Manchester Airport reports that 2.1million passengers used the airport in June - a rise of 4.1% when compared to the same period last year and marking a 13th consecutive month of year-on-year growth for the airport.
Trends predict that this growth is set to continue throughout the summer and beyond. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures released in July also show that the airport was above the UK airport average of passenger growth in June, with the UK airport average being 3.2%.
The airport’s ‘Fly Manchester’ campaign, launched in June, raised awareness of the airport’s range of low-cost flights from airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair, Monarch, Jet2.com, Germanwings and Norwegian Air.
Virgin Atlantic also announced that it is offering 30,000 extra return seats to Orlando from Manchester in summer next year, flying daily and twice-daily on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Meanwhile, commencing on November 10, a new weekly Thomas Cook Manchester-St Lucia-Barbados flight will operate on a specifically configured Airbus A330 aircraft, with an additional Manchester-Antigua-Barbados flight operating from December 19. Flight-only prices start at £464 return per person.
Families looking for a day out this summer can also visit the airport’s Runway Visitor Park, with free entry and car parking from £3 per hour.
The park offers visitors the opportunity to explore the inside of five aircraft, eat at the two food outlets and visit the purpose-built play area. The 40-minute Concorde Classic Tour costs £13.50 per person and can be booked online in advance.
For more information visit www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk