For the second time in two weeks Manchester Airport has been crowned best UK airport, at the Travel Trade Gazette Awards, last night (18th September). The accolade is off the back of winning the same award at the Travel Bulletin awards on 4th September.

The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Bristol and Birmingham to receive the accolade. It is a hat-trick for the Northern Hub after winning the Travel Weekly Globe Awards Best UK Airport in January this year as well.

The award comes after the busiest summer on record for Manchester Airport that saw more than 3m passengers jet off on holiday in August alone.

2017 has also seen new destinations to San Francisco and Muscat, making Manchester Airport the only UK airport outside of London to offer these destinations.

This summer also saw work begin on the airport’s £1bn transformation programme that is set to pave the way for the Northern hub’s continued growth.

Voted for by travel agents and industry experts, representatives from Manchester Airport picked up the award at a glittering award ceremony at the Lyceum Theatre in London on Monday evening.

Patrick Alexander Head of Marketing for Manchester Airport, said: “We’re delighted to receive this fantastic award and would like to thank all the travel agents and people who voted for Manchester Airport.

“2017 has been an incredible year for the airport with record passenger numbers, the beginning of work on our £1bn transformation project and expansion by lots of our airlines.”


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