will improve passenger experience through a series of 60 enhancements and unlock economic possibilities for the benefit of the North and UK plc.

Manchester Airport unveils video showcasing planned £1bn transformation

Airport news  •  26 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airport has published footage of how it will look in 10 years following a proposed £1bn transformation project.

Wet weather contributes to passenger traffic growth at Manchester Airport

Airport news  •  12 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airport records 6.1 percent growth in passenger traffic during July, thanks in part to wet weather at the start of the summer season.

Manchester Airport reveals £1 billion transformation programme over next ten years

Airport news  •  3 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) has revealed a 10-year investment programme worth £1 billion to redevelop Manchester Airport.

M.A.G appoints Ken O’Toole as Managing Director of Manchester Airport

Airport news  •  30 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) has today announced Ken O’Toole’s appointment as the new Managing Director of Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport breaks 22 millon passenger mark for first time in 8 years

Airport news  •  2 February 2015  •  Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport, the UK’s third busiest airport, last week hit the 22 million passenger mark for the first time since 2007...

Manchester Airport ends 2013 with strong passenger performance

Airport news  •  14 January 2014  •  Manchester Airports Group

1.3 million passengers travelled through Manchester Airport in December 2013, which was 5.4% higher than the previous year...

Manchester Airport prepares for a busy winter season

Airport news  •  27 November 2013  •  Manchester Airport

This Winter season will see an abundance of new routes from airlines like Ryanair...

Successful summer season at Manchester Airport

Airport news  •  26 September 2013  •  Manchester Airport

Over 2.3 million passengers travelled through Manchester Airport in August 2013, which was over 7% up on August 2012...

Manchester Airport celebrates 75 years of operation

Airport news  •  25 June 2013  •  Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport, the gateway to the North of England, celebrates its 75th anniversary...

Manchester Airport and Aebi Schmidt

Airport news  •  22 August 2012  •  Aebi Schmidt UK Limited

Manchester Airport recently released a comprehensive, high profile and technically detailed tender document...

The future of freight

Issue 4 2012  •  3 August 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

The revenue stream created by cargo is an important one for airports. Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to John Frogatt, Cargo and Commercial Bid Director at the Manchester Airport Group (M.A.G) about the importance of the market and how it affects the group’s circle of airports which includes Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth.Mark Glover: In December 2012, the Transportation Security Association (TSA) will be introducing regulations that will mean 100 per cent screening of all international cargo. How will this affect your security procedures and ultimately, your efficiency?John Frogatt: Security is important for all of us. I believe that an important step forward has been taken in that the U.S Transport Security Administration and the European and Canadian regulators have now agreed to recognise each other's procedures, which should reduce duplication and ultimately cost and delay.MG: What markets are the most important at the moment and which countries do you feel will start to emerge over the next five to 10 years?JF: Asia, particularly China, along with the USA, are important markets at the moment, particularly for Manchester Airport. The impact of the Gulf-based carriers such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airlines-which operate tripledaily, double-daily, respectively-with their increasingly large bellyhold uplift and network capability to serve a range of markets, a model which Singapore Airlines has operated for many years, cannot be underestimated.

An airport city rises

Issue 3 2012  •  1 June 2012  •  John Atkins, Airport City Director, Manchester Airports Group

Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester in northern England, is recognised as the world’s first industrialised city, and at the turn of the 18th century outstripped even London as the largest centre for manufacturing, not just in the UK, but throughout the world.Today, a post-industrialised Manchester is notable for its culture, music, scientific and engineering output, media links, educational institutions and sporting connections. And, along with a reinvigorated city centre, a number of major development projects have evolved across the city in recent years, with Media City at the city’s former docklands now the home of BBC Television; whilst the legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games continues to attract new investment with the development of the Etihad Campus at Sport City in East Manchester. Another ‘city’ within the city is now also preparing for take-off, with the development of the UK’s first ‘airport city’ at Manchester Airport.Globalisation, the demand for air travel and pressure to diversify means 21st century airports are evolving into destinations people travel to, rather than just pass through. They complement city centres, offering not only a gateway for travel but also an economic hub where people live, work and play. These developments have become known globally as ‘airport cities’.


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