Tag: MAG

MAG secures £350m in UK bond market to fund investment projects

UK airport group MAG has raised £350 million in the UK capital markets through the issuance of a 25 year bond, at a competitive interest rate coupon of 2.875 per cent. MAG has disclosed that the order book for the bond was four times oversubscribed, totalling £1.4 billion. MAG plans to use ...

MAG selects new Rohde & Schwarz security scanners

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has chosen new Rohde & Schwarz QPS201 security scanners for its Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports as part of a five-year agreement. MAG said it made the move as the scanners have a fast scan cycle and open architecture, and will assist in ...

MAG acquires online parking comparison business SkyParkSecure

MAG - the UK’s largest airport group - has acquired SkyParkSecure for an undisclosed sum. SkyParkSecure, trading from the domain SkyParkSecure.com is a price comparison and booking agent based in Blackpool, UK, which allows customers to compare and book over 300 parking options across 28 UK airpo...

MAG Airports comment on ‘solid summer’, investment plans for future

MAG Airports group has released a statement summarizing its year, in which the group said it is celebrating a 'solid year' and looking towards its investment plans in the future. Comments were made on the figures and remarks made. These can be read below. Andrew Cowan, Manchester Airport CEO, ...

Manchester Airport: Andrews and Andreas get free lounge access this Friday

To mark St Andrew’s Day (30th November) and to thank the half a million Scottish passengers that fly through Manchester Airport each year, those named Andrew or Andrea, will get free access into the airport’s Escape Lounge that day. With rail, air and coach connections from Manchester Airport...

Manchester Airport teams up with charity in bid to raise cash

Manchester Airport has teamed up with the charity Reuben’s Retreat, to launch a special prize draw, called Challenge 23, in a bid to raise £23,000 for the charity with 23 prizes to giveaway. Challenge 23 will be an online draw, launching on 23rd November with tickets costing £5. It will run f...

MAG announces partnership with Sillicon Valley startup accelerator

MAG (Manchester Airports Group) announced today its partnership with Plug and Play, a leading startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform based out of Silicon Valley. This collaboration will give MAG influence over new innovations in the travel industry so they can leverage these techno...

MAG appoints two new property managing directors

MAG, the UK’s largest airport group, has appointed two new MDs to lead its Property business, which is responsible for a £526m UK airport property portfolio located at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands. The two appointments are as a result of internal promotions and will see: - ...

Manchester Airport comments on growth and airport experience using Veovo

Manchester Airport has essayed on the impact of growth on experiences in airports and how to leverage suitable technology in order to cope with passenger demand. The post states: "Growth – it’s inevitable. Without it, business stagnates and withers, but with it, business thrives and flourishe...

Manchester Airport awarded nearly £100,000 to community groups this year so far

Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund hands out almost £100,000 to local groups so far this year. Thirteen community groups from across Greater Manchester and Cheshire have received a cash boost in July thanks to Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund. More than £98,000 has been hande...

Manchester Airport most ‘LGBT-friendly travel company of the year’

Manchester Airport was recently crowned LGBT-Friendly Travel Company of the Year at the annual Travel Trade Gazette Awards, which was hosted by Chatty Man Alan Carr. Manchester Airport was one of ten contenders for the accolade and beat off stiff competition from Thomas Cook Group, James Villa Ho...

Manchester Airport offers oak tree for 80th birthday celebration

Communities across the region are being given the chance to apply for a commemorative oak tree and time capsule as part of Manchester Airport’s 80th birthday celebrations. The UK’s third largest airport announced earlier in the year its intention to plant 80 oak trees to mark the milestone, a...

Manchester Airport’s £1bn transformation programme one year on

Manchester Airport is marking one year of construction on the biggest investment project in its history by releasing stunning images showing the work completed so far. The North’s global gateway is spending £1bn on transforming the airport, that will see Terminal 2 become 150% bigger than it c...

Ground handler celebrates ten years at Manchester Airport

Source: Manchester Evening News. Premiere Handling is celebrating ten years of operational service at Manchester Airport. The ground handler, which commenced operations at the UK airport in 2008, recently won three contracts at the airport, resulting in the creation of fifty new jobs. The contract...

Manchester Airport suffers power outage in T2

Manchester Airport was recently disrupted by a power cut that saw passengers in its Terminal 2 in darkness and without communications. The power cut lasted two hours and largely affected T2 of the airport. Power was restored around 10pm UK local time. The BBC reported that one passenger at the...

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