A Chinese company has been confirmed as part of a venture that will develop an £800 million business park next to Manchester Airport.
Manchester Airport is having its busiest summer since 2008 as July 2013 saw over 2.2m people passing through the UK’s 3rd largest airport
The first UK airline to run the new Dreamliner planes will finally start operating from Manchester airport.
A poll from VisitEngland showed that around 3.4 million Britons are set to take an Easter break in the UK involving at least one overnight stay, providing an £800 million boost for the UK economy.
Around 6.5 million Britons are planning day trips over the holiday period, with a further 9% undecided whether to have a break involving an overnight stay, the survey revealed.
VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said: "The industry has rallied following the severe weather earlier this year. It's business as usual for tourism with a full line-up of events and offers across the country, and destinations ready and waiting to welcome visitors this Easter break."
An estimated 1.6 million Britons are heading abroad for the holiday. Over the Easter weekend, 110,000 passengers will leave from Manchester Airport.
Popular foreign spots for those going overseas include Spain and its islands, Turkey, Tunisia and Florida, according to UK travel organisation Abta. Top city destinations are Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome and New York, while bookings for UK breaks are described by Abta as "healthy".
There is disruption to flights to and from Manchester Airport due to an inspection of the runway being carried out.
An aircraft has recently landed with smoking brakes and airfield operations are inspecting the runway for an debris. The aircraft is still on the runway. Click here for more.
A new flight between Hong Kong and Manchester Airport has been announced. The four-times-weekly service will start on 8 December 2014.
It's hoped the service will help strengthen business links between the North West and China.
Replacement bus service running on Northern Rail between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport due to over running engineering works at Manchester Airport.
A man has been charged with drug smuggling after Border Force officers at Manchester Airport seized heroin worth an estimated £280,000.
Muhammad Ashfaq, 42, appeared before Trafford Magistrates on Monday 10 February, charged with the importation of a Class A drug.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on 3 March, 2014.
The discovery was made on Friday 7 February as officers inspected a mishandled bag that should have arrived the previous day on a flight from Islamabad.
Saudi Airlines, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, has announced a return to Manchester Airport with a direct route between Manchester and Jeddah starting in March.
The airline last operated from Manchester in 2007 and Manchester Airport say the new Jeddah route is expected to attract a range of leisure and business passengers.
Manchester Airport welcomed the Boeing 747-8 Freighter (B747-8F) landed from Hong Kong this morning. The new aircraft will fly on a regular basis on the Manchester to Hong Kong route and is capable of carrying over 130 tonnes of cargo.
Manchester Airport says only a "handful of flights" were affected by today's nationwide air traffic control issues.
Some passengers were left stranded when a technical problem on an internal telephone system caused delays.
– Manchester Airport spokesperson
Manchester Airport was only minimally affected today following the Air Traffic Control issues.
Out of hundreds of air movements to and from the 200 plus destinations we serve, only a handful of flights were impacted upon.
Operations are back to normal with a few minor knock on effects.
As always, passenger safety is key.
For individual flight enquiries passengers should contact their airline or see our website.
Manchester Airport says air traffic control issues are having an effect on services in the north west.
Flights have been delayed and cancelled at airports across the UK and Ireland because of a technical problem at an air traffic control centre in Hampshire.
– Manchester Airport spokesperson
"Due to an Air Traffic Control issue the whole country is facing air travel delays at the moment. At Manchester Airport we are currently facing minor delays but traffic is coming in and out. The safety of our passengers is always paramount so we will continue to liaise with Air Traffic Control until the issue is resolved. Passengers should check with their airline and on our website for individual flight information."