Early Christmas shopping boosts U.K. November cargo figures

Christmas came early for United Kingdom airports under Manchester Airports Group (MAG), as East Midlands and London Stansted airports saw record cargo volumes in November with heavy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. At London Stansted Airport (STN), November cargo volumes rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to 25,802 tonnes, while East Midlands Airport (EMA) reported a […]

West Atlantic U.K. moves to East Midlands Airport

The United Kingdom division of Swedish cargo airline West Atlantic is moving its operations from Coventry Airport (CVT) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to be located closer to the carrier’s customers and to increase space needed for the airline’s expanding 737 fleet. West Atlantic Group specializes in mail and express freight, and its customers based […]

MAG: Airfreight is vital for post-Brexit Britain

United Kingdom-based Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which owns and operates London Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports, highlighted the importance of airfreight as a major focus of the U.K. government’s new aviation strategy after the country leaves the European Union. MAG is calling for the government to make investments in road and rail infrastructure […]

News Briefs: Swissport in Astana, East Midlands boom, V-Day flowers bloom

Swissport International will take over the ground handling at Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan. Airport Management Group, which took over six airports in Kazakhstan earlier this year, signed a memorandum of understanding with Swissport to phase in its services. Additionally a new joint venture, Swissport Kazakhstan, will take over passenger handling at Astana May 1 […]