New chief for Manchester Airport

Chris Woodroofe has been appointed managing director of Manchester Airport. He was chief operating officer at London Gatwick Airport from 2016 to 2020 and prior to that held a number of senior roles there, including in customer service, security and engineering. He joins from Chevron Traffic Management, where he had overall responsibility for operational performance and driving growth. [+]

Manchester reopens second runway

Manchester Airport is set to operate both runways from 5 April and has reopened its Terminal 3 to passengers. Initially the second runway will operate for a limited number of hours each day and will gradually increase as demand continues to rise. Managing Director Karen Smart, described the move as “a ... [+]

High spec units for Manchester Airport

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission to Columbia Threadneedle Investments for three new logistics units at Manchester Airport’s World Freight Terminal, totalling 85,000sq ft. The new buildings, measuring 36,000sq ft, 27,000sq ft and 21,000sq ft, will replace an existing obsolete unit. They will offer Net Zero Carbon, Grade A warehousing facilities, ... [+]

Ethiopian makes first Manchester-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines’ has operated its inaugural flight from Manchester to Addis Ababa. The service is operated by a B-787 Dreamliner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and offers connections in Addis across Africa including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. [+]

Jet Airways to link Manchester and Mumbai

Jet Airways will operate the North’s first ever direct flight to Mumbai, India in October when it launches four-days-a-week Manchester to Mumbai Airbus A330-200 flights. Each flight will offer 15 tons cargo capacity from India to UK and open a second destination in the UK to Indian shippers. Jet Airways chairman ... [+]

China flights are shot in the arm for the North

The first year of operation the Manchester-Beijing air route, operated by Hainan Airlines, has driven a significant increase in exports and investment into the North of England, according to a new study by consultants Steer Davies Gleeve. Two years since President Xi Jinping announced the UK’s first direct flight to China ... [+]

Seven flights to Saudi from Manchester

Saudia is to operate twice weekly 787 Dreamliner passenger and cargo flights between Manchester and Riyadh from June on Monday and Wednesday. It already operates five times a week from Manchester to Jeddah. [+]

South-east squeeze boosts Manchester freight

Manchester Airport said that capacity constraints in the South East of England helped it to a huge growth in exports from over the last six months, as its half year cargo figures (1 April – 30 September) were released on 16 November. Cargo handled increased to 58,372 tonnes, with ... [+]

Singapore Airlines to fly Manchester-Houston

Singapore Airlines is to switch the stopover point of its Changi-Houston flights from Moscow to Manchester from 30 October. Initially it will operate five times a week but is expected to increase to daily in the medium term. The existing Singapore - Munich - Manchester service is expected to terminate ... [+]

Work starts on Manchester airfreight site

Chinese firm Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI)  has begun work on the Alpha logistics site at Manchester airport, reports Bdaily International. The £15m logistics scheme is part of a wider £1bn Airport City development comprising industrial, hotel and retail space. The new 130,000sq ft logistics centre will include units ranging ... [+]

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