Wed, 16 Aug 2017

Passenger Numbers Continue to Rise at Manchester Airport

More than 3 million people passed through Manchester Airport, the UK’s third biggest airport, in July.

July’s impressive performance pushes the airport’s annual rolling total to over 27.2 million people, a year-on-year increase of 12%.

As well as seeing the start of the summer holidays, July also saw work commence on the airport’s £1 billion transformation programme, which is set to see Terminal 2 increase by 140%, offering passengers a wealth of new features and an improved experience when it opens in several years.

Collette Roche

 “As we enter the peak summer season I’d like to thank passengers for their continued commitment to Manchester Airport. We are matching this commitment through investment to make the airport better for passengers, airlines and the entire region,” said Collette Roche (pictured), interim MD of Manchester Airport. “We hope that the start of the £1 billion works help build excitement among all of our passengers about the future of Manchester Airport, with the vast majority of the improvements being delivered as early as 2019.”

To take all the 3 million passengers to their destinations, July saw an increase in aircraft movements by 6%, with more than 20,000 take offs and landings.

Cargo also increased last month, with 12,059 tonnes carried, an increase of 21%, which sees the annual tonnage rise to 120,513.

MAG’s other airports also performed well last month. London Stansted Airport welcomed more than 2.5 million passengers. East Midlands Airport grew by 3.1% to serve 588,000 passengers in July and Bournemouth Airport grew 1.2% to 81,000.

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