Updated: Saturday, 18th November 2017 @ 8:06am

Manchester Airport experiences busiest day EVER amid £1bn transformation

Manchester Airport experiences busiest day EVER amid £1bn transformation

| By Edward Roberts

Manchester Airport experienced its busiest day in history in July.

The airport – which has been in operation since in 1938 – witnessed more people coming and going than ever before during the month.

All in all, over three million people used it as they jetted around the world on more than 20,000 flights.

It comes as a £1bn transformation programme got underway to extend Terminal Two by 140%.

Collette Roche, interim MD of Manchester Airport, said: “As we enter the peak summer season I’d like to thank passengers for their continued commitment to Manchester Airport. We are matching this commitment through investment to make the airport better for passengers, airlines and the entire region.

“We hope that the start of the £1bn works help build excitement among all of our passengers about the future of Manchester Airport, with the vast majority of the improvements being delivered as early as 2019.

“Furthermore, it was incredibly pleasing to see the acknowledgement from Government about the role Manchester Airport plays, and it being one of two key UK hubs, as it seeks to create a balanced and internationally competitive economy.”

The ambitious transformation programme hopes to see improvements being delivered by as early as 2019.

It’s likely that record numbers of people will be able to enjoy the new features and extra space as airport numbers continue to rise.

Manchester Airport – which is currently the third busiest in the UK – welcomed 27.2m travellers last year.

This figure is up a sizable 12% on a year-on-year basis.

Image courtesy of Pete via Flickr, with thanks.