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Green light for £1bn airport scheme

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A £1bn programme to transform Manchester Airport has been given the green light.

Manchester City Council approved 60 enhancements to the North West travel hub.

The 10-year programme will see a major expansion of Terminal 2, improvement of Terminal 3 and a direct link created between the two. New stands and piers will also be created and changes made to the roads leading to the airport.

Manchester Airport advertised in December for contractors to carry out £500M of works on the Terminal 2 phase of the transformation plan.

Transformation programme director Brad Miller said this week: “Everyone at Manchester Airport is delighted that a significant piece of our £1bn transformation programme has been given planning consent.

“This means work can truly begin on the project, which over the next decade will see the airport continue to develop as a global gateway for the UK, directly to and from the North.

“The enhancements the project will make will enable us to further adapt, modernise and transform the customer service experience we are able to offer passengers and airlines. It will also allow Manchester Airport to continue in its role as job creator and economic provider for Greater Manchester and the wider region.”

By 2025, some 30M passengers are expected to use the airport annually.

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