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Manchester Best UK Airport

It scoops top award for fourth time

Written by . Published on January 30th 2012.

Manchester Best UK Airport

MANCHESTER Airport has been been named as the Best UK Airport at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards, beating Heathrow and Gatwick to the prize.

The awards, which are voted for by travel agents across the UK, were held at Grosvenor House hotel in London.

Andrew Harrison, chief operating officer at Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said: “We continue to invest in improving the airport experience for our passengers and despite the difficult economic situation, continue to deliver services to new destinations and additional capacity on existing routes providing increased choice and flexibility for travellers in the North of England.”

It is the fourth time that Manchester Airport has received the award.

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DavidFebruary 15th 2012.

The fact Manchester Airport wins awards for best Uk Airport,is more reflection on how bad all the London Airports are,especially Heathrow,rather than saying much about the performance of Manchester Airport.

The airport is a mess.It is cold,unwelcoming and under staffed.Compared to other international airports the terminal buildings are ugly and cramped.The toilets are grim and there is no fee wifi.The terminals are freezing cold at night in winter as well.Contrast that with Helsinki Airport which is warm and welcoming and has unlimited free wifi.

In the last few years it has attracted the budget airlines,but that only exposes the folly of the management,in ignoring them for years previously.Leading to the significant loss of passengers and business to Liverpool Airport.

In fact since the building of the second runway supposedly to cope with increased demand,the airport has fallen behind not just Gatwick,but also Stansted in passenger numbers.This has coincided with the utterly flawed policy of taking over the management of other small UK airports.

Barry WilkinsonNovember 1st 2012.

I think Manchester with its typical 'vanity' awards itself these awards...pretentious often comes to mind.
The airport is a dump but it has more destinations and its main advantage over other non London airports is its rail links and that it is still the only airport in the UK allowed to fund itself from local taxation.
KLM were doing good business from Lpool..but because of a downturn with KLM Mcr the owners 'ditched' Lpool...or sacrificed would be a better word.

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