Virgin changes to A330-200 at Manchester
Civil Aviation

Virgin changes to A330-200 at Manchester

Virgin Atlantic is changing some A330 routes at Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to the smaller -200 version in 2018. Starting from March ’18, flights from Manchester to Atlanta (ATL/KATL) and New York (JFK/KJFK) will use the smaller Airbus A330 variant and from May ’18, Barbados (BGI/TBPB), Boston (BOS/KBOS) and San Francisco (SFO/KSFO) [read more]

Manchester Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

Manchester sees 3.1% growth in autumn period

Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) has recorded 3.1% growth in this autumn period with over 2.4m passengers using the airport. The news comes on the back of the busiest summer ever for the Northern Hub and brings the rolling 12 month total to 27.7m passengers, up 10.5% on the previous 12 months. [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 Q400 (Credit: Adrian Pingstone)

Flybe starts Manchester to Southend service

Flybe has begun its Manchester to Southend service. The low-fares airline will operate the service between Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and London Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC) 3 times a day Monday to Friday with a single service on a Saturday. The move adds another UK domestic destination for Flybe from Manchester and [read more]

British Airtours 28M (Crown Copyright 1985)
Air Safety

Manchester Airport Disaster – 22nd August 1985

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Manchester Air Disaster. 55 people died when a 737 burst into flames while taking off from Manchester Airport. We look at the legacy of Flight KT28M 32-years-on. For most holidaymakers, the 22nd August 1985 started like many other. Looking forward to their holidays [read more]