Airport News

Manchester Airport 'flies 300,000 at Easter'

Tue, 06 Apr, 2010

Almost one-third of a million people are thought to have travelled through Manchester Airport during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

The hub revealed last week that it was expecting passenger numbers for the period to be in the region of 300,000 - of which around half jetted off to sunnier destinations - as its Summer Season officially began.

These figures occurred despite managing director Andrew Cornish stating that the airport industry has been through a "tough few years", with visitor traffic falling.

"We are still in a fragile place but looking at our summer schedule, the growth that our airlines have announced is a real reason to be optimistic," he remarked.

Mr Cornish pointed to the recent announcement by Emirates Airline that it is to make Manchester Airport its first regional base to host its A380 services as one of the signs that the future is looking bright for his hub.

Joe Evans

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