Manchester Airport and MAG

Manchester Airport and Our Group

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England. Every year we handle around 19 million passengers, using over 60 airlines flying direct to around 200 destinations. With around 19,000 people employed directly on-site, our growth is shared by our city and the whole region.

The cargo operation at Manchester has been growing from a relatively small base throughout our history, and has shown significant growth in recent years.

MAG Property

MAG Property is responsible for the management and development of all the commercial property across Manchester Airports Group's (MAG's) airports. Part of MAG, its £335million portfolio comprises over 200 properties across 5000 acres, serving over more than 850 companies across the four UK airports.

MAG Developments is leading the £650million 'Airport City' project at Manchester Airport - this exciting multi-purpose development forms the central core of the newly designated Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone and will deliver five-million square feet of new business accommodation over the next 10 to 15 years.


MAG now serves nearly 42 million passengers through its ownership and operation of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. Its property and facilities management arm, MAG Property, is responsible for the Group’s estate and also the development of Manchester’s Airport City. We support the UK Government's commitment to the principles of sustainable development in the aviation industry, striking a balance between economic, social and environmental considerations. See our latest Annual Report & Accounts.

MAG’s overall strategic intent is to increase long term shareholder value by generating profitable growth, developing its assets and deploying efficient and customer focused operating processes throughout the business. More than just a regional success story, the Group’s airports and property business already contribute more than £3bn to the UK economy and support thousands of jobs.

MAG is privately managed on behalf of its shareholders:

IFM Investors - 35.5%

Manchester City Council - 35.5%

The other nine Greater Manchester Councils - 29%.

As follows:

  • The Borough Council of Bolton

  • The Borough Council of Bury

  • The Oldham Borough Council

  • The Rochdale Borough Council

  • The Council of the City of Salford

  • The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport

  • The Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

  • The Trafford Borough Council

  • The Wigan Borough Council

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Founded by MAG (Manchester Airports Group) and backed by over 80 years of aviation expertise, CAVU is striving to revolutionise airport travel. Pre-book, online or in the airport, CAVU’s solutions make travel more seamless and enjoyable for passengers and more profitable for clients and partners.

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