Airports roundup

A group of 32 British regional airports have called on the Government to back plans to expand Heathrow. The Regional & Business Airports Group which represents airfields in towns and cities including Exeter, Newquay and Southend, has written to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to voice support for a third runway at Heathrow.

Arcadis has been appointed by Manchester Airports Group as its sole Managed Service Provider, leading a 10-year programme of work to deliver the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme. As the third largest airport in the UK, Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England and will play a key role in delivering the Northern Powerhouse agenda. Comprising a series of 60 enhancements, the Transformation Programme will increase passenger capacity from 20 million to 30 million passengers by 2025 through the expansion and reconfiguration of Terminal 2 to become the airport’s primary terminal building, along with further improvements of Terminal 3 to cater for increased demand and an expanding flight schedule.