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Official Twitter stream for Manchester Airport in the UK. News, offers, travel chat and a hint of Northernness. Out of hours, contact: +44 (0) 8714 777 747.

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Today we cleared Runway 2 of snow. Around 50,000 cubic metres of snow have been cleared from the airfield recently. Enough to fill about 5000 large skips.

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AMERICAN AIRLINE'S IS BACK IN S11 FOR A YEAR ROUND SERVICE TO THE BIG APPLE !!! more info to follow.........

Standard Winter wear for staff at this time of year....

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Brazil were in the UK to face Ukraine in a friendly at Derby. The ground last hosted an international in 2001.

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Did you know you could fly to every major city in the world, either one stop or non-stop from Manchester Airport? Over a million people haven’t heard and will be the focus of Manchester Airport’s attention during September. Starting this week, a national advertising campaign called ‘So Far, Yet So Near’ is launching to win back the estimated 1.5m passengers from the airport’s catchment area that fly long haul from other airports. The awareness campaign will include the unveiling of an outdoor advertising campaign focussing on destinations in America, the Far East and India.

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Emirates’ operation in the North West has grown rapidly since it launched a twice-weekly service from Manchester in 1990. Since then, the airline has flown over four million passengers and more than 100 million kilos of cargo to and from the region.

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The A380 is the world’s only twin-deck airliner and is the most environmentally-advanced airliner in the sky today. It offers better fuel economy than most hybrid passenger cars, and burns up to 20 per cent less fuel per seat than today's next largest aircraft. It is quieter too, generating less than half the noise of other aircraft on takeoff.

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The Emirates A380 touched down at Manchester at 12.25pm today with a packed load of passengers on board. It departed a few hours later with another packed load, breaking a Manchester Airport record with the largest number of passengers ever to depart on a scheduled flight from the airport. From today, the A380 will operate one of Emirates’ two daily flights from Manchester to Dubai, where passengers from the North West can connect to services to points across the globe including popular destinations like Australia, South Africa, India, Thailand and China.

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More than 10,000 spectators descended on Manchester Airport today, as Emirates introduced a new era in air travel from the North West with the launch of A380 “superjumbo” services between the city and Dubai.

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Close to 7000 people in the Viewing Park today for arrival of A380

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's very own world brought to #mcrpride today in #Manchester

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on the float loving the loudest music ever played from Gaydio

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This is the bus which is supposed to be a suitcase. Did we pull it off? #mcrpride

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