Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
The UK’s Northwest region generated a significant proportion of the 600,000 (two-way) passenger journeys made between the UK and China in 2011. Analysis shows that around 200,000 of these passengers commenced their journey from the Northwest region, sufficient demand to sustain a direct air service.
2011 MIDT data identifies 136,000 (two-way) passengers between Manchester and China with 53,000 travelling to Beijing, 47,000 to Shanghai and almost 19,000 to Guangzhou. The Majority of this traffic (122,000) flew from Manchester via a European hub airport to fly to China.
In addition the 2011 CAA survey data identifies 65,000 (2 way) passengers ‘leaked’ from the Manchester Airport catchment area and travelled to London via surface transport to commence their journey to China
13% of the Northwest regions market to China travelled on a Business Class ticket and the demand is year round.
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to PEK was 53,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 36,000 (CAA 2011).|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to PVG was 47,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 28,000 (CAA 2011).|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to CAN was 18,637 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was zero as no direct services operated in 2011.|
|Hong Kong is Manchester Airport's second largest un-served market. The historical trade links between the Northwest of the UK and Hong Kong continues to drive large traffic volumes as business and commerce continue to thrive between the dynamic regions. Complimenting this demand is large VFR and leisure market.|
|Hong Kong (Un-served)|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to HKG was 103,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 163,000 (CAA 2011).|
In 2011, over 1.253 million (two-way) passengers travelled between Manchester and the USA with a further 844,000 travelling from the Manchester Airport 2 hour drive time catchment area to commence their flight from a London Airport.
Direct flights were offered to Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York JFK, New York Newark and Orlando. In 2011, direct flights to Washington were also inaugurated.
Of the 1.25 million, 51% were point-to-point passengers, while 49% were making a connection, either in the USA or at Manchester.The large volume of leakage traffic over London illustrates that there is a lack of capacity to the USA to cater for the traffic demand to and from Northwest region of England. These routes would be achievable through the mixture of point to point and feeder traffic serving the destinations.
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to BOS was 32,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 47,000 (CAA 2011).|
|Los Angeles (Un-served)|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to LAX was 41,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 98,000 (CAA 2011).|
|San Francisco (Un-served)|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to SFO was 35,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 45,000 (CAA 2011).|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to MIA was 33,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 44,000 (CAA 2011).|
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to IAH was 16,000 (MIDT 2011). Leakage from the MAN catchment to London airports was 40,000 (CAA 2011).|
|There remain a number of key European destinations that are not served with direct flights from Manchester Airport, including a number of capital cities and strong economic regions. The UK’s Northwest region strives to offer connectivity and frequency across Europe to all regions to continue in the development of trade and commerce as well as serving the 24 million people who live with two hour drive of Manchester Airport to reach, easily and conveniently all points with in Europe.|
Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to VIE was 34,493 (MIDT 2011).
Flown traffic in 2011 between MAN and MAD was: 60,000 (MIDT 2011).
Flown traffic in 2011 between MAN and ATH was: 70,000 (MIDT 2011).
Flown traffic in 2011 between MAN and MXP was: 58,000 (MIDT 2011).
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to DME was 12,926. Leakage from the MAN catchment was 25,000 (CAA 2011). Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to SVO was 7,000. Leakage from the MAN catchment was 56,000 (CAA 2011). The two principle airports offer a significant un-served market to one of the world stronger and growing economies.|
Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to NUE was 13,541 (MIDT 2011).
Flown traffic in 2011 between MAN and LIS was: 46,873 (MIDT 2011).
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to OPO was 5,500.
Leakage from the MAN catchment was 51,000 (CAA 2011).
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to RIX was 3,000.
Leakage from the MAN catchment was 70,000 (CAA 2011).
|Leakage from the MAN catchment was 46,000 (CAA 2011).|
Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to VNO was 4,500.
Flown traffic from MAN in 2011 to NAP was 45,213 (all charter).
|Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to KRK was 3,000. Leakage from the MAN catchment was 174,000 (CAA 2011). Poland is one of the largest under-served European markets from Manchester with significant demand for year round services with a strong mix of business, leisure and ethnic VFR traffic.|
Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to GDN was 5,000.
Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to POZ was 2,014
Indirect traffic from MAN in 2011 to WRO was 1,836
Flown traffic in 2011 between MAN and Sardinia was: 2,000.
Flown traffic in 2011 between MAN and Sicily was: 11,000.
Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Manchester is the fastest growing city in the UK - Named in 2010 as one of the world’s top 50 most liveable cities (Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Survey) with a population of 2.5 million.
- Boasts the UK’s largest regional economy with a Gross Value Added of £47 billion ($75 billion).
- Home to 40% of the North West’s top companies.
- The world’s first industrial city showcasing historic industrial architecture, combined with new designs.
- Home to two of the world’s biggest football clubs – Manchester United and Manchester City.
- Home to the Commonwealth Games 2002 facilities and football during 2012 Olympics.
- Shopping Capital of the North: The Manchester Arndale Centre has over 230 stores plus The Trafford Centre has over 280 stores, cinema and restaurants
- The gateway to North UK – Liverpool, Leeds, North Wales and The Lake District are all easily reached
Marketing and other support
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- 24 million people within two hours' drive time.
- A third of the UK's total population lives within catchment area.
- 26 UK and Irish airports serve MAN with an average of 2.2m passengers a year
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
Cargo Gateway to the North
Manchester Airport currently handles around 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually on a combination of pure freighters and passenger services. Manchester has the largest bellyhold cargo throughput in the UK after LHR, and provides air cargo capacity to more than 90 destinations in over 50 countries. Manchester's location provides unrivalled access to the key markets in the North of England and Scotland, while providing a key gateway for onward traffic for Ireland.
Manchester's pure cargo activity includes Cathay Pacific Cargo, FedEx and Lufthansa Cargo plus regular ad hoc cargo activity, while bellyhold cargo capacity is provided through many of the world's leading airlines including American Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic plus many others.
Manchester's World Freight Terminal (WFT) is a purpose built cargo terminal offering around 675,000 sq ft of warehouse and office accommodation. The WFT will soon be supported by the development of the World Logistics Hub which will form the initial development of Manchester Airport's wider Airport City development. World Logistics Hub will offer ultra modern facilities to support the development of logistics in the North of England and will play a vital role in facilitating growth within the region.
- 25% of the UK's motorways run through the city
- Within two hours drive time – Birmingham, Sheffield and Leeds
- Within three hours drive time – London, Glasgow, Edinburgh
- Regular rail links to Manchester city centre and more than 100 national and regional destinations
- Travel directly to Manchester city centre in 10 minutes
- Trains to London depart every 20 minutes
- Dedicated coach station – travelling to more than 60 towns and cities in mainland UK
Infrastructure & Operations:
- £25 million investment on the airfield including more than £20 million upgrading the airfield for the A380
- We are now a ‘Category 10’ airport, allowing the airport to not only accept the A380 but other ‘Code F’ aircraft
- First regional airport and one of only 17 global airports to be certified for the A380
- A dual runway and up to 125 stands favour slot availability
- Slot coordinated through our relationship with ACL
- All three terminals enjoy easy connections to our on-site transport hub, The Station
- Aerodrome 24h operation
Launched in January 2012, Airport City will be created through phased delivery during the next 15 years, at a cost of £650 million. To attract national and international business that would not ordinarily locate in the region, or even the UK, Airport City’s commercial property offering will accommodate a mix of uses to complement core aviation activities at the airport. It will provide unique, high quality and bespoke environments designed to appeal to graduates, entrepreneurs, global business and a highly skilled workforce operating in sectors including:
- Airport Logistics
- Airport Supply Chain
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Research & Development
- Pharmaceuticals & Health
- Professional Services
- Science & Research
- IT, Media & Telecommunications
- Retail & Leisure
- Hotel & Conferencing
Runway 05L-23R (Runway 1):
- H24 operation
- 3048 x 45m
Runway 05R-23L (Runway 2):
- Normal operating times of:
- Monday to Friday 0630 - 1030 & 1600 - 2000 (local)
- Saturday 0630 to 1030 (local)
- Sunday 1600 to 2000 (local)
- 3050 x 45m
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
- New control tower, due for completion in 2013 at a cost of £10m
- Runway 05L- 23R (Runway 1) Refurbishment Project. £21M project completed in December 2011. Runway resurfaced using un-grooved Beton Bitumeux Aeronautic (BBA) - UK first! New surface offers similar if not better friction characteristics than traditional grooved Marshall Asphalt (MA) runway surface.
- 19 million passengers annually
- UKs largest regional airport with over 200 destinations across UK, North America, Middle East and Europe from over 60 airlines