HC Deb 26 June 1985 vol 81 cc424-5W
Mr. Hargreaves

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what communication his Department has had with Manchester international airport in relation to his consent to Singapore Airlines' application to open new services from Manchester to Singapore in April 1986.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The chairman of the Manchester International Airport Authority has expressed publicly his delight and appreciation of the decision to allow Singapore Airlines to operate services to Manchester.

Sir Walter Clegg

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in establishing a commercial agreement between British Airways and Singapore Airlines to enable SIA to open its new services to Manchester.

Mr. Michael Spicer

I understand that substantive discussions will take place between the two airlines as soon as SIA has reached a decision on the routeing of its services to Manchester.