Manchester International Airport
§ Sir Fergus Montgomery
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he is considering any applications for expanding air services into Manchester International airport.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Since the beginning of 1986, 28 new scheduled services have been introduced to and from Manchester. There are no formal applications currently outstanding from foreign airlines or their Governments. In the case of United Kingdom airlines, it is for the Civil Aviation Authority to consider applications for licences in the first instance.