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Manchester named as Best UK Airport

Manchester Airport has been crowned the best airport in the United Kingdom for the second year in a row in the Globe Awards which are hosted by Travel Weekly.

The third largest Airport in the United Kingdom, Manchester Airport fought off competition from Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham Airport to clinch the accolade for the second year in a row. The news comes after Manchester Airport broke through its all time passenger record as 23,116,554 travelled through its terminals in 2015. 2015 was also the year that Manchester Airport announced its £1 billion transformation programme and introduced new routes to destinations including Porto, Jeddah and Miami.

This year is set to be just as successful, if not more so than last year, as the airport launches direct routes to Beijing, Boston and Los Angeles, which puts Manchester Airport in the same league as the London airports as the only airports to offer direct routes to these destinations in the UK.

The award, which was voted for by travel agents and Manchester Airport representatives was presented by the entertainer Dame Edna Everage in a special ceremony in Grosvenor House in London.

Commercial director for Manchester Airport, Stephen Turner, said:

“We’re delighted to receive this fantastic award and would like to thank all the travel agents who voted for Manchester Airport.

“2015 has been an incredible year for the airport with record passenger numbers, the announcement of the transformation project and expansion by lots of our airlines.

“Looking ahead, we have some very exciting new routes already confirmed to start in 2016, including Beijing with Hainan Airlines, plus Boston and Los Angeles with Thomas Cook Airlines. We’ll also be working hard to try and retain our crown for a third year.”