Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Manchester Airport Car Hire

Manchester Airport Car HireManchester Airport (IATA code MAN) is a major airport located at Ringway in the City of Manchester, within Greater Manchester, UK. It is the busiest airport in the country outside the London region in terms of passenger numbers and offers flights to destinations across Europe, North America, Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Far East.

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Here's a bit of history on Manchester Airport, sourced from Wikipedia:
After WWII the airport grew massively. The first trans-atlantic schedule commenced on 28 October 1953, operated by Sabena Belgian World Airlines to New York's Idlewild Airport (now JFK Airport). By 1958 the airport was handling 500,000 passengers annually. Twenty four hour operation was introduced on 1 April 1952. Another main runway extension (from 5,900 ft (1,800 m) to 7000 ft) was opened on 23 April 1958 permitting regular non-stop scheduled flights to North America. Terminal 1 was the airport's first purpose-built post-war terminal and opened in late 1962; Manchester was then the only airport in Europe to have aircraft piers. In 1972 the airport was renamed "Manchester International Airport" and was designated an "international gateway" in the 1980s.
Airlines using Manchester Airport include:
  • Aer Arann
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Transat
  • AMC Airlines
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • BH Air
  • City Airline
  • Cyprus Airways
  • Cyprus Turkish Airlines
  • Danube Wings
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eurocypria Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Germanwings
  • Icelandair
  • Libyan Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine
  • Monarch Airlines
  • Nayzak Air Transport
  • Olympic Air
  • Ryanair
  • SATA International
  • Scandinavian Airlines System
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Swiss operated by Swiss European Air Lines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Airblue
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Astraeus
  • Belavia
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Flyglobespan
  • Free Bird Airlines
  • KLM
  • KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper
  • Onur Air
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • US Airways
  • Viking Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Air Southwest
  • Adria Airways
  • American Airlines
  • BMI
  • BMI Regional
  • Bmibaby
  • British Airways
  • British Airways operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia
  • Brussels Airlines
  • EasyJet
  • Flybe
  • VLM Airlines
Video: Concorde landing at Manchester Airport (1995)

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