Business Travel Tech Talk London, 16 October,
Business Travel Awards Europe, 30 October, JW
3rd Annual Business Travel Intelligence Summit
MANCHESTER AIRPORT”S new ground transport interchange has been handed over by builders Skanska UK and should go ”live” with bus, coach and train services using the facility in May 2003. The scheme includes provision to integrate a 13 mile extension of the highly acclaimed Metrolink network from Old Trafford. A start date has yet to be announced for this project, which will take 2” years to complete. Also due for completion next spring is a new dedicated check-in area for MyTravel/Air 2000 charter operations. The after effect of 11 September means that the long awaited 20m passenger annual throughput will probably not be reached this year but 2001 did see a 4% growth. About half the 19.1m passengers were on charter flights. Last year the USA was again the most popular overseas choice with holiday destination Sanford, Florida, top of the league followed by Atlanta (Delta), Newark (Continental) and Kennedy (British Airways and Pakistan International Airways).