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First major phase of Manchester airport transform plan completed

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The first major phase of the £1 billion pound plan to transform Manchester Airport has been completed.

Six months into the project, the final steel bolts have been fiitted to the framework for the extension to terminal two.

The entire project is expected to be completed by 2023.

Andrew Cowan is the CEO of Manchester Airport.

Campaign launched to boost North West's profile

A £5 million campaign has been launched at Manchester Airport to boost the international profile of the North West.

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It is estimated nearly 28 million passengers pass through its terminals each year.

A major publicity drive has been unveiled by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry.

Professor Jackie Oldham, from the University of Manchester, says the region must build on its strengths:



Bag causes 'precautionary' evacuation of Manchester Airport T3

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Manchester Airport's Terminal 3 is being evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

The airport said the evacuation of thousands of passengers was a precautionary measure.

"Police were called at 8.50am on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport.

"Officers are responding and a precautionary evacuation of terminal three has taken place.

"Bomb disposal officers attended and a series of controlled explosions were carried out of the package.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

– Greater Manchester Police

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