Manchester Airport bags top award
Wed, 25 Jun, 2008
It's official at last - Manchester Airport has been named the best European airport by Airports Council International Europe.
The airport came out top in the ten-to-25 million passenger category at the Annual ACI Europe Best Airport Awards held in Paris this week.
The judges singled out Manchester for "its simple, innovative approach to attracting airlines".
Its consideration of the environment also helped to settle the judges' minds - it recently announced that it will make the airport carbon neutral by 2015.
Manchester Airport's managing director Andrew Cornish expressed his delight at receiving the award.
He said: "These are challenging times in the aviation industry and we know that there are some excellent airports in Europe, so to win this prestigious award is particularly great news."
The airport, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this month, today handles more than 22 million passengers a year.