Manchester Airport retains its crown for 4th consecutive year

Patrick Alexander and Seb Thompson collect Best UK Airport award

Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK's best 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 successful 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."

Photo: Patirck Alexander and Seb Thompson collect Best UK Airport award.

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Sue Levy
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 4:41 pm
I don’t know why.
I And three other passengers were left waiting on an inbound plane for over an hour and a half for wheelchair assistance. The pilot and crew also had to stay behind with us. As you can imagine the pilot was not very happy, and complained that it was the second time it had happened to him, and Manchester were renounded for it. I would imagine the passengers waiting to board to go to the Canaries were not thrilled either.
I did write and complain, and was told that the company ( Manchester Airport had given the contract to ) were looking for more staff.
Three months later I was left waiting onboard another plane. Clearly they still hadn’t recruited enough staff.