The article reports that Manchester Airport has celebrated a major post-Covid passenger numbers milestone in October 2021

The airport served more than 2.6 million passengers in October, marking the first time it has overtaken pre-pandemic volumes in a single calendar month.

 The airport attributed the increase in passenger numbers to the easing of travel restrictions, the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, and the pent-up demand for travel.

 The airport also said that it had seen a strong recovery in its long-haul network, with destinations such as Dubai, New York, Orlando, and Islamabad among the most popular.

The airport’s managing director, Karen Smart, said that the milestone was a “significant achievement” and a “testament to the hard work and dedication” of the airport staff and partners.

She also said that the airport was looking forward to welcoming more passengers in the coming months, especially during the festive season.

 She added that the airport was working closely with the government and the industry to ensure a safe and smooth travel experience for its customers.

 She urged the government to provide more clarity and consistency on the travel rules and to remove the need for testing for fully vaccinated travellers.