Passengers flock to Manchester Airport in spite of adverse weather
Thu, 13 Jan, 2011
Manchester Airport saw a greater number of passengers pass through its gates last month.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the facility's efforts to keep running during the spate of adverse weather in December 2010 has "paid off", with an increase of 1.67 per cent in the number of travellers departing from the hub.
Managing director of Manchester Airport Andrew Harrison claimed that the figures represent a "strong month" for the hub and observed that this is particularly noteworthy due to the conditions which forced airports around the UK and Europe to suspend services.
"Our scheduled international traffic continues to rise. And I'm pleased that, despite the disruption caused by the weather, we still saw a positive increase," he said.
Last month, Mr Harrison praised airport staff for their efforts in keeping the facility up and running, stating that it was a "real achievement" and highlighting the beneficial effect of preparations taken out following 2009's winter cold spell.