Manchester Airport is the best UK airport for the second year running.

Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK’s best airport at the Globe Awards hosted by Travel Weekly.

The award comes after a fantastic 2015 for Manchester Airport, that saw it beat its all-time passenger record as 23,116,554 people passed through the airport in the calendar year. 

The airport has also announced a £1bn update to its terminals, and new routes to destinations including Miami, Jeddah and Porto.

Voted for by travel agents, representatives from Manchester Airport picked up the award from Dame Edna Everage at a glittering award ceremony at Grosvenor House in London.

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: “We’re delighted to receive this fantastic award and would like to thank all the travel agents who voted for Manchester Airport.

“2015 has been an incredible year for the airport with record passenger numbers, the announcement of the transformation project and expansion by lots of our airlines.

“Looking ahead, we have some very exciting new routes already confirmed to start in 2016, including Beijing with Hainan Airlines, plus Boston and Los Angeles with Thomas Cook Airlines. We’ll also be working hard to try and retain our crown for a third year.”