Manchester Airport secures double success

Manchester Airport now holds four out of five of the major travel awards in the industry – a huge accomplishment for the airport and testament to the hard work, support and dedication of all of our travel partners.

Business Travel Awards
The impressive double win began with securing Best UK Airport at the Business Travel Awards, held on Monday the 18th January 2010. Managing to beat off stiff competition from its sister airport, East Midlands Airport, Manchester was praised for its comprehensive environmental and CSR measures as well as significant improvements in customer satisfaction results. The event was held at London's Grosvenor House and hosted by Jon Culshaw.

Winners included Lufthansa as best airline worldwide; Whitbread’s budget Premier Inn as best hotel brand; Manchester and Dubai airports; BridgeStreet Worldwide for its serviced apartments; Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and Business Travel Direct (BTD) as the top travel management companies; and BSI as the best hotel booking agency.

Flybe collected the award for its environmental contribution, as well as being named as joint winner, with Air Berlin, in the short-haul airline category. Etihad Airways taking the award for long-haul. Eurostar received the first bit of good news since all the adverse publicity surrounding the disruption to its services just before Christmas, having been voted best rail operator – the decision by the judges relating to its overall performance during the preceding 12 months.

This year’s line up of judges included senior buyers and leading business travel journalists.

Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2010
Manchester went on to be crowned Best Regional UK Airport at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2010 ahead of other nominees, including sister airports Bournemouth and East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Stansted.

This year saw a record number of votes, in excess of 62,000 agents voted - 10,000 more than last year.

Published on: 28/01/2010 13:07:00