Manchester Airport has been named Airport of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.
The airport won the title for the second year running at the British Travel Awards in London.
It beat off strong competition from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Belfast City, Birmingham International, London Luton and Glasgow.
The awards aim to celebrate the best companies in the travel industry, with judges recognising Manchester’s use of innovative technology, efforts to improve sustainability and high levels of customer satisfaction.
Voted for by consumers and travel professionals, Manchester was praised for its move towards sustainable travel, its efforts to minimise the impact of increased security, and investment to enhance the customer experience.
The award follows the unveiling of the airport’s £80m redevelopment of terminals one and two earlier this year.
Andrew Harrison, the airport’s commercial director, said: “To have received this highly prestigious title for the second year running is a huge accomplishment and highlights the hard work, dedication and successes achieved over the past 12 months.
“Manchester continues to invest in the customer experience, creating an unrivalled experience for its passengers.
“This year has seen the unveiling of over £80 million of investment at Manchester on our terminals, hopefully setting us on the road to becoming one of the world’s best airports.
“Winning this award is a suitable reward for everyone who has been involved in that process.”