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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund Hands Out Almost £30,000 To Organisations Across Greater Manchester And Cheshire
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Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund Hands Out Almost £30,000 To Organisations Across Greater Manchester And Cheshire - Airport fund awards £29,064 to 18 organisations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire - Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and gardening society amongst beneficiaries - Grants set to fund a cuddle bed, new kitchen equipment, goal posts, and a hopscotch area - Community Trust Fund has handed out more than £3.5m since its launch in 1997 - For more information or to apply for a grant see: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/community Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and a local...
Heathrow reminds passengers of COVID-19 guidelines ahead of busy Christmas getaway
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Heathrow reminds passengers of COVID-19 guidelines ahead of busy Christmas getaway Airport prepares to welcome passengers ahead of festive getaway, providing the airport and industry with a much needed boost Preparations come with reminders that only travellers with valid tickets will be permitted access to terminals, as London moves into Tier 3 Passengers told they may be held outside terminals to ease congestion, as passenger and public health will be prioritised over passenger experience As Heathrow prepares for a much needed boost in the form of the Christmas getaway and the...
Heathrow announces ambitious plan to support local recovery post COVID-19
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Heathrow announces ambitious plan to support local recovery post COVID-19 Heathrow and Lord David Blunkett have today published the ‘Heathrow Local Recovery Plan’, in partnership with key local stakeholders The plan sets out a clear agenda for the recovery of Heathrow's local economies after new research warned COVID-19 could result in 16,000 fewer jobs around the airport by 2021 The plan makes two policy asks of the UK Government – to temporarily introduce flexibility into how the Apprenticeship Levy can be used, and to provide support through reskilling and retraining opportunities...
British Ambassador to the State of Qatar visits Welsh capital to explore trade and investment opportunities
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British Ambassador to the State of Qatar visits Welsh capital to explore trade and investment opportunities During his visit, the Ambassador met with the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language Eluned Morgan MS, to discuss opportunities for developing trade and business ties between Wales and Qatar as well as potential links through culture and education. The Ambassador also met with the new interim CEO of Cardiff Airport, Spencer Birns and the Airport’s newly appointed Chair, Wayne Harvey. Qatar’s flagship airline Qatar Airways launched a 5* service in May 2018...
Direct Bristol Airport coach service returns to Cardiff
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Direct Bristol Airport coach service returns to Cardiff As demand for post-covid domestic travel grows, a direct airport coach service from Cardiff has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services. The 216 service from Cardiff to Bristol Airport will run five times each way every day via Newport and Bristol. The route has been reintroduced as part of the UK’s largest coach operator’s return to the road after a three month suspension in response to covid-19. Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “Our iconic white fleet...

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Heathrow statement on efforts to protect jobs at the airport
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Heathrow statement on efforts to protect jobs at the airport Commenting on the ongoing efforts to protect jobs at the airport, a Heathrow spokesperson said: We are in talks with our unions about the impact of COVID-19 on our business. These talks are in the early stages and we will continue to explore options – no decisions have been made. Our main priority is to protect jobs and we have put forward an initial proposal that we believe is fair, gives colleagues choice and reflects the severity of the situation we all face. Despite the trade unions recognising the need for change, they are...
Cardiff Airport firefighters provide over 480 hours of support to Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff
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Cardiff Airport firefighters provide over 480 hours of support to Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff Since 29th April, 34 Cardiff Airport firefighters have provided over 480 hours of support to the Dragon’s Heart Hospital (Ysbyty Calon Y Draig) in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. The firefighters worked alongside stadium fire stewards, as well as local authority and retired firefighters to make up a team of 57, ensuring essential 24/7 cover of the hospital whilst it treated Covid-19 patients. Cardiff Airport firefighters continue to be on stand-by for any additional...
Manchester Airport staff rally round local communities in major Covid-19 outreach effort
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Manchester Airport staff rally round local communities in major Covid-19 outreach effort Employees at the UK’s third largest airport are leading an unprecedented voluntary campaign to support local communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis Staff-led initiatives range from a resource pack for homeschooling families to phone calls for the elderly and isolated Thousands of aircraft meals delivered to food banks and schools Friendly phone calls, doorstep deliveries and mobile meals are among the services Manchester Airport workers are providing to communities during the Coronavirus...
New data reveals hidden role of UK’s aviation sector
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New data reveals hidden role of UK’s aviation sector – with unseen heroes at Heathrow bringing in 33% of vital medicine and equipment New data reveals a third of the UK’s total imports (by value) of essential medical equipment, PPE and other tools to fight Covid-19 arrived through Heathrow over March During the same period value of imports surged by 20%, meaning 36% of all UK imports (by value) arrived at Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport Airport boss calls on Government to start realising the strategic importance of Heathrow and aviation as a sector, which economic recovery will be...
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Half a million more vital fluid resistant gowns land at Cardiff Airport
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Half a million more vital fluid resistant gowns land at Cardiff Airport A chartered flight carrying around half a million vital fluid-resistant gowns for NHS Wales has arrived in Cardiff Airport (14.00 today, 1 May 2020). The flight was arranged through Welsh contacts and will mean supplies of these gowns, which had been under pressure, have been fully replenished. The cargo, which has come from Hangzhou in China, will provide around three months’ of supply of fluid-resistant gowns for health and care services in Wales and will allow Wales to support other parts of the UK if needed. In...
Heathrow Community Trust deploys £95k for emergency COVID-19 support
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Heathrow Community Trust deploys £95k for emergency COVID-19 support £95,000 in rapid emergency COVID-19 funding is set to be released by the Heathrow Community Trust (HCT), an independent charity funded by Heathrow Airport and supported by its colleagues and partners Funding has been released from HCT reserves to help keep vital community services running, including food banks and support services for the isolated and vulnerable Heathrow continues to provide educational resources to local schools and has redeployed Heathrow Community Rangers to assist with delivering donations to local...
How concerned are you about the Coronavirus?
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Worrying reports across the news over recent days regarding the Caronavirus. How concerned are you?
More than 1,000 Manchester Airport roles available at annual Jobs Fair
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More than 1,000 Manchester Airport roles available at annual Jobs Fair Representatives from more than 25 employers including Jet2, Swissport and the Clayton Hotel are expected to be in attendance Roles will be available in fields including Customer Service, Engineering and Security It’s an exciting time to join Manchester Airport with the latest phase of its £1bn transformation project due to open this summer More than 1,000 roles at Manchester Airport will be available to jobseekers at the Northern hub’s annual Jobs Fair this month. Around 25 employers will be represented at the...
Cardiff Airport raises over £500 for Velindre on Wear Red for Wales and Velindre Day
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Cardiff Airport raises over £500 for Velindre on Wear Red for Wales and Velindre Day The team at Cardiff Airport celebrated Wear Red for Wales and Velindre Day on Friday 31st January, raising over £500 for the Airport’s Charity of the Year, Velindre Cancer Centre. Velindre was selected as the Airport’s charity partner for 2020/21 via an airport-wide vote last year. The partnership enables Velindre and Cardiff Airport to work together on fundraising opportunities across the Airport and further afield to help raise vital funds. Wear Red for Wales and Velindre day saw departments help to...

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Cardiff Airport celebrates a decade of fundraising and a new charity partnership for 2020
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Cardiff Airport celebrates a decade of fundraising and a new charity partnership for 2020 Cardiff Airport is celebrating ten years of fundraising activities, and looking forward to a new year with an exciting new charity partnership. Over the past ten years, Cardiff Airport has raised over £200,000 to support a number of charities and community clubs close to the hearts of the Airport team, including the RNLI, Welsh Wizards squash team, Marie Curie, Tŷ Hafan and JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity. During the past decade, the team has supported charity collections in the terminal, taken...
One thousand pupils attend Gatwick Airport roadshow in Dorking - part of a series to inspire the study of STEM subjects
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One thousand pupils attend Gatwick Airport roadshow in Dorking - part of a series to inspire the study of STEM subjects Five local schools enjoyed an action-packed day easyJet and Surrey Police among partners present along with 40 Gatwick volunteers The series of roadshows will continue to its fourth roadshow in West Sussex in March One thousand pupils from five local schools visited a Gatwick Airport Roadshow at Ashcombe School, Dorking, yesterday – in a continuing programme across the region designed to encourage children to pursue Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM)...
Biman Bangladesh Airlines launches Manchester services as new partnerships with Bangladeshi cities are announced
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Biman Bangladesh Airlines launches Manchester services as new partnerships with Bangladeshi cities are announced Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate from Manchester Airport to Dhaka and Sylhet three times per week. Service will cater for more than 70,000 people of Bangladeshi origin in the North. New link is announced between Manchester and the two Bangladeshi cities, with delegations to travel in each direction. Partnership will promote commercial ties and knowledge sharing. The launch of a direct air route between Manchester and Bangladesh will be the catalyst for a new era of...
Manchester Airport signs up with "Buy with Confidence" to tackle rogue car parking firms
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Manchester Airport signs up with "Buy with Confidence" to tackle rogue car parking firms Manchester Airport and Manchester City Council have published the names of meet and greet parking companies that have signed up to a “Buy with Confidence” scheme. Six operators have achieved the standard, which involves them giving a commitment to trading fairly. The businesses listed have undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme. The publication of the list is in response to concerns from local communities that so-called “rogue” meet and greet firms are...
Cardiff Airport’s Christmas getaway
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Cardiff Airport’s Christmas getaway Cardiff Airport is preparing to welcome over 37,000 passengers over the Christmas period*. The busiest day of travel will be Saturday 21st December 2019, with flights departing to key hubs like Hamad International in Doha with Qatar Airways and Amsterdam Schiphol with KLM plus ski flights to Chambéry and Geneva with Flybe. Cardiff Airport is open for business over the Christmas period, with some 500 flights expected, as people fly home to visit friends and family or jet off to warmer weather and far-flung destinations. The top five most popular...

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LJLA expects busy festive holiday 'getaway' once again
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LJLA expects busy festive holiday 'getaway' once again Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is gearing up once again for the traditional Christmas and New Year ‘getaway’, with approximately 150,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the festive and New Year holiday period. With schools finishing for Christmas tomorrow, lots of families from across the region are expected to head off on flights over the holiday period with passengers travelling to a mix of destinations. As usual, popular flights for passengers over the coming days are expected to include Winter ski...
London Stansted the first major airport in the UK to trial fully compostable security bags
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London Stansted the first major airport in the UK to trial fully compostable security bags Trial is the latest initiative in the airport’s ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ campaign London Stansted is to become the first major airport in the UK to trial the use of fully compostable security bags for passengers carrying liquids in their hand luggage. If successful, the new product could replace the 11 million non-compostable plastic bags which are currently handed out in the terminal every year. Since 2006, it has been a legal requirement for passengers to place all liquids, aerosols and gels in...
Cardiff Airport turns festive this Christmas Jumper Day
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Cardiff Airport turns festive this Christmas Jumper Day Save the Children’s eighth annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 13th December, and on Wednesday 11th December pilots and team members at Cardiff Airport ditched their day-to-day dress and donned their daftest, most wonderful woollies for the annual fundraiser. Visitors using the national Airport for Wales were treated to all sorts of festive fun on the day, including choir performances and even a visit from the big man himself, Father Christmas. Eastern Airways pilots did away with the usual uniform and flew...
Heathrow reveals the top festive questions every parent should prepare for at Christmas
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Heathrow reveals the top festive questions every parent should prepare for at Christmas, as Santa’s workshop is unveiled underneath Terminals 2 and 5 ‘How does Santa get to every house in the world in one night?’ is the most frequently asked festive question amongst children under 10 Over a third (35%) of parents tell children it takes Santa’s elves a year of preparation to prepare for the big night Heathrow keeps the magic alive as it unveils a collection of periscopes, revealing the buzz of elvish Christmas preparations happening underneath passengers’ feet Given the magical feat...
Two new independent Chairs for Gatwick’s Noise Management Board announced
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Two new independent Chairs for Gatwick’s Noise Management Board announced NMB brings community groups and industry together to manage and mitigate aircraft noise New NMB structure has two Chairs – one to lead the NMB Executive Board and the other to lead the newly created NMB Community Forum New structure also allows for more community groups and locally elected representatives to be included Following a public recruitment process, two new independent Chairs for Gatwick’s Noise Management Board (NMB) were announced yesterday (3 December) at the Board’s fourth annual public meeting. The...

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Gatwick sponsored ‘Eco, Young and Engaged’ summit to promote environmental awareness
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Two hundred pupils attend ‘Eco, Young and Engaged’ summit to promote environmental awareness Eight schools from Sussex attend Gatwick sponsored conference at Ifield Community College Gatwick’s Head of Sustainability talked about sustainability and its importance for protecting the environment Students learned how to harness wind and the sun to generate electricity as well as how to upcycle everyday items including milk bottles The Gatwick sponsored ‘Eco, Young, and Engaged’ (EYE) conference saw eight local schools and 200 pupils from Crawley and Horsham attend Ifield Community College on...
Cardiff Airport welcomes disabled pilots
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Cardiff Airport welcomes disabled pilots Cardiff Airport has entered into a new partnership with Aerobility, the UK’s disabled flying charity that provides a range of life-changing flying activities lessons for disabled people; training for disabled pilots seeking to gain qualifications as well as flying days for disabled aviators. The partnership means that any pilots flying with the Aerobility scheme will be welcome to depart and land at Cardiff Airport with zero fees, and ground handling support is on hand for pilots and their aircraft. Access to the airfield at Cardiff Airport also...
Gatwick's try before you fly....
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Young families and older people get a taste of airport surroundings before they fly Travelling through an airport can be challenging for some people Gatwick’s Accessibility Days designed to make it easier by giving people with a disability a taste of airport surroundings before they fly Day only possible thanks to easyJet, BA, Virgin Atlantic, TUI, Sussex Police, Border Force, Gatwick Fire Service and numerous volunteers from Gatwick Older adults with dementia joined over 30 young families at Gatwick’s Accessibility Day on Saturday (16 Nov), so that they too had a chance to experience...
Glasgow FlightPath Fund awards £100,000 to 68 local groups and charities
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Airport's FlightPath Fund awards £100,000 to 68 local groups and charities Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund awarded more than £100,000 in 2019 to help support 68 charities and community groups in Renfrewshire, Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire. Representatives from community groups and charities to benefit from FlightPath Fund support in 2019 were joined by local politicians and members of Glasgow Airport’s senior management team at a celebratory event held at the Tannahill Centre, Paisley. As well as marking another successful year for the FlightPath, the Fund’s Chair Archie...
British Airways customer Phil Reynolds proposes to girlfriend at Heathrow
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He put a wing on it Love was in the air at Heathrow Terminal 5, when British Airways customer Phil Reynolds got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend, Bethan ahead of their flight to Milan. The terminal has sentimental meaning to the couple as Bethan was based 4,000 miles away from Phil in China for over a year, so they both travelled back and forth through it on their regular trips to see one another. When British Airways and Heathrow heard of Phil’s plans, they helped to pull out the stops and make it even more special, by flashing the message ‘Will you marry me?’ in bright...

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