Airport asks region to get snapping as part of Arrivals re-vamp

Manchester Airport today launched a unique challenge asking the public to submit their own photographs of the people and places of Greater Manchester to give the millions of arriving passengers “a sense of place” as part of the airport’s new Arrivals Experience.

The idea is to create a lasting first impression of the region to visitors and welcome them to the North West. The airport is encouraging customers to help decide on the images that they believe best meet these criteria, so it is inviting individuals to submit images they have taken themselves to the Manchester Airport Flickr group for consideration to go on permanent display in Terminal One.

Manchester Airport’s Head of Customer Experience, Sarah Barrett, said: “We aspire to provide a world class experience for our customers and part of this involves empowering them to tell us what they want to see. As the gateway to the region we also want visitors to experience the friendly welcome that the North is traditionally famous for.”

Entrants should submit their photographs online to Manchester Airport’s Flickr group, with the selected images set to be enlarged to a floor to ceiling size and branded with the photographer’s name. They will be going on permanent display in Terminal One as part of the new Arrivals Experience for Summer 2010. If successful the scheme will eventually be extended to the Terminals Two and Three.

The photographs can be ones previously taken, or they can be new; and there is no limit on the number of photographs that can be submitted for consideration. Entrants should submit their photographs online via the Manchester Airport Flickr group at:

The closing date for consideration is midday on Friday 19th March 2010. Terms and conditions apply – see the website for details.

Manchester Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group, is joint-owned by the ten councils of Greater Manchester: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Published on: 05/03/2010 00:00:01