The city of Manchester is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. The city has an estimated population of 458,100 as of the year 2007. Manchester is located in the south-central area of North West England, the outer limit of the Pennines to the east and north, and the Cheshire Plain to the south. The city formed a component of the English Core Cities Group, and is the centre of commerce and education, media, and the arts. These are factors that add to the city of Manchester’s status as the Second City of the United Kingdom for the year 2002. Here are two popular flights to Manchester that you may want to try:
1) British Airways
This is the biggest airline in the United Kingdom in terms of fleet size. This flag carrier has its base of operations in Waterside, near the main hub of the Heathrow Airport of London. British Airways Group was established on the first of September in 1974 when the Labour Government at that time nationalised it. British Airways was considered the biggest airline in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger traffic until 2008.
This flag carrier of Germany is the biggest European airline in terms of all the passengers it has carried in flights, including ones to Manchester. Deutsche Lufthansa is a company name taken from Luft, which means air in German, and Hansa, similar to the strong medieval trading company called the Hanseatic League. The airline’s base of operations is in Cologne, and its main traffic hub is located at the Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa also has another hub at the Munich Airport. Around 70.5 million passengers were carried by Lufthansa in the year 2008.