Manchester Airport: Passenger numbers rise

Manchester Airport

Winter sun and half-term breaks at the start of 2106 encouraged 11% more passengers to take off from Manchester Airport than in February last year.

Now offering more destinations than ever before, popular destinations for local and regional sun seekers include Dubai, Orlando, Tenerife and Palma.

Manchester offers long haul destinations, not available from other UK airports outside of London, to destinations as diverse as Miami, Boston, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Los Angeles, Jeddah and Atlanta.

Ken O’Toole, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, said: “It is pleasing to see so many passengers choosing to ‘Fly Manchester’ in February and the growth is testament to the continued hard work of our aviation team and strength of our catchment area.

“With over 23 million passengers coming from as far north as Scotland, and as south as the Midlands, Manchester Airport has the demand and capacity to offer passengers a wealth of destinations and options to suit every traveller.”

As well as passengers wanting to escape the cold and go on half-term breaks, February also saw people taking romantic Valentine’s Day breaks with Paris and Amsterdam also being popular destination choices.