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Thursday 28th of August 2014
The investments made by the airport have been positive according to Anne at Car Hire Manchester Airport, after the latest agreement had been announced.
A ten-year deal has been signed at Manchester Airport with air traffic control providers National Air Traffic Service (NATS). The new deal will begin in April next year
Andrew Cowan, chief operating officer for MAG, said “NATS is highly regarded within the aviation industry and has a proven track record when it comes to aircraft and passenger safety, which is our shared priority. We believe that NATS is best placed to deliver a modern and efficient air traffic control service for our two largest airports. Both Manchester and Stansted are growing rapidly and we look forward to continuing our strong working relationship and growing a positive future for our airports.”
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has invested heavily in Manchester Airport’s air traffic control infrastructure. In 2013 they opened a new £20 million air traffic control tower, making it the second largest in the UK. Plus MAG spent £25 million refurbishing of Manchester Airport’s northern runway. Manchester is the third largest airport in the country with over 21 million passengers using the airport annually.
Mike Stoller, director of operations at NATS, said “Having worked with MAG and both airports for a number of years, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship and supporting MAG to achieve their growth ambitions in the future. We will be working in partnership with MAG to build on the safe and resilient service we provide today with innovative air traffic management solutions for their business going forward. Both airports have ambitious growth goals and we will work closely with MAG to ensure that increased air traffic movements and passenger numbers, can be successfully realised.”