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Manchester Airport Private Terminal
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Manchester Airport to launch private terminal, offering “Private Jet experience” on commercial airlines Manchester Airport today revealed plans to be the first major UK airport to open a private terminal, which offers passengers a “private jet experience” while flying on commercial airlines. The airport is today releasing preview designs of the new terminal, which will be called PremiAir. The PremiAir experience will be available to purchase for passengers irrespective of class of travel or the destination they are flying to – and prices start at £50. There will be a number of different...
Manchester Airport retains its crown as Best UK Airport
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Manchester Airport retains its crown as Best UK Airport for fifth year in a row Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK’s best airport, for a fifth year running, at the Globe Awards hosted by Travel Weekly. The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool, Gatwick and Birmingham to receive the accolade. The award comes after a strong 2018 for Manchester Airport, which saw it smash its all-time passenger record, as 28.2m people passed through the airport in the calendar year. It also saw Manchester Airport launch a wealth of new...
Global Trek Aviation invests in Cardiff Airport
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Global Trek Aviation invests in Cardiff Airport Cardiff Airport is delivering on the first phase of its Masterplan, with the announcement of a new flight handling operator. Global Trek Aviation has chosen Cardiff Airport as the second location in the next phase of its expansion, with a dedicated facility set to open for business in April 2019. The company will make use of the Airport’s portfolio of facilities which are available 24/7, all year round. The company will support Cardiff Airport’s ambitions to diversify its business by making further use of its products and services and attract...
Gatwick long-haul traffic growth continues
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Gatwick long-haul traffic grows in December as 46.1m passengers travel through in 2018 Number of passengers travelling on long-haul flights from Gatwick last month up +6.1 year-on-year Long-haul growth drives 2018 cargo surge, +16.1% across the year A record 46.1m passengers travelled through the airport in 2018 London Gatwick’s long-haul routes saw year-on-year growth of +6.1% in December, as a rising number of passengers opted to spend the festive season further afield. In the same month that a vital new long-haul connection to Shanghai with China Eastern was launched, routes to the...
The King of Spain officially opens Murcia Covera Airport
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The King of Spain attended the official opening of Murcia Covera airport today arriving by air. The first two scheduled flights to arrive at the airport were from East Midlands and Bristol Airports in the UK. Once fully operational the airport will be able to accommodate 140 landings and take-offs throughout the day. Initial forecasts suggest the new airport may exceed 8,600 flights and reach 1.2 million passengers, during the first year equalling the figure achieved by San Javier. The new airport at Corvera has capacity for five million passengers however the airport has been designed...
London City Route launched from Newcastle Airport
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London City Route launched from Newcastle Airport The first flight of a brand new service from Newcastle Airport into the heart of central London has taken off today (7th JAN). The inaugural flight from the North East’s largest airport to London City departed this morning (MON) taking just over an hour to reach the capital. The flight, which is operated Flybe’s franchise partner Eastern Airways, is expected to carry over 17,000 passengers during 2019. The airline’s new route is the only direct scheduled flight connecting Newcastle with central London, opening both destinations up to...
Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone in 2018
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Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone in 2018 as airport takes big steps towards expansion Full year 2018 A record 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s only hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on last year, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to achieve this milestone. Over 1.6m metric tonnes of cargo travelled through the UK’s largest port by value throughout the year. This is the equivalent of 761 London Eyes, 88 Shard buildings or 32 QE2s. North American cargo made up over 600,000 metric tonnes...
New drone sighting closes London Heathrow
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Flights in and out of London Heathrow were suspended for a short time earlier this evening due to a drone sighting. The disruption comes just weeks after a similar incident caused significant delays at London Gatwick airport. Flights have now resumed operation.
Double for Liverpool Airport....
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Double celebration for LJLA with growing passenger numbers and the UK’s best on time performance 2018 was another successful year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and the cause for a double celebration with the Airport’s latest passenger figures showing a milestone in passenger throughput, at the same time as having the UK’s best scheduled flight punctuality record. 5.1 million passengers chose to use Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2018 - the highest figures seen at the Airport in 7 years and an increase of 3% compared to 2017. The Airport has seen growth in passenger numbers...
Cardiff predicting "eggcellent" Easter
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An Egg-cellent Easter Holidays at Cardiff Airport As school prepare to break up for Easter Holidays in Wales, Cardiff Airport is preparing to welcome over 61,000 egg-cited customers - 15%* more than last year – and that’s no yolk. This crackin’ news follows a busy first couple of weeks of the summer season – with the launch of two new routes with Ryanair to Barcelona and Malta and flights to Enfidha, Tunisia with Thomas Cook, one of ten summer routes operating on a larger A321 aircraft. Qatar Airways – which was recently awarded ‘Best Regional Airline’ (Middle East)...
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Aviation Minister welcomes new investment to improve passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport
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Aviation Minister welcomes new investment to improve passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport Major progress has been made on a project to improve the passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport, the Aviation Minister saw first-hand on a visit on Monday 8 April. At Leeds Bradford Airport, Aviation Minister Liz Sugg saw construction begin on a major extension to the main airport terminal building, the airport’s biggest investment to date. The extension will significantly improve travel experiences for passengers, including larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, better...
Atkins appointed as lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport terminal transformation
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Atkins appointed as lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport terminal transformation March 2019, Cannes, France – Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to a series of contracts at Birmingham Airport to manage the upgrade and extension of the airport terminals, and to oversee the airfield reconfiguration, as part the airport’s Master Plan to provide a sustainable future for air transport in the Midlands. The announcement, made at the MIPIM* conference in Cannes, today (Wednesday 13th), outlines how, over the next five years, Atkins will assist...
Final consultation to begin for new Leeds Bradford airport link road
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The final phase of consultation for a new Leeds Bradford Airport link road is to take place where the public will be able to view detailed plans for the three proposed routes leading to Leeds Bradford Airport. Option A offers the most direct route with access to a proposed airport parkway station and new proposed business park but option A is the most expensive with a price tag of around £90- £100 million. Option B passes to the South of the airfield joining the current road network before the existing airport flyover tunnel. The estimated cost of option B is between £60 - £70 million...

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