For numerous years travelers within the North of England and also the Midlands have invariably chosen Manchester air-port when they were traveling abroad due to having less alternatives and higher selection of destinations. Whilst Manchester air-port nonetheless accounts for over 50% of the traffic there is no doubt which the additional airports are making up ground quickly.
Passenger numbers and % of share of the market amongst the following airports.
Airport 2008 – % – 2000 – % – 1995 – %
Manchester 21.1 – 53.9 – 18.3 – 62.1 – 14.5 – 66.3
Birmingham 9.5 – 24.5 – 7.4 – 25 – 5.1 – 23.2
East Midlands 5.6 – 14.3 – 2.2 – 7.5 – 1.4 – 6.4
Leeds Bradford 2.8 – 7.3 – 1.6 – 5.4 – 0.9 – 4.1
In millions 38.9 100% 29.5 100% 21.9 100%
While Manchester air-port continues to be growing its overall percentage of the Northern market has shrunk from 66.3% to 53.9% while East Midlands inside specific has grown from only 6.4% to 14.3%.
There is no doubt which shoppers like to use their nearby air-port so that a regular traveler from these airports our 1st choice would be East Midlands followed by Birmingham then Manchester with Leeds a distant next due to its bad area.
My factors for choosing East Midlands and Birmingham air-port over Manchester provided the same selection of destinations are available are below -
Shorter traveling distance to the air-port, which is incredibly appreciated about the return journey whenever you are tired and only, desires to go back home.
Easier to acquire your way around the air-port which tend to be less crowded.
If traveling from Manchester air-port and due to timings we may take a Manchester air-port hotel option which is more cost.
I have found air-port parking fees to be generally cheaper than parking at Manchester air-port.
On top of cheaper air-port parking, less traveling costs east midlands airport parking .
Overall it only seems a lot smoother encounter.
There are really merely 2 items that would make me select Manchester over either Birmingham or East Midlands air-port. One will be the timing of the flight back, not interested in arriving back late inside your day or at night meaning you spent almost all of the last day hanging out which makes for some time day with a deliver following the flight and 2 if the flight was considerably cheaper.