Hainan to fly daily from Manchester to Beijing next year

Hainan Airlines’ is to increase its Manchester-Beijing service from four times weekly to daily between June and September. An  Airbus A330 will depart at 12.15pm each day. Manchester became the first UK hub outside London to gain a direct flight to mainland China when Hainan Airlines launched its service to Beijing in 2016. [+]

Qatar to fly thrice-daily from Manchester

Qatar Airways will increase frequency of its flights between Manchester and Doha to triple daily from May 2019. The carrier currently operates 16 flights per week between the two cities – double daily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with triple daily flights already operating on Mondays and Saturdays.  ... [+]

Manchester adds Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed it will operate a four-times-a-week service from Manchester to Addis Ababa, with B-787 aircraft. It will start on December 1, initially via Brussels. It will leave Manchester at 19:00, arriving at Addis Ababa at 06:00, providing significant onward connectivity options from the African hub. On the ... [+]

Manchester gains Islamabad link

Private Pakistani carrier Shaheen Air is to launch services between Islamabad and Manchester will on 15 March, operating three times a week. The service to Benazir Bhutto International Airport will be serviced by an Airbus A330. [+]

Online broker adds Southampton routes

Online intermodal brokers, FreightArranger has added new routes between Southampton and Manchester, and Southampton and Leeds. The trains run on all working days, with afternoon loading cut-offs allowing next-day deliveries and can accept high cube (9' 6" high) ISO containers and swapbodies up to 2.5 metres wide. There are opportunities ... [+]

AMI Manchester thinks local

Airfreight and express wholesaler AMI says that its policy of supporting  local departures whenever possible has boosted its direct exports via Manchester Airport to 75% of its total from the area. It also achieved later cut-offs and saved 100,000 truck miles per year. It says that it is common practice in ... [+]

UCH takes space in Manchester

MAG Property, the property, development and facilities management arm of the UK airport group, has let 20,000 sq ft of warehouse at the World Freight Terminal at Manchester Airport to UCH Logistics. Staines-based UCH provides specialist transport and security screening services to the airfreight industry. General manager in Manchester, Nova ... [+]

Middle East handler moves into the UK regions

Middle East-owned air handling company dnata is to open three new facilities at Gatwick, Birmingham, and Glasgow, in addition to its soon to be unveiled new dnata City, cargo hub at Heathrow. The move brings to five the number of UK airports served by the Dubai-based operator, including that at ... [+]

AMI goes for independence

Airfreight wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) has become self-handling in Manchester after moving into a dedicated 8000 sq ft facility at Manchester Airport’s World Cargo Centre. The new base will improve processing times for customer delivery vehicles and cargo received at AMI Manchester for flights departing from London Heathrow can now ... [+]

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