Manchester Airport 'beats the big freeze'
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
Manchester Airport has commended its staff for helping the facility to remain open.
The hub attributed its success in combating the effects of the cold weather to forward planning, investment in new equipment and the experiences of last year's winter disruption.
More than £2 million of new gear has been invested in by Manchester Airport, which has also bolstered its fleet of snow clearing tools.
Managing director of the facility Andrew Harrison expressed his gratitude to the hard-working staff and claimed their work has been a "real achievement".
"We've incorporated a number of changes in light of the experiences we gained during last winter, including new equipment that enables us to clear snow in a more efficient way," he said.
However, Mr Harrison went on to state that passengers should be aware that operations may have to be suspended at certain times for safety reasons.
Earlier in the month, Manchester Airport revealed that American Airlines would be re-launching its Manchester to New York route in 2011.