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Manchester Airport welcomes 23 million passengers

Manchester Airport is expecting a bumper year in 2016 as they have seen a record number of passengers in the last 12 months. The figure was 23 million in total and this is the highest on record throughout the whole history of the airport, which was first opened in 1938. The figure also represents a 5% increase on the previous 12-month period and when looking back at 2010 it is around 30% higher than the figures back then, showing just how popular the airport and air travel is becoming.

The milestone has followed 19 successful consecutive months of passenger numbers increasing and increasing and has left the airport extremely proud and airport managing director Ken O’Toole asserted that the continued growth of the airport is ‘testament to the role we [the airport] play in connecting people across the North to destinations in all four corners of the world.’

Manchester Airport currently provides flights to a huge 210 different destinations around the world and have forecasted an even busier year in 2016 due to the introduction of new routes to China, Los Angeles and Boston.
Manchester Airport offers travellers in the North with plenty of opportunities and destinations to choose from and with more than 22 million people living with 2 hours of the airport it’s clear it is the first choice for many travellers.

Manchester Airport can look forward to an even busier year to come. In 2014 they were the third busiest airport in the whole of the United Kingdom according to passenger traffic and chances are they’ll continue to rise up the list.

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