Manchester Airport has busiest ever January

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) said it had  a strong start to 2024, serving 3.9 million passengers across its airports in January.

The passenger total for the group, which owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports, was up 9% year-on-year, and was equal to 100% of January 2019 figures.

London Stansted and Manchester airports both recorded their busiest ever January, with their passenger totals equalling 101% of 2019 levels.

London Stansted Airport served 1.9 million passengers across the month, up 6.9%, and Manchester Airport served 1.8 million  passengers – up 9.5% year-on-year.

East Midlands saw its monthly traffic increase 30% year-on-year, with 177,000 passengers travelling through the airport, which was equal to 82% of 2019 levels.