Category Archives : Travel News and Tips

A look at both travel news and tips for the business traveller.


Vueling Launch New Birmingham Route

Spain’s leading low cost carrier Vueling is to launch flights from Birmingham airport to Barcelona El Prat, Flight will begin on the 1st June 2015 running three flights a week to begin then increasing to four times a week in August. Vueling currently hold a 40% market share in Barcelona El Prat airport with the […]

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Manchester Airport Named Airport Of The Year

Manchester airport has been celebrating since being voted airport of the year at the annual Airport Operators Association (AOA) awards. Their award was received in the over six million passenger’s category, and beat of stiff completion from Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham. The award was received, due to a phenomenal year of growth an increase in […]


Birmingham to JFK coming 2015

Birmingham to Broadway Today Birmingham airport and American Airlines have announced along with the oneworld alliance that new daily direct flights will commence between Birmingham international and New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK). Flights will begin on the 8th May 2015 with a British Airways code share. The Route will provide almost 100’000 seats […]

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC TEAM UP FOR TRICK OR TWEET

Manchester airport and Virgin Atlantic will be giving away a pair of flights to Orlando this Halloween #TrickorTweet well be asking @MANAirport to send in any trick or treats they have played on their loved ones, friends, family or work colleagues by using the hashtag. At the end of the 31st October the best will […]


Regus Express opens lounge at Birmingham airport

Regus Express has today opens its business lounge at Birmingham airport, the lounge is perfectly designed for the mobile and flexible workers. Situated a short walk away from the check-in and arrivals area, the lounge provides top class meeting rooms with a fully equipped workspace from as little as £8. Specially designed for the business […]

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Five in a row for Birmingham Airport

For the fifth month in a row Birmingham airport has announce record breaking figures, This time August 2014 has surpassed the previous record month (August 2008) with 1’104’831 passengers more than 2% more than the previous record, This is becoming a very successful year for the midlands airport who have invested heavily in a runway […]


Birmingham records broken again

In July Birmingham airport recorded its second ever and highest July figures in its 75 year history. More than 1’050’000 passengers passed through the airport terminal in July. The figure achieved is 4.6% increase on last year and the fourth consecutive record breaking month. It is the first time more than one million passengers have […]

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National Air Traffic control

NATS a deal for MAG

NATS and Manchester Airport Group (MAG) have announced the signing of a new ten year contract for the provision of air traffic control, Both Manchester and Stansted Airport already has an existing relationship with NATs with the new contract due to commence on the 1st April 2015. MAG has invested heavily in its air traffic […]


Post 365

Birmingham Airport has announced the opening of a Royal Mail post office within the landside spar store. The Post office will operate 365 days a year 24 hours a day apart from Christmas day when the store will open from 8AM to 5PM, With over 33’000 passengers using the terminal each day the post office […]

Post Office opens for business in the landside terminal at Birmingham Airport

Manchester Pride support by Manchester Airport and Easy Jet

Easy Jet and Manchester Airport Support Manchester pride

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, and the third biggest airport, Manchester Airport, have announced today they will be sponsoring Manchester Pride, taking the headline spot at the Big Weekend. It is the second time that both companies have come together to sponsor, and the third consecutive year at the event for both. The Big Weekend […]


Running the Runway at Manchester airport

Runners, joggers and walkers are being given a unique opportunity to turn the runway red at Manchester Airport to raise funds for two special charities. Manchester Airport and British Airways are having a marathon celebrity event which takes off on Sunday September 21. The autumn fun runners will follow a four kilometre route around the […]

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Delhi Daily for Birmingham Airport

From the 18th of November Air India has confirmed an increase of operations to Delhi from Birmingham airport. The announcement was made on the 1st of august as the airlines celebratory dinner marking the first year of operations from Birmingham airport, India Airlines Commercial Director, Mr Pankaj Srivastava, who flew over from India for the […]


Airport News upto 23/07/2014

All Bar one opens for business Birmingham airport has been busy over the past few weeks, Firstly All Bar one who have 50 bars nationally have opened up two bars within the airport. the first bar opened in the south departure lounge back in April, but All Bar One have completed the opening with a […]

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Airport News – Weekending 22nd June

Airport News week Ending 22nd June Manchester: From the 23rd of June Manchester airport will be working with, The Teenage Cancer Trust in raising awareness of sun damage and how to prevent it. The Teenager Cancer Trust and Manchester Dermatology Centre will be in terminal one from the 23rd until the 29th of June, Passengers […]


Airport News – May 2014

Airport News There has been some good news coming from the UKs regional airports over the last month and here is the news of both Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport   Birmingham After the great city great airports speech from Birmingham Airport CEO Paul Kehoe, the airport has today announced record breaking figure of 893’229 […]

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Air passenger duty changes

From the 1st of October this year air passenger duty is changing. George Osborne announced that category D of the tax will be scrapped meaning all long haul flights will now drop down to category C. So how does Air passenger duty work? A flights tax rate is determined by the distance from London to […]

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Scottish Independance good for BA

Willie Walsh the CEO of International Airlines Group (Owners of Iberia and BA) has today explained how Scottish independance could prove a posative move for the aviation industry in Scotland. Mr Walsh has explained that the Scotish white paper on independance has laid out a possible 50% reduction in air passenger duty with further provisions to to scrap the tax all together. […]