Manchester Airport’s trade tour is set to showcase the UK’s 3rd largest airport to the travel people of Birmingham.
Running from 6-9pm on 7th February 2017, more than 20 airlines and tourist boards are lined up to attend where amazing raffle prizes can be won, including flights!
Due to popular demand, the first ever Manchester Airport trade event is taking off in Birmingham in February, to educate travel agents about the wealth of routes served from the airport, all of which are in easy reach of people living in the West Midlands.
The informal event will give travel agents the opportunity to meet more than 20 airlines and tourist boards that fly from Manchester. Key routes being profiled on the night include San Francisco, Boston, Beijing and Houston.
Up to 200 travel agents will descend on the Novotel, Birmingham, for the Manchester Airport Trade event, which is free to attend. On the night, airlines including American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Canada Rouge, Saudia, Cathay Pacific, Etihad and many more will be exhibiting along with tourist boards from a wide range of destinations. Manchester is the nearest airport to the West Midlands that these airlines fly from.
Currently more than 1.24m passengers each year make the journey from the West Midlands to use routes at Manchester Airport, which celebrated a record 25 million annual passengers this month.
Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: “Manchester Airport is a global gateway and offers a magnitude of routes that are not on offer anywhere else outside of London.
“Events like this allow us to inform potential passengers and key travel agents about the breadth of our offering to save their customers the time and hassle of using congested airports in the South.
“All of the routes and airlines being showcased on the night cannot be found in the Midlands and Manchester Airport is a much easier choice than having to fly indirectly from other hubs, or make the journey to Heathrow or Gatwick. We have always highlighted the need for a network of competing airports while capacity is constrained in the South East, and events like this showcase how Manchester can provide a solution.”
Direct long haul routes served at Manchester, which can only also be found at London airports in the UK include:
· Beijing · Boston · Houston · Singapore · Jeddah · Los Angeles · Miami · Muscat · Hong Kong · Phuket · Tobago · Mauritius · Atlanta
· San Francisco · Washington · Calgary · Lahore
On the night alongside food, drinks, music and entertainment, there will be in excess of 25 prizes available including flights.
Manchester’s long-haul catchment area places around 22 million people and 60% of all UK businesses within a two-hour drive time – it extends north through the Lake District into Scotland; east across Yorkshire and the North East; south to Birmingham and the Midlands; and west into Merseyside and Wales.