Manchester named best UK airport

26th January 2012


Manchester Airport has been honored at the annual Travel Weekly Globe Awards where it was named Best UK Airport last night beating stiff competition from Heathrow and Gatwick to get the gong.

The awards, which are voted for by travel agents across the UK, are a highlight of the travel industry calendar because Travel Weekly is seen by many as the bible of Britain’s travel business.

The glittering event held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London last night (Wednesday 25th January) attracts the best of the UK travel industry competing for its influential awards.

Andrew Harrison, Chief Operating Officer, 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. To receive this award is an accomplishment for Manchester Airport as it recognises the hard work of our staff; the successful relationships we maintain with our airline partners – and demonstrates that the travel industry which votes for these awards advocates our approach.”

This is the fourth time that Manchester has picked up the best UK Airport award, which remains one of the few award ceremonies where the winners are voted solely by the industry.

Manchester Airport Group’s Marketing Director, Caroline Plant, accepted the award on behalf of the airport. The airport was praised by judges for its commitment to customer services, investment in its facilities and security process. The lengths that the airport has gone to reach out to the business travel market and events such as the Diwali celebrations in particular, have not gone unnoticed either.

Travel Weekly Group editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley and comedian Jack Whitehall presented the awards before the 1,000 strong audience were entertained by Manchester X-Factor star Misha B.


For further information please contact the Manchester Airport Press Office on 0161 489 2700 or email

Published on: 26/01/2012 14:23:22