Manchester Airport is celebrating a record breaking 2017 after more passengers than ever flew from the UK’s third largest airport.
Last year 27,791,274 passengers passed through the airport’s three terminals, an 8.5% increase year on year, with cargo up 9% to 123,576 tonnes.
The year saw the launch of new routes to destinations such as San Francisco, Muscat, Boston, Riyadh, Granada and Seville. The first flight to San Francisco saw a 30-strong delegation of leading figures from the tech sector across the North head state side opportunity to meet leading US universities and funders, pitching investment and collaboration opportunities in the North.
Last year was also a good year for passengers flying to the Far East as both Cathay Pacific and Hainan Airlines increased their services to Beijing and Hong Kong to daily. In November an economic report by Steer Davies Gleeve revealed that in its first year of operation the Manchester-Beijing route has driven a significant increase in exports, inward investment, and international student numbers into the North.
- 27,791, 274 – annual passengers
- 203,631 – aircraft movements
- 123,576 – tonnes of freight passed through Manchester Airport in 2017
- 6 – new destinations
- 4 – major travel awards won
- 4 – new airlines
- 1 – £1bn transformation commenced
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