Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct service from Manchester to San Francisco

Thomas Cook Airlines will fly direct from Manchester to San Francisco from May 2017. The new route joins flights to Los Angeles and Boston launched in 2016, and  New York and Miami in 2015. In addition to the new route, flights to Los Angeles will also increase from two to three flights per week, with […]

Norwegian has launched two new routes to the Canary Islands

Norwegian launches two new routes to the Canary Islands from Manchester Airport

Low-cost airline Norwegian has launched two new routes to the Canary Islands from Manchester Airport this winter.  From October 30, direct twice weekly flights will take off to Gran Canaria for the winter while non-stop year-round flights to Tenerife launch from November 1. The flights will be serviced by brand new 186-seat Boeing […]

Manchester Airport

Airlines throwing away ‘vast quantities’ of liquids at check-in

A decade after restrictions on liquids in aircraft cabins were introduced, vast quantities are still having to be thrown away by passengers during airport security checks. Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which operates Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports, confiscated more than 140 million tonnes of bottled drinks last […]

The Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport unveils new-look Escape Lounge in Terminal 2

Manchester Airport has unveiled its new-look Escape Lounge in Terminal 2. The airport has spent £1.9m on the lounge which has increased in capacity by a third with room for up to 212 passengers. The Escape Lounge will provide passengers with an area away from the hustle and bustle of […]

Huskies in Yllas

Crystal Ski adds Finnish resorts of Levi and Ylläs to its winter itinerary

Crystal Ski has added two ski resorts in Finland – Levi and Ylläs – to its existing range of Iso-Syöte, Pyha, Ruka and Salla. Both Levi and Ylläs sit comfortably within the Arctic Circle and are some of the northernmost ski resorts in the world. As well as ensuring excellent ski conditions, Levi and Ylläs’ […]

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport’s record 23.5m passengers in a year

Manchester Airport is proving more popular than ever before as more than 23.5 million passengers have flown from the UK’s third largest airport in the last financial year, a 5.4% increase over 12 months. In March 2016, 1.74m people jetted off on holiday and on business where the top five popular […]

Virgin Atlantic announces new direct US flights from Manchester

Virgin Atlantic will fly to San Francisco and Boston from Manchester Airport starting from next year. It is the first time in the airport’s history that there has been a direct route to San Francisco, seen as a key tourist and business destination. In addition to the new US routes […]

Vueling Airlines

Vueling Airlines adds Tenerife route from Manchester Airport

Vueling Airlines is set for further expansion from Manchester Airport this summer adding a new route to Tenerife.  The Spanish low-cost airline will operate one flight a week to the Canary Island during July and August and two flights a week in September and October. Vueling, part of International Airlines […]

Sun Peaks

Crystal Ski adds Sun Peaks to portfolio

Crystal Ski has added the Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia in Canada to its portfolio, going on sale from March 15. Sun Peaks is located in the interior of the province and receives on average nearly six metres of light, dry, ‘easy-to-ski’ powder snow every winter. It’s the second […]

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport: Record 1.5 million passengers for January

Almost 1.5 million people travelled through Manchester Airport in January – a new record. In total, 1,415,735 people travelled through the UK’s third biggest airport during the month, an increase of 7.8% on the previous year. Popular destinations included Dubai, Palma and Tenerife. The bumper January also saw an increase […]