MAG calls for presidency focal point on north of England as passenger numbers upward push

MAG noticed passenger numbers develop via three.three consistent with cent in Would possibly as the crowd’s airports entered the beginning of a summer time which is expected to peer persisted enlargement.

The corporate is the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports.

The certain figures are introduced within the month that the Govt’s session on the way forward for UK aviation involves an in depth.

London Stansted Airport grew 2.1 consistent with cent year-on-year, to welcome 2.6 million passengers in Would possibly, its busiest ever.

Manchester Airport additionally welcomed 2.6 million passengers, up five.eight consistent with cent year-on-year, taking the collection of passengers it has served up to now yr to 28.nine million annual passengers, with the Northern hub predicted to take care of 30 million passengers consistent with yr via the tip of the present monetary yr.

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On June 20th, the federal government’s session on its Aviation 2050 inexperienced paper closes and MAG has known as on ministers to recognise the crucial function Manchester Airport will play in riding northern enlargement and rebalancing the United Kingdom, and to strengthen that with commitments to bettering rail connectivity.

Andrew Cowan, leader govt of Manchester Airport, stated: “As we edge nearer to the 30 million passenger mark, our function as the United Kingdom’s international gateway within the north turns into even clearer.

“Govt has rightly recognised Manchester as a ‘nationwide’ airport in its Aviation 2050 inexperienced paper and it is important this is used as a platform to broaden a right kind figuring out of our possible to power financial enlargement and prosperity around the north.”

MAG’s different UK airport, East Midlands, noticed passenger numbers fall three.1 consistent with cent to 500,685 in Would possibly.

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