British Airways have announced a total of seven new routes which represents and huge investment Manchester Airport. It was 10 years ago when BA announced that it was selling a number of regional routes to the UK carrier FlyBe. Since then British Airways has only had limited routes from the North’s largest airport. This announcement heralds an exciting time for Manchester with the UK’s national carrier showing confidence in the growth of the airport.
The new routes will start in spring 2017 and carry on throughout the summer to popular holiday destinations across Europe. A new route to London City Airport will also be added giving a much needed link to central London which will be popular with Manchester based city employees.
Other destinations include the Spanish airports of Palma, Ibiza, Alicante and Malaga as well as Nice in the South of France and the popular Greek island of Mykonos.
The addition of these routes adds to the daily flights to the UK’s largest airport Heathrow which is the base for British Airways at terminal 5.
It is though that the new routes will be operated using the Embraer 190 jet aircraft and add an extra 35,000 seats from Manchester.
Manchester Airport is seen as the Heathrow of the North and passenger numbers are growing year on year. This significant investment is good news for both leisure and business passengers alike and is sure to be a hit with everyone.