Airport News

Manchester Airport's check-in "incredibly efficient"

Mon, 18 May, 2009

Manchester Airport's check-in and security procedures are "incredibly efficient", it has been asserted.

Passengers who choose this facility for their travel get a faster service than at London Heathrow, according to a representative of Co-operative Travel.

Managing director of the firm Mike Greenacre commented investment is needed in many hubs, which should come from the government and airport operators such as BAA.

"There is definitely an argument that air passengers have been treated as a captive market and therefore the focus has been on how to extract money from them rather than investing in an enjoyable airport experience," he said.

His comments follow a recent Which? report that found 31 per cent of people are satisfied with Heathrow's Terminal 1– putting it at the bottom of the watchdog's satisfaction league.

A total of 19 per cent remarked they felt intimidated by security staff at the hub's Terminal 2.

In contrast, 80 per cent of respondents are happy with Blackpool Airport's facilities.

Regardless of efficiency at the hub you are heading for, using airport parking could be one way of making sure the start of your trip is as easy as possible.

Joe Evans

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