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.
Next and a drunk passenger has been shot by a police taser after stripping naked on the runway at Manchester Airport.
The man had just got off an overseas flight and was confronting the pilot.
The incident was captured on a bystander's mobile phone. A security expert says the passenger was entirely to blame.
Sarah Rogers reports:
Police have tasered a passenger at Manchester Airport who took off his clothes as he left a plane, urinated against a wall and was abusive.
The 52-year-old challenged the captain of the Easy Jet flight from Malta to a fight.
He was given a fixed penalty notice.
Police have tasered a passenger at Manchester Airport who stripped off his clothes as he left the aircraft, urinated against a wall and was abusive.
Officers were called to the airport on Thursday September 26 at 9.50am following reports a man was drunk and being abusive to passengers on a flight from Malta.
Greater Manchester Polices said: "As he left the plane, he took his clothes off and urinated against a wall.
"A 52-year-old man was stunned using an electronic stun gun and arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice."
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A new road could be built to improve access to Manchester Airport.
The Government has announced it will provide £165m for a road between the M56 Manchester Airport Spur and the A6 at Hazel Grove.
There may be a public inquiry before the scheme gets the go-ahead.
If successful, building is scheduled to start in January 2015 with with the road opening in Summer 2017.
Manchester Airport is celebrating 75 years of operation in style with a family fun event at the Runway Visitor Park.
The birthday celebrations will include several fly pasts and displays of vintage aircraft including the legendary Lancaster Bomber, which made its first ever test flight from Manchester Airport in 1941.
It will be joined by a Hornet Moth G -ANDA, which was the first ever unofficial aircraft to land at Manchester, as well as the first official Hornet Moth G-ADKC, which will also return.
A DH89A Dragon and Morane Sauline MS.317, which are 1930's biplanes, will also make an appearance.
The Blades Aerobatic display team will also be taking to the skies and performing a stunning display over the Runway Visitor Park while the Ravens parachute display team will jump out of an aircraft at 5,000ft with a birthday message.
Border officials have discovered heroin that was sewn into the lining of shipment of handbags.
The package containing the bags was being processed at Manchester Airport’s freight terminal when officers found 500g of the drug earlier this week.
The parcel had been sent from Pakistan. It is estimated that the heroin has a street value of £125,000 and Home Office investigators are continuing to investigate the seizure.
VIcky Allan, Assistant Director for Border Force, said:
“This seizure gives an indication of the increasingly creative and deceptive methods smugglers are using as they attempt to get drugs into the country.
“Our officers work hard to stop drugs getting into the country and are skilled at preventing smuggling attempts – whether people try to hide them on their person, in their luggage or send them through the postal system.”