Manchester Airport at the end of the financial year welcomed 28,576,919 passengers which is now UK’s third busiest airport – an increase of 2.5% on the previous year.
The top 10 international destinations from Manchester for the year were:
During the last 12 months, passengers have returned to Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. Egypt saw 23% growth while Turkey saw 29% growth with holidaymakers taking advantage of flights to Antalya, Izmir, Dalaman and Bodrum.
Long haul growth was driven by the strong performance of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean. Passenger numbers to Mexico were up 21% while the Caribbean saw 7% growth. Oman saw growth of 39% with passengers using the daily service to Muscat to visit the middle east and beyond. Elsewhere, Thailand saw an increase of 141% driven by TUI’s new service to U-Tapao and extra capacity on its Phuket service.
Find more information about Manchester Airports billion-pound transformation here.