2 December, 2008
Manchester Airport has been crowned with the prestigious title of Airport of the Year at the British Travel Awards.
The Airport, which handles more than 22 million passengers a year, received the award at the annual ceremony held last night (6th November) in London.
The glittering event is the largest awards programme in the UK created to recognise and reward the best companies in the travel industry.
The winners were voted for by both consumers and travel professionals and the awards span numerous categories ranging from airports, airlines, travel retailers and tour operators.
Every entrant was judged on a variety of criteria including facilities and levels of service, and insight is gained via consumer votes and industry opinions to reach the decision on the finalists at the event.
Manchester Airport also won silver awards as Best UK Airport – Business Travel and Best UK Airport – Leisure Travel.
Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, said of the award: “We are very pleased and proud to have been presented with this award especially as it is voted for by some of the most experienced industry professionals in the travel industry.
“We pride ourselves on giving the passengers the very best possible experience and it is great to see that the industry recognises that hard work and commitment.
“This treble achievement really recognises the hard work and effort that everyone across the airport has put in over the past year and demonstrates that MAG is raising the bar in the industry for the high standards in its airports.”
Source: Manchester Airport plc