More than 2.5 million people jetted off from the UK’s third largest airport in May, meaning that 26,795,288 have now passed through its three terminals in the last 12 months.
With the start of half term and a number of airlines launching new routes, it was the airport’s busiest May on record. Oman Air launched its daily service to Muscat, meaning there are now up to 12 flights a day to the Middle East direct from Manchester Airport. As well as connecting the North to Muscat, Oman Air also offers incredible onward connectivity across Asia and beyond.
Elsewhere, Thomas Cook Airlines also commenced twice weekly services to San Francisco as well as flights to the Greek island of Mykonos. BA CityFlyer also started seven new routes to European destinations – the first time it has flown between Manchester and Europe for 10 years.
The terminals also saw thousands of Manchester United fans make their journeys to Stockholm for the Europa League final. The airport saw more than 50 special charter flights departing for the Swedish city carrying United fans.
Collette Roche, Interim Managing Director for Manchester Airport, said: ‘May was yet another busy month for the airport, with a host of airlines launching new routes for the summer season. The launch of additional flights to San Francisco with Thomas Cook Airlines and our new route to Muscat continue to highlight the popularity of direct flights from Manchester Airport for the 22 million people in our catchment area.
‘As we move further into our summer season, we’re looking forward to welcoming even more passengers and working with our airline partners to continue to grow our route network.’