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 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.”
In the final part of her series on Manchester Airport Mel Barham's been looking at how the passenger experience has changed over the last 75 years. And she's been checking out where the very rich and even royalty go when they fly through Manchester.
As many of us prepare to jet off on holiday we go behind the scenes with the men and women with our lives in their hands. In the latest in her series on Manchester Airport Mel Barham meets the staff of air traffic control.
Manchester Airport has its own dedicated fire service. With two fire stations, working 24 hours a day, they're an essential part of keeping the airport safe.
Our reporter Mel Barham spent the day with them for the latest in our special series of Airport Uncovered.
Granada Reports have gone behind the scenes at Manchester Airport as they prepare for their busiest time of the year. This is the second of five special reports by Mel Barham.