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A Virgin Atlantic A330 departs from Washington Dulles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Virgin Atlantic Strengthens Manchester Services, Boosts Winter Gatwick Frequencies

Virgin Atlantic announced it will enhance its services from Manchester Airport, one of its secondary hubs in Northern England. The airline will increase frequencies on the Manchester-New York route by 65 percent and launch a three times weekly service to Barbados this winter. Nearly 30,000 additional seats will be offered from Manchester compared to last year. Britain’s unofficial second flag carrier is also set to open a new Clubhouse lounge in Manchester next spring, as well as a refurbished Virgin…

Manchester Airport Looks to Build New Private Terminal

Manchester Airport in the U.K. has recently announced plans for a private terminal to give passengers flying on commercial airlines the ‘private jet experience.' The new terminal, which will be called PremiAir, will be available to all passengers flying to or from the airport, with prices starting at 50GBP. PremiAir…

Manchester Airport Reveals Holiday Travel Forecast

Manchester Airport, Britain’s third busiest, is estimating an extra 7 percent of passengers will travel through the gateway over the festive period. An additional 100,000 passengers, compared with the same period last year, are set to travel through Manchester Airport. The airport is set to see 1.56 million passengers fly…

London Airports Facing Capacity Crisis Within the Next Decade

On Tuesday, the Government of the United Kingdom released the revised draft of the Airports National Policy Statement. The new draft is forecasting that four out of five of the major airports that serve the capital city of London will reach full capacity within the next ten years. It is…

American Airlines Axes Seasonal Route to Manchester

American Airlines has announced that starting next summer it will not resume its daily seasonal service from Manchester International Airport to New York's JFK Airport. The airline currently operates a mix of Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft for the flight across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, competitors Virgin Atlantic And Thomas…

The UK’s Northern Gateway Hits Double Digit Growth

Manchester Airport is the gateway to the North of the UK. On Tuesday, the airport announced that their annual passenger numbers have grown by double digits seeing a 2.7 million yearly passenger increase over the last 12 months, which equates to an 11.4% growth. Even with the current woes over…