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  • 23.5m passengers per annum
  • UK’s 3rd largest airport
  • Extensive network with 70+ airlines & 200+ destinations
  • 2 parallel independent runways
  • Excellent catchment area covering all of the North and Midlands (within a two hour drive)
  • Potential to grow to 55 million passengers per annum.

Our Operations

  • £25 million investment on the airfield including more than £20 million upgrading the airfield for the A380
  • We are now a ‘Category 10’ airport, allowing the airport to not only accept the A380 but other ‘Code F’ aircraft
  • First regional airport and one of only 17 global airports to be certified for the A380
  • A dual runway and up to 125 stands favour slot availability
  • Slot coordinated through our relationship with ACL
  • All three terminals enjoy easy connections to our on-site transport hub, The Station
  • Aerodrome 24h operation.

Our Transport Access

  • 25% of the UK's motorways run through the city
  • Onsite bus and rail stations serving over 100 towns and cities 
  • Regular rail links to Manchester city centre.

Our Catchment

Located in the North of England, Manchester is widely regarded as England’s second city. 

  • At 9.4% of the UK total, the North West region has the highest GVA (gross value added) outside London & the South East.
  • The North West of England generated £124bn of GVA (gross value added) in 2011- the Largets Economic Region Outside Of London and the South East of England.
  • Cheshire has the 4th highest GVA (gross value added) of 37 sub-regions in the UK, at £22,743 per head.
  • The North of England contains world class companies from a range of industries including; Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Financial, IT, Media, Pharmaceutical & Retail.