to fly “Manchester” aircraft to Nice for MIPIM 2011

Travellers from the North of England heading to next year's international property trade show MIPIM 2011 in Southern France will now be able to fly direct from Manchester, thanks to a new dedicated service announced today by MAG Developments and airline

It is the first time such a service has been offered from Manchester Airport and has come about as a direct result of feedback from business travellers in the region.

John Atkins, Managing Director of MAG Developments, said: “We know from previous years that significant demand exists for this service, as MIPIM is a vital opportunity for securing future investment in the property sector for Greater Manchester.”

MAG Developments is the property and development arm of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG), responsible for the management and development of commercial property and land at Manchester Airport – the two companies are joint key sponsors of the Manchester at MIPIM Partnership.

Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, added: “Working in close partnership with MAG Developments, we have put together a unique package that represents fantastic value and is already proving very attractive to many people flying to MIPIM from the North of England.”

The flight, which will be operated by’s unique “Manchester” branded Boeing-737 aircraft (G-CELI), is part of an exclusive Manchester Airport MIPIM Experience travel package that also includes free airport car parking, private check-in with a generous 23kg baggage allowance; fast-track security clearance; and entry into the new 1.5million Escape Lounge in Terminal 1 for complimentary food and drinks. Luxury coach transfers between Nice International Airport and nearby Cannes for MIPIM are also included in the price of 400.00 per person (inc. taxes).

David Partridge, Joint Chief Executive of property development company, Argent, said: “The 2011 Manchester Partnership is stronger than ever, and it's no surprise that MIPIM 2011 delegates have made use of this fantastic opportunity. Manchester is the only city outside London currently capable of filling an airliner. It's a real testament to the city's commitment to property development and to showcasing Manchester on an international stage and of the continuing confidence of the sector in the future of Manchester.”

A limited number of seats on the flight remain – interested parties should contact Manchester Airport Travel on 0844 887 0812 to book a place. All travel is ABTA and ATOL bonded for peace of mind.


Notes to editor

  • The outbound flight departs Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport on Monday 7th March 2011 at 11:30hrs, arriving in Nice at 14:40hrs. The return flight departs Nice on Friday 11th March 2011 at 12:00hrs, arriving in Manchester at 13:20hrs.

  • MIPIM is the world’s premier real estate event, bringing together the most influential decision-makers in the industry, offering them access to the largest showcase of development opportunities during four days of uninterrupted activity in Cannes, with more than 20,000 attendees in 2010. The Manchester at MIPIM Partnership is led by Marketing Manchester and is supported by Manchester City Council. Since the city’s debut in 2000 the level of interest in the Manchester Partnership has grown significantly.

  •, the airline with Friendly Low Fares, currently offers over 1 million seats per year from Manchester, flying to 34 destinations.

Published on: 06/01/2011 09:00:01