Manchester’s new ‘private terminal’ will open in November – is this the way forward for the industry or will it be a white elephant?

Manchester airport last week opened bookings for its new private terminal, PremiAir, which can be used at a cost starting from GBP50 per passenger. It…..

‘Airbnb for airports’, pod terminal transport and a private terminal – Manchester Airport scores big on innovation, but do ideas make sense?

The UK’s Manchester Airport has frequently been in the news of late in connection with technical and infrastructure innovation. Such innovation, or ‘disruption’ as it…..

ForestCar aims to take off in Manchester with plans to disrupt the car rental market

We are becoming increasingly open to the sharing economy and the efficiency and benefits it can deliver. What started as a car share policy to…..

Ethiopian’s new route to Manchester is a triumph for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ but much work remains to be done

Earlier this year, The Blue Swan Daily speculated that two airlines might be on the verge of announcing a new service from Manchester Airport UK,…..

Airport Insight: Manchester Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Could Manchester Airport’s T1 be saved from demolition and deliver a solution for the airport’s low cost carriers?

A Facebook Group has been set up to save Manchester Airport’s historic Terminal 1, which is scheduled for eventual demolition as part of the airport’s…..

Virgin Atlantic set to head east out of Manchester to support its international partners

Virgin Atlantic Airways is placing an increasing focus on its activities out of Manchester Airport in northwest England and this could soon see it debut…..

African and Indian airlines look beyond London Heathrow as they take fresh UK airport approach

Both Ethiopian Airlines and India’s Jet Airways have indicated, in the last week, that they are considering additional services to and from the UK. Influencing…..

Carillion’s collapse – not much damage to the UK airport business, or is there?

The UK’s second largest construction company went into liquidation in the week commencing 15-Jan-2018 with debts and pension liabilities totalling in the order of GBP1.5…..

Major UK regional airports gain summer 2018 routes as the airline balance starts to shift in their favour

The reallocation of airline operating slots at airports following the collapse of Monarch Airlines reveals not only the variety of airlines that seek to take…..

Manchester’s ‘China Dividend’ highlights economic impact of air services

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has revealed that its non-stop Hainan Airlines link to Beijing, the UK’s first direct regular flight to China from outside of…..