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A TUI Boeing 767-300 preparing to depart from Manchester Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Manchester Airport Becomes First in U.K. to Close Terminals

Manchester Airport announced the decision Friday to close two terminals and transfer all commercial traffic to the remaining terminal, following the drop in passengers flying in and out of the northern U.K. airport. On Wednesday, March 25, Terminals Two and Three will close and any flights still operating in and out of Manchester will go through Terminal One. “Like all airports across the world, Manchester Airport has experienced a significant fall in passenger volumes as a result of the Covid-19…

Inside Manchester Airport’s New VIP Terminal

Manchester Airport's new private terminal PremiAir had its official opening ceremony on January 29, and AirlineGeeks went along to check it out. PremiAir was announced on January 28, 2019, and opened towards the end of last year. It aims to provide a premium experience for passengers flying to and from…

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…

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…