Manchester Airport breaks monthly record... for the seventh time in a row

April 2024 was the airport's busiest April on record, with almost two-and-a-half million passengers walking through its gates: up 300,000 against 2023 and 25,000 more than April 2019, which held the previous record.

Dublin took the short-haul top spot last month, with Dubai remaining the most popular long-haul destination.

93% of those passing through the gates waited for 10 minutes or less to get through security.

The airport's managing director, Chris Woodroofe, iterated that the team is "really proud to connect the North to the world," adding: "It's been great to see so many passengers coming through, taking advantage of our unrivalled route network of more than 200 destinations that gives the more choice than any airport outside of London."