Manchester Airport 'in talks with Ryanair'
Mon, 31 Jan, 2011
Manchester Airport is in talks with Ryanair over an initiative which could see an additional five million passengers flying from the hub.
The Manchester Evening News reports that chief executive Michael O'Leary revealed the scheme just days after announcing an initiative for new budget flights to depart from the facility.
New plans, which would see Ryanair planes based at Manchester Airport, have the potential to facilitate a variety of new routes, in addition to creating jobs and extra low-cost tickets.
Mr O'Leary said a base at the facility is a "possibility", noting that the lack of a firm presence has been a "challenge" for the carrier.
"We've been here before and fallen out but hopefully at the end of the summer we will be announcing more growth at Manchester," he added.
Last week, Manchester Airport unveiled new holograms, which depict real life staff members and provide passengers with advice on security protocols, in addition to advising them to keep their boarding pass to hand.