Over 100,000 to pass through Manchester Airport for new year
Fri, 31 Dec, 2010
More than 100,000 passengers are expected to pass through Manchester Airport in order to celebrate the new year overseas.
The Manchester Evening News reports that bosses at the facility predict this to be the busiest new year period since 2006.
A spokesman for Manchester Airport told the publication that the winter break used to be "one of the first victims" in times of economic hardship.
However, booking figures show that the sector is rebounding well from the recession and the airport noted that early snow in Europe, combined with cold weather in Britain, have prompted many to fly abroad.
The publication also claimed some notable holiday hotspots for 2010 have been Egypt and Dubai rephrase, with thousands opting for long-haul destinations, such as Las Vegas.
This follows news from Manchester Airport commended its staff for helping the hub to remain open during the recent spate of harsh weather.