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Manchester Airport Launches £1 billion Developments

Manchester Airport, the United Kingdom’s third largest airport has this week set out a programme of enhancements worth up to £1 billion to be carried out over the next decade. The news of the developments have been welcomed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Transport, which will see state of the art facilities installed across the airport terminals for airlines and passengers.

Millions of passengers pass through Manchester Airport each year and the developments will ensure that the airport plays a greater role in delivering a Northern Powerhouse. Currently, Manchester Airport has two runways, which serve over 70 airlines and more than 210 short and long haul destinations. The ‘Manchester Airport Transformation Programme’ is a series of 60 enhancements that will provide the airport’s passengers with state of the art, contemporary services.

The ‘Manchester Airport Transformation Programme’ will enhance and reconfigure Terminal 2, making it the airport’s primary terminal building; introduce enlarged transfer facilities between Terminals 2 and 3; introduce a host of new food and drink facilities and bring in a US pre-flight clearance system which will allow customers to clear immigration before their flight.

The Rt. Hon George Osbourne, MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer welcomes the news, “Today’s announcement of £1 billion of private sector investment in Manchester Airport is a massive vote of confidence in the North of England and in our plan to build a Northern Powerhouse. It will play a key role in this one nation government’s plan to rebalance the UK economy and boost productivity and is fantastic news for working people across the North.”