Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK’s best airport, for a third year on the trot, at the Globe Awards hosted by Travel Weekly.
The UK’s third largest – Manchester Airport best in UK – fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade.
The award comes after a magnificent 2016 for Manchester Airport, which saw it smash its all-time passenger record, as 25.6m people passed through the airport in the calendar year. It also saw Manchester Airport announce and launch a wealth of new routes including Beijing, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston and Phuket.
2017 will see a direct route to San Francisco take off with Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook Airlines, making Manchester Airport the only UK airport outside of London to offer this destination.
Voted for by travel agents, representatives from Manchester Airport picked up the award from David Walliams at a glittering award ceremony at Grosvenor House in London.
Patrick Alexander, Head of Marketing, for Manchester Airport, said:
“We’re delighted to receive this fantastic award and would like to thank all the travel agents who voted for Manchester Airport.
“2016 was an incredible year for the airport with record passenger numbers and expansion by lots of our airlines.
“Looking ahead, we have some very exciting new routes already confirmed to start in 2017. We’ll also be working hard to try and retain our crown for a fourth year.”
The Globe Travel Awards is the premier event in the travel trade calendar, and as it enters its 40th year, expect the celebrations to be bigger and better than ever before.
These are the most sought-after gongs in the industry, recognising the hard work, dedication and commitment of the very best companies and individuals across every sector of the travel trade.
Yet it’s not the celebrity host or the glittering ceremony, held at London Park Lane’s Grosvenor House hotel on January 12, 2017, that made these awards special – it’s the fact they’re voted for by those in the know, namely the readers of the UK’s leading travel trade magazine, Travel Weekly, in partnership with Mail Brands UK.