About Us & Our Airports
Successful airports – serving the whole community Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is the largest UK-owned airport operator, serving around42m passengers and handling over three quarters of a million tonnes of air freight every year, through its ownership and operation of Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports. The Manchester Airports Group also includes the commercial property company, MAG Developments, which has a £350m portfolio across the four airports and is leading the £650m major Enterprise Zone development, Airport City, at Manchester.
We also run thriving businesses in car parking, airport security, fire fighting, engineering, advertising and motor transport. We support the UK Government's commitment to the principles of sustainable development in the aviation industry, striking a balance between economic, social and environmental considerations.
Regional airports.National impact.
We’re more than just a regional success story. As the largest UK owned airport operator, the Group’s four airports and property business already contribute £3.2bn to the UK economy and support over 130,000 jobs.
MAG is privately managed on behalf of its shareholders:
Industry Funds Management (IFM) - 35.5%
Manchester City Council - 35.5%
The other 9 Greater Manchester Councils - 29%. As follows:
- The Borough Council of Bolton
- The Borough Council of Bury
- The Oldham Borough Council
- The Rochdale Borough Council
- The Council of the City of Salford
- The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport
- The Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
- The Trafford Borough Council
- The Wigan Borough Council
MAG is committed to a sustainable future and to improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of the community and environment through the investment in and development of, renewable energy schemes and reductions in energy usage and waste across the Group. We are striving towards being operationally carbon neutral by 2015 and currently 100% of energy needs are achieved through renewable sources.
Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England. Every year we handle around 19.9 million passengers using over 60 airlines flying direct to around 200 destinations. With around 19,000 people employed directly on-site, our growth is shared by our city and the whole region.
The cargo operation at Manchester has been growing from a relatively small base over recent years, and generated a 9,700 tonnes (9.1%) improvement over the prior year.
With around 17 million passengers per annum, Stansted is the third busiest airport in London by passenger numbers and the fourth busiest in the UK. The airport is located to the North East of London, and has excellent road and rail connections to the wider London and South East of England market – the busiest aviation market in the world. The airport serves more European destinations than any other airport, worldwide.
East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport serves over four million passengers annually and has direct flights to more than 90 destinations. It is also the busiest pure freight airport in the UK and is a major air hub for the Royal Mail, in addition to distribution occupiers including DHL, TNT and UPS. The airport supports more than 9,000 jobs in the East Midlands and generates around £250 million for the region.
The Group’s core cargo business is at East Midlands Airport, the UK’s largest pure freight and mail hub. The airport represents 70% of the Group’s cargo business by volume, and delivered a further year of encouraging growth of 16,100 tonnes (5.5%) from this established base.
Now connecting the southeast of England to more than 35 destinations. After undergoing a £50 million transformation, with brand new arrivals and departures terminal buildings, its capacity has increased from one million passengers to potentially three million passengers per year. There are over 2700 people employed on the site as a whole, including the 185 companies based on the business parks and general aviation areas, generating over £24 million of income for the region annually.
MAG Developments is responsible for the management and development of all the commercial property and land at Manchester, East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth airports. Part of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG), its £335million portfolio comprises over 200 properties across 5000 acres, serving over more than 850 companies across the three UK airports. MAG Developments is also leading the £650million 'Airport City' project at Manchester Airport - this exciting mixed-used development forms the central core of the newly designated Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone and will deliver five-million square feet of new business accommodation over the next 10-15 years. MAG Developments