Airport News

Airport of the Year won by Manchester

Thu, 13 Nov, 2008

Manchester Airport has won a prestigious award at a ceremony in London.

The northern hub was crowned as Airport of the Year at the British Travel Awards, as well as winning two silver awards for Best UK Airport for Business Travel and Best UK Airport for Leisure Travel.

Winners were voted for by both industry professionals and consumers and were judged on a range of criteria, including facilities and customer service.

Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport's managing director, said he was pleased and proud with the accolade.

"We pride ourselves on giving the passengers the very best possible experience and it is great to see that the industry recognises that hard work and commitment," he commented.

Manchester Airport, which sees over 22 million passengers a year, is currently undergoing a refurbishment - the redevelopment of Terminal 1 is expected to cost some £35 million and should be finished by summer 2009.

Joe Evans

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