Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Passengers could soon fly direct from Manchester to India, Bangkok and Shanghai

Passengers could be flying direct from Manchester to India, Bangkok and Shanghai in the next two years.
Airport bosses are eyeing up launching services to the Far East, Middle East and the USA if deals can be hammered out.
It follows a booming year for new direct destinations, which have included Houston, Oman and Casablanca.
Thomas Cook has this week launched its route to San Francisco , joining Virgin Atlantic in offering a direct service to the tech hub.
Collette Roche, interim managing director of Manchester Airport, said: “We are looking to launch new routes in the US, Far East and Middle East.
“In the Far East we are looking to pursue the likes of Bangkok and Shanghai. We are really quite interested in securing an India route quite soon. It’s about working with the regions to forge links with the Indian government to make sure they support their airlines over here. We are in talks with a number of airlines. We’d like to have the same success with India as we have with China.
16/05/17 Charlotte Cox/Manchester Evening News