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Manchester Airport: affected flights "minimal"

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 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 spokesperson

Air Traffic Control issues hit Manchester

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.

"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."

– Manchester Airport spokesperson

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DHL to open hub at Airport City

An aerial view of the planned site Credit: Manchester Airport Group

Logistics firm DHL is to be the first business to open a facility at an Enterprise Zone development at Manchester Airport.

The company, part of Deutsche Post, has signed an agreement to build a logistics hub adjacent to the airport's existing cargo centre.

Chief executive Phil Couchman said: "Our investment in this state of the art facility is reflective of the demand for British-made goods overseas."

To find out more about the project go to http://www.airportcity.co.uk

An artist's impression of Airport City Credit: Manchester Airport Group

Manchester MP welcomes Chinese investment

The MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech has welcomed the announcement of an £800 million investment in Manchester Airport.

The investment comes as part of the City Deal policy which invests in business and employment opportunities for large cities outside London.

This is great news for south Manchester and it is estimated will bring in 16,000 more jobs to the Manchester area.

This reaffirms the government’s commitment to job creation.

The airport city adds to the 60,000 new jobs HS2 will bring to the area and go even further in bridging the North-South divide.

Since 2010 the Liberal Democrats in Government have helped to create 1.4m new private sector jobs in the UK and aim to create a million more by 2015.

– John Leech MP for Manchester Withington

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Airport City: how it will look

Aerial view of Airport City looking south. The 150 acre development will deliver 16,000 jobs.
Aerial view of Airport City looking south. The 150 acre development will deliver 16,000 jobs. Credit: MAG
Aerial view of Airport City on the north side
Aerial view of Airport City on the north side Credit: MAG
View of of Airport City
View of of Airport City Credit: MAG
One of the proposed office buildings at Airport City, Manchester on the north International Business Hub site.
One of the proposed office buildings at Airport City, Manchester on the north International Business Hub site. Credit: MAG
Part of 13 acre Central Park that sits at the heart of the development on the north site.
Part of 13 acre Central Park that sits at the heart of the development on the north site. Credit: MAG
South site
South site Credit: MAG

Chinese company confirmed as part of Airport City group

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

A Chinese construction company has been confirmed as part of a venture that will develop an £800 million business park next to Manchester Airport. The scheme, which it's hoped will be completed within the next ten years, could create up to 16,000 jobs in the North West.

The news was announced this morning by Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to Beijing.

Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in Beijing
Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in Beijing Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment
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