Passenger Totals Soaring at Manchester Airport

With the summer travel season quickly approaching, Manchester Regional Airport, a New England Council member, is preparing to welcome more passengers than in years past. New Hampshire’s largest airport is on track to see its passenger totals increase this year by more than in any other year over the past decade.

Between January and April of this year, Manchester Airport saw an almost three percent increase in passengers over the same period in 2015. Additionally, the airport has had year-over-year passenger increases for eight of the last 10 months. Several airlines that fly in and out of Manchester have also elected to start using larger planes at the airport, resulting in an increase in the total number of passengers flying through the airport. The airport is also benefitting from several economic factors, such as lower gas prices, that are encouraging more Granite Staters and Americans to fly.

“We are encouraged to see the airlines reinvesting in MHT and continue to work with them to restore capacity,” said Deputy Airport Director Tom Malafronte. “We have adapted to changes in the industry in recent years and feel very positive about the future for Manchester-Boston Region Airport and all of the businesses that make up the operation.”

The New England Council congratulates Manchester Regional Airport on a strong start to 2016 and looks forward to its continued success and growth.

Read more in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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