Saturday, 13 June 2015

Manchester Airport sets 23 million passenger target

MANCHESTER AIRPORT aims to surpass 23 million annual passengers by the end of the year. The target was set as the airport broke its all-time passenger record in the last financial year, with 22.32 million people using the northern gateway in the last financial year.

Managing director, Ken O’Toole, said: 
‘This is a magnificent achievement, an historic milestone for Manchester Airport and UK aviation, as well as a huge boost for the economy and the north of England.

‘It’s great news that an increasing number of the 22 million UK residents living in our catchment area are choosing to fly from Manchester. We have made great headway to unlock the spare capacity at Manchester airport and are in talks with a range of carriers to further capitalize on the potential we offer in the short to medium term and develop our role as the UK’s global gateway from the north.’

Recent developments on the long haul front at #ManchesterAirport include Cathay Pacific adding a service to Hong Kong, increased capacity to Atlanta through Virgin Atlantic’s partnership with Delta, and an additional service to New York JFK in May. May also sees Thomas Cook Airlines starting a twice-weekly service to Miami.

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