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VLM launches two new services to Belgium from Manchester Airport

Belgian airline VLM is launching services from Manchester to Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges from October 2018. The airline will serve Antwerp twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend, while the Ostend-Bruges service will operate once a day. It is the first time that Manchester will have a […]

Primera Air

Primera Air launches flights from Manchester to Malaga

Low-cost airline Primera Air is launching new flights from Manchester to Malaga for winter 2018. The flights will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from October with fares starting from €35 (£31) one way. Primera Air chief commercial officer, Anastasija Visnakova, said: “Historically, Malaga is […]

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Cathay Pacific increases Manchester Airport to Hong Kong service

Cathay Pacific has increased its five-times-a-week service from Manchester to Hong Kong to a daily flight. James Ginns, Cathay Pacific’s Regional General Manager Europe, said: “Boosting our Manchester flights into a daily service highlights the popularity of the route and the global importance of the Northern Powerhouse. “We are delighted […]

Seattle

Thomas Cook Airlines launches new Seattle service from the UK

Thomas Cook Airlines will fly to Seattle as part of its summer 2018 programme. The addition of the Seattle route reinforces Thomas Cook Airlines’ position as the largest long-haul carrier from Manchester, serving more USA routes than any other airline. This new destination follows the recent introduction of San Francisco (SFO) […]

Air Arabia Maroc

Air Arabia Maroc launches Manchester to Agadir service

Passengers will be able to travel from Manchester Airport to Agadir in Morocco this winter on a new Air Arabia Maroc service. The Moroccan low cost airline will start twice weekly flights from October to the resort, making Manchester the only airport in the UK outside of London served by the carrier. Adel […]

Eurowings

Eurowings launches Manchester to Salzburg flights

Low-cost airline Eurowings has announced it will launch a new route from Manchester Airport to Salzburg this winter. The German airline will launch a twice weekly service to the Austrian city from December 2017. Salzburg is famous for being the backdrop to the Sound of Music and will provide passengers […]

Seb Thompson (Manchester Airport) and Robin Kiely launch Ryanair's new Frankfurt flights

Ryanair adds new Frankfurt flights from London Stansted and Manchester

Ryanair has launched new routes to Frankfurt from London Stansted and Manchester as part of its extended UK winter 2017 schedule. The flights will depart twice a day from London Stansted, while there will be six a week from Manchester from October. Ryanair’s head of communications, Robin Kiely, said: “We are pleased to announce […]

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport now one of Europe’s top 20 airports

Manchester Airport is now one of Europe’s top 20 airports by passenger numbers, thanks to another record month. January saw 1,665,943 passengers jet off to the airport’s 210 destinations as people ditched the cold in search of warmer winter climes. That marked year-on-year growth of 11.3% and brings the airport’s […]

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Manchester Airport record Christmas passenger figures

Manchester Airport had its busiest December and Christmas on record last month with more than 1.8m passengers using the airport – an increase of 20% on December 2015. The UK’s third largest airport is also celebrating a record breaking year after adding more than 2million extra passengers in 2016.   More than […]

Cathay Pacific to increase Hong Kong service to Gatwick and Manchester

Cathay Pacific is to increase its services from Hong Kong to both Gatwick and Manchester next year. The airline, which currently has four services a week out of Manchester and Gatwick to Hong Kong, will fly every day from Gatwick and five times a week from Manchester. The airline’s current […]