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Still busy at Manchester Airport over bank holiday despite effects of economic downturn

Still busy at Manchester Airport over bank holiday despite effects of economic downturn

Slightly fewer passengers flew from Manchester Airport over the August bank holiday than during the same weekend last year.

This has been blamed on the ongoing economic uncertainty, although the volume of people still translated as one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s managing director, said that the airport is doing everything it can to ensure passengers have an "easy and hassle-free" travel experience.

"We have new security facilities, additional staff, more shops than ever before and more things for our passengers to experience, like our new spa that opened earlier this year," he commented.

Manchester recently benefited from an £80 million overhaul at its three terminals, with this year’s holidaymakers the first to sample the upgrades.

The airport has also started to utilise Twitter, the social media tool, by allowing passengers to source live flight information.

Flights to Tenerife and the Canary Islands have remained the most popular flight destinations from Manchester this year, although Turkey and Egypt have gained some ground.

Cheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Kos, Venice and Gran Canaria from the north-west airport next summer.

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