New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
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
The Manchester Airport Marketing Team is here to be an extension of your marketing team. There is a wide range of marketing initiatives available to new and existing carriers supporting business, consumer and trade opportunities at a strategic and tactical level. We have local insight and knowledge to add value to your marketing activity. Please contact the Aviation Development Team for more information.
- 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
For more information visit www.airportcity.co.uk
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