The UK’s largest regional airport outside of London, Manchester Airport handles more than 22 million passengers each year. Passenger capacity is expected to reach 50 million per year by 2030 and heavy investment is planned for its future growth.
The airport serves more destinations worldwide than any other UK airport, with currently over 100 airlines and 300 tour operators offering 220 destinations and direct flights to all of Europe’s major cities. Long haul routes include daily flights to the Far East and 10 US cities, including four flights a day to New York.
Manchester is one of the leading airports in Europe and is ranked among the world’s largest 20 airports. Frequently recognised for the quality of its services and facilities, Manchester Airport has been awarded the UK’s Best Airport every year from 2008 to 2012.
Located just 20 minutes from the city centre, the airport is superbly interconnected to the region by the UK’s first ground transport interchange, including its very own train, bus and coach stations which run regular 24 hour services to the city centre and beyond. Plans to introduce a third platform at the airport’s train station is just one of the many redevelopments happening at present.
The largest freight terminal outside of London is based at Manchester Airport. The airport currently handles around 170,000 tonnes of import and export freight and mail annually. By 2015 it is expected the airport will be handling around 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year , with many freight services operating across key US and Far East markets.
Going forward, Manchester Airport is looking to consolidate and strengthen its charter and short haul scheduled services and further develop its offerings in the long haul market.
The airport continually invests in its world class facilities with many projects including:
- Creation of the Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone.
- A £35 million redevelopment for Terminal 1.
- Terminal 2 retail, catering and security upgrades totalling £11 million.
- A third platform at ‘The Station’ further enhancing access to the city centre & region directly from the terminals.
MIDAS works closely with Manchester Airport to develop supply chain and service investment around the airport, to find out more, please contact us.