Manchester named 2009’s Airport of the Year - MIDAS

Manchester named 2009’s Airport of the Year

Manchester Airport has been named “airport of the year” at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Voted for by travel agents and independent industry observers, the Travel Trade Gazette Awards are the industry’s Oscars where Manchester Airport beat London, Luton, Southampton and Birmingham Airports to win the coveted top prize.

The award follows the unveiling of Manchester Airport’s £80 million redevelopment across Terminals 1 and 2 earlier this year including £25 million to transform security.

“We are extremely proud to have secured such a highly acclaimed award which is a real tribute to the efforts of the 19,000 people who work at Manchester Airport”, said Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director.

“Travel agents are this industry’s experts so to receive this recognition from them is praise indeed. The airport of the year award recognises everyone’s commitment to creating an unrivalled experience for our passengers across every aspect of their journey through the airport.”

This year saw a record number of entries to the Travel Trade Gazette awards, which were held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, meaning competition for the top categories was tougher than ever before.

Airports were judged on their facilities, customer service standards, investment, innovation, travel trade relations, business strategy, environmental performance and commitment to their local communities.

Andrew Cornish attended the awards ceremony and received the award on behalf of Manchester Airport.

Source: Manchester Airport

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