MAG served more than five million passengers in June
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) served more than five million passengers in a month for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, figures released for June show.
The 5.2 million passengers seen by the Group - which owns Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports – represented 84% of traffic seen in June 2019.
London Stansted’s recovery continues to be strong, with the airport serving 88% of June 2019 levels, with traffic at East Midlands Airport up to 75% of pre-pandemic levels. Manchester Airport served 2.4 million passengers in June, close to 80% of pre-pandemic traffic.
In its Full Year results, published on 7th July, MAG recorded an overall £320m loss, serving 20.5 million passengers, equating to 33% of passengers served in 2019/20.
As the industry heads towards the peak summer season, MAG announced it has welcomed more than 1,500 new colleagues to roles across its three airports since its recruitment drive began in January.
MAG is working closely with its airlines to ensure they can operate their planned summer schedules and avoid mass cancellations. This means that more than 11 million people will get away through MAG’s airports over the peak summer season.
MAG CEO Charlie Cornish said: “As our annual results showed, it was another difficult year for our business while travel restrictions remained in place. However, as we reach milestones like we have seen in June, it is clear we have taken a step forward in our recovery.
“The significant number of new staff in our operation means that we can enter the peak of the summer season with greater confidence that our passengers will have an improved airport experience, as our business returns to full strength.”
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