Manchester Airport switches off escalators to save energy
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
Manchester Airport has switched off some of its escalators as part of an overall effort to increase energy efficiency.
Writing for the Manchester Evening News, columnist Alice McKeegan reported that airport bosses claim it costs more than £4,000 to run a single escalator for a year.
She talked to a spokesman for Manchester Airport, who said that only escalators which had seen little usage would be affected by the move.
"Very few passengers actually use these escalators so we decided to turn them off because it saves energy and money without inconveniencing anyone," he told the publication.
In a recent sustainability report released by the owners of Manchester Airport, it was revealed that the facility intends to reach carbon neutral status by 2015.
Earlier in the year, Manchester Airport received the go-ahead from the Civil Aviation Authority to operate the A380 Airbus, the first of which landed at the facility on September 1st.