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Manchester Airport's Terminal 2 evacuated

Manchester Airport have confirmed over Twitter that Terminal 2 is currently being evacuated due to an unattended bag.


Tech leaders jet off on first direct flight to northern California

L-R: Greg Hands MP, Dep CEO Manchester Airport Collette Roche, CCO Virgin Atlantic - Shai Weiss Credit: Picture: Manchester Airport

Tech leaders are jetting off on a trade mission on board the north of England's first direct flight to northern California.

The group of more than 30 delegates will meet bosses from the US state's leading universities, representatives from tech firms and members of Silicon Valley's venture capital funding community.

The new Virgin Atlantic flights from Manchester Airport to San Francisco will reduce journey times between the regions by several hours, as travellers previously took indirect flights.

The three-times-per-week flights to San Francisco also open up a popular leisure destination to holidaymakers from the north of England, with landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Thousands of jobs on way with Manchester Airport expansion

A busy time ahead for Air Traffic Control at Manchester Airport Credit: PA

Manchester Airport is showing off how it's spending a Billion pounds on upgrading and expanding.

Terminal Two will grow by 140 percent in the next eight years. Thousands of jobs are expected to be created as a result.

Adam Jupp from Manchester Airport say there could be 15 hundred jobs in the construction phase alone:

Thousands of jobs could be created Credit: PA


Watch: Manchester Airport staff conduct safety checks in UK Airports Safety Week

This week Manchester Airport is taking part in the first ever UK Airports Safety Week.

Each day Manchester Airport has to carry out a number of Runway inspections - these are usually done by our airfield operations team in a vehicle.

Today, whilst Runway Two is shut for a couple of hours between 9.30 and 11am, up to 80 staff will walk the length of runway and check for any debris that shouldn't be there.

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