Airline Focus

Alpha Contract

January 23, 2013 0

Alpha LSG has won the contract to provide catering, housekeeping and janitorial services to the Emirates Lounge at Manchester Airport, UK. The three-year contract – which started on January 1 – follows a previously successful […]

Airfield / Airport Lighting

Let There Be LEDs

January 23, 2013 0

Martyn Cartledge explains how Manchester Airport is leading the        way with recently approved LED lighting technology. On August 17, 2012, a NOTAM was issued by the UK CAA approving the use of high-intensity LED […]


Maintaining Manchester

October 5, 2012 0

Martyn Cartledge spent a night with the team resurfacing one of Manchester Airport’s two runways. It’s the early hours, it’s raining and I’m standing on a windswept building site… and I’m beginning to wonder why.  […]

Air Traffic Control

UK Flights’ Punctuality Falls in Q2

September 25, 2012 0

Data released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shows that between April and June 2012, the overall on-time performance (defined as the proportion of flights arriving or departing early or up to 15 minutes late) […]


APD: It’s here to stay

September 20, 2011 1

Airports and airlines feel the effects of Air Passenger Duty charges, and things are not going to get any better, as Roy Allen explains. Looking around for new ways of raising revenue, as governments regularly […]


Breakthrough for Wheelchair Users

September 13, 2011 0

  Passengers using wheelchairs at Manchester Airport, UK, can now experience a more comfortable and dignified journey with the introduction of the unique, patented Promove sling. The sling, which was invented by wheelchair user Dr […]

Airline Focus

Etihad Marks Two More Manchester Milestones

August 2, 2011 0

Etihad Airways has launched a new line maintenance facility and double-daily services to Manchester Airport in the UK. The airline now operates 14 non-stop return flights between Manchester and Abu Dhabi, UAE, with connections to […]

Airline Focus

Flybe Re-Establishes Air Link

July 28, 2011 0

The UK’s regional airline Flybe has ensured the continuation of its Newquay to Manchester air link by announcing a four times a week service from October 30, 2011. Tickets are being sold from £29.99 (US$49) […]