It comes as the Civil Aviation Authority data reveals Manchester Airport added more passengers than any other UK airport between April-September this year. The airport added 1.27 million passengers compared to Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Manchester Airport’s annual rolling passenger numbers now stand at 27,764,247, an increase of 9.7 percent year on year.
The top five destinations in November were Amsterdam, Dublin, Dubai, Tenerife and Paris – Charles De Gaulle. The airport remains confident that by the start of the summer season all capacity will be filled and this has already started with Jet2.com, TUI and Thomas Cook Airlines all already increasing capacity for next year.