Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport – some general information

Airport Owner / Operator:   Manchester Airports Group (MAG)
Airport website:        www.manchesterairport.co.uk
Airport Address:     Manchester   M90 1QX         Tel:   08712 710 711
Airport Noise complaints form:  
 http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/noisecomplaints.nsf/cf
 Noise Report 2006           Night Noise Policy
 and there are other noise documents on the airport website.
 
 Airport Consultative Committee:     Consultative Committee

Manchester Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.

Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Manchester Airport in 2011. Also carbon emissions. And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/MAN_co2.html


 
CAA figures:       CAA airport statistics

Terminal Passengers:  

UK Airport Statistics – annual- each year  (Table 10.3)
2015      23,095,000 (up 5% on 2014)
2014      21,950,323  (Up +6.1% on 2013)
2013      20,682,907  (Up + 5.2% on 2012)
2012     19,654,100  (up + 4.5% on 2011)
2011     18,807(up + 6% on 2010)
2010    17,663,000 (down -5% on 2009)
2009    18,631,242  (down – 11.5% from 2008)
2008    21,063,000   thousand   (down  – 4% from 2007)
2007    21,892,000  (down – 1% from 2006)

2006    22,124 2005

2005    22,083,000

2000   18,349,000

1997   15,726,000

1996    14,467,000

1995    14,514,000

Air Transport Movements

UK Airport Statistics – annual each year (Table 4.2)
2015    164,710  (up 1.1% on 2014)
2014    162,921 (Up + 1.2% on 2013)
2013    161,063 (Up + 0.4% on 2012)
2012    160,473 (up  1.55 on 211)
2011    158,000 (up + 6%  on 2010)
2010    149,000  (down -8% on 2009)    link to 2010 data
2009   162,182  (down  – 15.2% from 2008)
2008    191,000  (down   – 7% from 2007)
2007    207,000   (down – 3%  from 2006)

2006    213 2005

 

Air Freight

Freight tonnage  
2015        10,021 (up 7% on 2014)
2014         93,466
2013         96,373
2012        96,822 (down – 10% on 2011)
2011      107,415 ( down – 7% on 2010)
 2010     115,922  (up +13% on 2009)    
2009     102,543  (down – 285 on 2008)
2008     141,781  (-14% from 2007)
2007     165,366  (up 11% from 2006)

2006     148,957 2005     147,484 2000     116,602 1997      94,318


Multimap:       map of airport location

Aerial photo:       aerial photo of airport location
Wikipedia:  Wikipedia page on  Manchester airport:

Runway lengths and directions: 05L/23R     3,048 metres   10,000 feet   Concrete/Grooved Asphalt 05R/23L     3,047 metres     9,997 feet   Concrete/Grooved Asphalt

 
Proportion of domestic passengers, out of total passengers
CAA  statistics, annual figures   – comparing Tables 9 and 10.2

2006             15.7% 2007             14.6% 2008             13.9% Business Aviation:   Number of business flights (= private jets)   CAA  statistics, annual figures – Table 3.1

2007            6,019     (+ 104 air taxis)
2008            6,170   ( +  114 air taxis)

Manchester Airports Group Annual Report and Accounts 2010/2011

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/alldocs/53E11FF0F4168513802578E8005BD89D/$File/Annual_Report_and_Accounts_10-11.pdf 4. Employee information  (Page  53) The average number of persons (including executive directors) employed by the Group during the year was:                                                                      2011                  2010 ..                                                                Number             Number By location Manchester Airport                               2,072                     2,040   (a rise of 1.6%) East Midlands Airport                           245                          255 Bournemouth Airport                            125                          129 Humberside Airport                              149                          151 Total                                                        2,591                      2,575 an increase of 16 staff (a rise of 0.62%) Meanwhile CAA provisional data show there were 18,806,098 passengers in 2011 and 17,662,873 passengers in 2010 at Manchester Airport (not all the MAG airports), so a rise +6.5%. Staff at Manchester airport up + 1.6% in 2011 Passengers at Manchester airport up + 6.5% in 2011 It would be great if the airports employed more people per thousand passengers, rather than less, each year.


Airport Master Plan:
Master Plan to 2030

Consultation in summer 2006.   Published late 2006 or early 2007. Key details of Master Plan:     Manchester Airport’s master plan claims that:

“For every 1 million air passengers, 3,000 jobs are created nationally, 2,000 regionally and 1,425 in the immediate sub-region.”     (this is highly unlikely to be true).
“In 2006, the Airport handled over 22 million passengers travelling on around 226,000 aircraft movements.   Over 100 airlines now serve over 200 destinations worldwide. The Airport is one of the UK’s major cargo airports, handling 151,000 tonnes of cargo in 2006.
“The forecasts for Manchester suggest that by 2015, the Airport could be handling some 38 million passengers a year, and that this could rise to around 50 million by 2030. We broadly agree with the forecasts in the Future of Air Transport White Paper.”
Aircraft movements are forecast to grow to 353,000 by 2015, and cargo throughput is forecast to grow to approximately 250,000 tonnes by 2015.”
The airport finished  Terminal 2 in 1993 and the opening of the Second Runway in 2001. Manchester is now the only UK airport, beside Heathrow, to have 2 main runways. That gives capacity for the future and we have no plans for a 3rd runway.
Future expansion that the airport wants:
Figures from the Committee on Climate Change report (December 2009) show the DfT considers that Manchester Airport might have a runway capacity of 500,000 ATMs per year by 2050, and might have 449,000 ATMs annually by then.     (http://tinyurl.com/ybczeenpgs 27-28)     This compares to around 162,000 ATMs  in 2009.

 

 

Monthly passenger figures:

Manchester Airport’s monthly traffic figures  from MAG’s website
 also
CAA monthly figures for Manchester Airport terminal passengers:
Oct 2010       1,631,237               + 1.9% (Stansted again larger)
Sep 2010        1,911,048              – 1.9% (compared to Sept 2009)
Aug 2010       2,089,979               – 2.8%  (now again larger than Stansted)
Jul 2010            2,006,904            -1.4% (compared to July 2009)
Jun 2010          1,853,103             – 0.44% (compared to June 2009)
May 2010      1,571,439                –  8.2%  (compared to May 2009)
Apr 2010         1,075,959             – 26.06% (compared to April 2009)
Mar 2010         1,248,479             – 6.96% (compared to March 2009)
Feb 2010         1,029,002            – 10.66% (compared to February 2009)
Jan 2010           1,017,118           -13.92% (compared to January 2009)
Dec 2009         1,086,345            – 12.7 %   (compared to Dec 2008)
Nov 2009          1,288,268           – 11.40%   (compared to Nov 2008)
Oct 2009         1,825,157            – 11.46%   (compared to Oct 2008)
Sep 2009         2,167,417           – 9.41%     (compared to Sept 2008)
Aug 2009         2,408,352           – 10.02% (compared to Aug  2008)
July 2009         2,036,318            – 10.0%     (compared to July 2008)
Jun 2009        1,852,142            – 13.3%       (compared to  June 2008)
May 2009       1,713,017            – 13.7%     (compared to May 2008 and this month larger than Stansted)
Apr 2009       1,454,768             –  5.2%        (compared to  April 2008)
Mar 2009         1,342,560          – 18%           (compared to  Mar 2008)
Feb   2009       1,150,515          – 16.8%        (compared to  Feb 2008)
Jan   2009         1,181,047         – 10.2%        (compared to  Jan 2008)
Dec  2008         1,245,831         – 10.0%       (compared to Dec 2007)

 

Local community group:  
SEMA   (Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport)
Stop Expansion  at Manchester Airport    and SEMA blogspot
Some news stories about  Manchester airport at  Manchester Airport news stories
Also news stories about the airport can be found at the UK Airport News website and the airport’s own press releases