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Manchester Airport serves 29m passengers a year for the first time

Posted 10 July 2019 · Add Comment

Manchester Airport welcomed nearly three million passengers in June, an increase of 3.8% on June 2018, as the North’s global gateway reached a total of 29 million passengers served in the past year.



Direct, long-haul connectivity continues to drive Manchester’s growth, with passengers on scheduled long-haul flights up 10.0% year-on-year. For example, the increased frequency of Qatar Airways’ service to Doha meant there was a 43.3% increase in passengers travelling to the Middle Eastern hub, with passengers travelling to Singapore increasing by 23.8%.

Traffic to North Africa also drove growth at Manchester, with passengers travelling to Morocco increasing by 37.0%, alongside a 34.0% increase in passengers travelling to Egypt and 24.1% to Cape Verde.

Graeme Elliott, Corporate Affairs Director, MAG said: “Manchester Airport serving more passengers than ever before shows the benefits of an increase in competition and choice that our expanding long-haul network is delivering.

"With more connections to destinations on offer, Manchester Airport continues to demonstrate the key role it can play in rebalancing the UK economy, boosting inward investment and business opportunities into the Northern Powerhouse and further afield.

 

 

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