News: MAG airports see strong growth in UK over summer

MAG airports saw continued growth in their busiest month of the year, as together they served 6.6 million people in August.

The growth is being driven by airlines putting on more seats to more destinations for August holidaymakers than ever before, with core Spanish and Greek destinations augmented by additional capacity to the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean, as well as increasingly popular alternative short haul destinations such as Croatia and Bulgaria.

Manchester Airport, the only airport in the UK with two runways apart from London Heathrow, grew eight per cent year on year to handle 3.2 million passengers in August.

The airport achieved this figure as it commenced work on its £1 billion transformation project which will, over the next ten years, reconfigure the terminals and boost the passenger experience for everyone using Manchester Airport.

Recently the airport opened a new airside lounge facility in Terminal 2 which will allow it to start demolishing the…

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