Manchester Airport has been named "airport of the year" at a national awards ceremony held last night (September 23rd).
The north-west airport beat rivals London Luton, Southampton and Birmingham to claim the prize at the Travel Trade Gazette Awards.
This comes after Manchester Airport’s unveiling of its £80 million redevelopment across Terminals 1 and 2.
Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s managing director, said he was "extremely proud" to receive the award, which he explained was testament to the airport’s 19,000 staff.
"The airport of the year award recognises everyone’s commitment to creating an unrivalled experience for our passengers across every aspect of their journey through the airport," he commented.
Referred to as the travel industry equivalent of the Oscars, the Travel Trade Gazette Awards are voted for by travel agents and independent industry observers.
The award ceremony was held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Earlier this month, American Airlines confirmed that it will be launching flights to Manchester from New York in May next year.