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 Ł1 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.
“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 Ł1 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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