Manchester airport reports 15th month of continuous growth

Manchester airport reports 15th month of continuous growth

The number of passengers using Manchester airport rose by more than 3% last month to 2.3 million.

June was the airport’s 15th month of continuous growth and set a new record-breaking milestone for annual passenger numbers of almost 22.5 million – a 5.92% year-on-year rise.

Long-haul transatlantic services to Miami, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cancun and Orlando, all performed strongly in June.

Destinations, including Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Singapore and Hong Kong, also showed strong growth.

The start of European summer flying programmes gained a boost by new services to Bologna, Split and Kefalonia.

Airport managing director, Ken O’Toole, said: “June has set the foundations for a strong summer ahead, boosted by increased capacity on existing services, plus new destinations coming online.

“We’re ready and prepared for an even busier July and August once the schools finish, which is massively positive for Manchester airport, but also for the local economy because more passengers mean we are able to support and create even more jobs and support even more local businesses in the process.”

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