Manchester has been named UK Airport of the Year for the second year in succession at the British Travel Awards (BTA) ceremony.
The airport beat off competition from a number of competitors including Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted to scoop the award during the ceremony on Sunday (November 8th) evening.
Judges looked specifically at sustainability efforts, customer satisfaction and innovative technology, with Manchester winning praise for its shift towards sustainable travel, its efforts to minimise the impact of increased security and its investment in customer experience.
Chief executive officer at the BTA Lorraine Barnes Burton said Manchester was "quickly shortlisted" thanks to its products and operations.
"Manchester’s entry clearly demonstrated its commitment to passengers whilst developing its offering and enhancing customer experience throughout the airport – making it a clear winner for the British Travel Awards UK Airport of the Year for the second year running," she commented.
The award follows the opening of Manchester £80 redevelopment of Terminals 1 and 2, £25 million of which went on transforming security.
American Airlines recently announced that it will launch new flights to New York JFK from Manchester on May 16th next year.