Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the best UK airport, for a fourth year running, at the Globe Awards hosted by Travel Weekly.
The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade.
The award comes after a magnificent 2017 for Manchester Airport, which saw it smash its all-time passenger record, as 27.8m people passed through the airport in the calendar year. It also saw Manchester Airport announce and launch a wealth of new routes including San Francisco, Muscat and Seattle.
Voted for by travel agents, representatives from Manchester Airport picked up the award from comedian Harry Hill, 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.
“Last year was an incredible one 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 2018. We’ll also be working hard to try and retain our crown for a fifth year.”
The award comes hot on the runway of Manchester Airport enjoying record passenger numbers that last year saw 27,791,274 passengers pass through the airport’s three terminals, an 8.5% increase year on year, with cargo up 9% to 123,576 tonnes.
The year saw the launch of new routes to destinations such as San Francisco, Muscat, Boston, Riyadh, Granada and Seville. The first flight to San Francisco saw a 30-strong delegation of leading figures from the tech sector across the North head state side opportunity to meet leading US universities and funders, pitching investment and collaboration opportunities in the North.
In August, the airport welcomed back Andrew Cowan from Stansted Airport, as he became CEO of the UK’s global gateway in the North.