'Innovative airport' hits 70
Thu, 12 Jun, 2008
Innovation and improvement are the key reasons for the continuing success of Manchester Airport, according to its managing director Andrew Cornish.
The Ringway site is set to celebrate its 70th birthday on June 25th and has come a long way from the 1930s, when it offered flights to just 12 destinations - 11 of them in the UK.
Flights now operate to 220 destinations, transporting 22 million passengers a year to locations around the world.
Airport staff are proud of the operation's history, according to Mr Cornish, but are also focused on the future.
"We are constantly innovating and improving Manchester Airport to make sure that we give our passengers what they want," he stated.
Planned innovations include the redevelopment of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and the construction of the new Concorde viewing centre.
Among the recent changes at Manchester was the introduction of a valet parking service at Terminal 3.