Airport News

Football fans give Manchester Airport its "busiest day of the year"

Tue, 26 May, 2009

Football fans are set to make today (May 26th) Manchester Airport's "busiest" of the year.

Officials at the hub are expecting more than 20,000 additional passengers, due to tomorrow's (May 27th) UEFA Champions League Final in Rome.

Manchester United are playing FC Barcelona in the game, which is one of the biggest on the annual soccer calendar.

A total of 44 additional flights are being laid on over the two-day period.

Bosses are also reminding customers to be aware of security procedures – restrictions mean they are only allowed to take 100 mls or less of gels, pastes and liquids on board.

Managing director of the airport Andrew Cornish said staff are "working hard" to make sure the period goes smoothly.

"We will be working closely with the airlines over the next days to meet the demand for flights and are committed to making the fans' journey as simple and enjoyable as possible," he added.

Those choosing to drive to the facility are advised there are a number of airport parking options available - including long and short-stay and valet.

Joe Evans

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