Manchester Airport Handles 3m Passengers in July

Manchester Airport Handles 3m Passengers in July
Photo Credit: Manchester Airport.

Yesterday saw Manchester Airport announce the handling of three million passengers in the month of July.

The airport was keen to note that for this month, they expect around 100,000 passengers a day to pass through for their respective destinations.

This figure would increase to 107,000 on Fridays.

Manchester Airport’s July Numbers in Detail…


Manchester Airport Handles 3m Passengers in July
Photo Credit: Aidan Poole

2,995,984 passengers were handled by Manchester Airport in July, which is 200,000 more than the previous month.

This is also the busiest that the airport has been since before the pre-pandemic era of 2019.

Top 10 destinations for the airport is as follows:

  • Palma de Mallorca – 126k
  • Antalya – 92.7k
  • Dubai – 90.9k
  • Dalaman – 90.9k
  • Alicante – 89.7k
  • Tenerife – 83.6k
  • Dublin – 81.7k
  • Amsterdam – 78.4k
  • Faro – 65.4k
  • Malaga – 63.9k

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Expanding on this was Chris Woodrofe, the Managing Director of Manchester Airport:

“We are proud to serve the North, connecting people from all over the region to the places they love to travel to during the summer season, and making it as easy and affordable for them as possible.

“In the last month alone, we’ve seen almost 3m passengers come through the airport and we’ve worked hard to give every single person the best start to their travels.”

“More than 96 per cent of people have been able to get through security in under 15 minutes meaning they get to relax in our departure lounges and feel like their holidays are beginning at the airport.”

“The summer is in full swing. We’re expecting even more passengers in August, and I feel confident that we’re in a great position to continue giving people the best start to their breaks.”

“We’ve recruited more than 3,000 new employees since last year and our 100-person resilience team is making sure that we’re able to respond quickly to any issues that may crop up.”

“This work has also helped us get the top rating from the Civil Aviation Authority for our support for passengers who need assistance.”

“So, if you’re coming through Manchester Airport in the next month, we look forward to seeing you.”

Overall, this is strong news for the airport as they continue to reap the benefits of the pent-up demand seen over the course of the Summer 2023 season.

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