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Bumper Passenger Numbers Expected This Friday At Manchester Airport
As Manchester Airport gears up for its busiest weekend of the year, bosses at the UK travel hub are advising customers how to make their journey through Manchester as smooth as possible.

Today will see the Northern hub welcome most passengers, with 110,000 due to depart from or arrive at Manchester’s three terminals.

The most popular destinations this weekend include Palma, Dubai and Alicante.

Passengers are being advised of potential ground transport disruption and are also being given a stern warning, No Disruptive Behaviour!

Fiona Wright, Customer Services and Security Director at Manchester Airport, said:
“As we enter our busiest weekend of the summer we want to ensure each and every one of our passengers has the best experience and start to their trip, while ensuring their safety and security.

“By working together with our passengers and other organisations operating at the airport, we have been able to reduce security waiting times as much as possible, especially over the past six weeks when nearly 70% of all those passing through have not had to queue at all.

“Our colleagues are committed to ensuring that trend continues this weekend, which is why we are issuing this advice today to make as many passengers’ journeys as seamless as possible whether they are jetting off to Benidorm, Beijing or Barbados.”

Passengers can play their part by:
having all their liquids, gels and pastes (no bigger than 100ml each) in a clear plastic bag
In addition, coats and belts should be removed and large electricals out of their hand luggage ready for the security tray

Any passengers with reduced mobility needing assistance are advised to book this in advance with their airline to avoid any delays to their journey through the airport. This can be for all levels of reduced mobility and for passengers with a range of issues. All the information and contacts can be found here:

https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/help/special-assistance/

Disruptive behaviour:
Manchester Airport has a zero tolerance attitude towards disruptive behaviour on its campus, whether that is fuelled by alcohol or otherwise.

It is working with Greater Manchester Police and its airline, ground handling and retail partners to ensure the experience of the vast majority of passengers is not spoiled by a minority.

During the Bank Holiday weekend, police and airport officers are increasing patrols of the terminals to look out for passengers with the potential to behave disruptively, with GMP issuing “yellow card” warnings to those in danger of crossing the line.

Information will be shared between all organisations to prevent anyone behaving in an anti-social way from boarding their flight, with the consequences for crossing the line ranging from airline bans to prosecution.

The airport also introduced a new forecourt management system in July. There is now a dedicated area for passengers being dropped off for free at Manchester Airport, from where complimentary shuttles are provided to each of its terminals. Details can be found here:

https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/pick-up-and-drop-off-info/

Bumper Passenger Numbers Expected This Friday At Manchester Airport, 24th August 2018, 9:10 AM