MAG airports continue to recover quickly, serving 80% of pre-covid traffic in April
· 4.2 million passengers travelled through MAG airports in April
· Figure represents 80% of traffic served in April 2019, demonstrating the speed at which passengers are returning to travel
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) served 80% of its pre-pandemic passenger volumes for the first time in April, underlining the pace of its recovery.
Figures published by the Group - which owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports – saw 4.2 million passengers travel through its terminals across the month.
London Stansted continues to recover fastest of all major UK airports, welcoming more than two million passengers in the month, which included the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. That represented 85% of pre-pandemic traffic.
Manchester and East Midlands airports served 79% and 64% of April 2019 traffic respectively. Across the Group, in the space of three months (January to April) recovery in passenger numbers when compared to pre-pandemic levels has increased from 37% to 80%.
MAG CEO Charlie Cornish said: “Recovery across all three of our airports continues at pace, illustrating the huge pent-up demand for international travel we knew was in the market.
“We have worked positively with our airline partners to deliver a full flying schedule for our passengers, ensuring they get away on their trips as planned.
“I am pleased with the significant progress we have made and continue to make with our recruitment efforts, which will equip our airports well for the summer.”
In April, passenger numbers across the Group were 10% higher than in March, demonstrating the pace at which people are returning to travel. MAG, in partnership with its airlines, has continued its commitment to deliver a full flying schedule, so that travellers can go on their long-awaited trips without fear of last-minute cancellations.
Across the month, MAG has also made progress in its recruitment drive, with hundreds new staff now deployed across the Group, with more expected to join over the coming weeks.
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