Airport News

Heathrow Airport parking on the cards for public officials

Thu, 27 Aug, 2009

Public-sector employees may wish to get in some early bookings for airport parking at both Heathrow and Manchester following an announcement by Finnair.

According to the Nordic airline, it will now be catering for public sector flights from London to Osaka in Japan and to Helsinki from Manchester.

The deal will last until 2011 at the earliest, although there is an option for Finnair and the UK government to agree to a one year extension depending on how successful the services are.

"This is a significant win for Finnair's Asian strategy," said the airline's head of UK sales Tomi Hanninen.

He explained that it was chosen because of the savings that it can offer as well as its choice to operate a modern, environmentally-friendly fleet of aircraft.

Meanwhile, Jet2.com recently unveiled three new routes from Manchester Airport which could attract summer holidaymakers looking for breaks in Kos, Venice and Gran Canaria.

Joe Evans

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