News: Nearly 28m passengers and rising for Manchester Airport

12th February 2018 As the winter months continue, Manchester Airport is edging closer to breaking the 28m passenger number for the first time in its history. The UK’s third biggest airport saw its annual rolling total hit 27,790,196 in January, which represents like-for-like year-on-year growth of 7.45%.

Last month Ryanair also announced a $300m investment at Manchester Airport by basing an additional three aircraft at the UK’s global gateway in the North, which will also see the airline deliver ten additional destinations. … Looking further ahead, the airport is gearing up for the launch of a new service to Seattle, with Thomas Cook Airlines, and the return of popular direct routes to San Francisco and Boston.

Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport, said: “One of Manchester Airport’s strengths is its mix of airlines and destinations, which provide passengers with an unrivalled choice of places to travel to for business or leisure.This has contributed to annual passenger numbers growing by more than 7.5% year-on-year, which is positive news for the region.”

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