Manchester Airport, UK has opened the first stage of it’s GBP1billion terminal expansion plans. The first new pier (pier 1) came into operational use on Apr 1st 2019 when passengers on two early-morning TUI flights were the first to use it. The new pier which is situated at the Western end of Terminal 2 has eleven contact stands all accessed via airbridges, with an additional three remote stands.
LOT Polish Airlines became the second arline in Europe to operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8, after Norwegian Airlines. LOT's first aircraft arrived in Warsaw from Seattle on the 2nd December, after a fuel stop in Keflavik, Iceland. Just two days later it entered service on two of the carrier's daily services to London Heathrow. It did the same on the 5th December, when Aviation Week was there to capture it.