UK's Manchester Airport Group, the UK's second largest airport operator and the country’s largest UK-owned airport operator – with Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth and Humberside airports – reported the following financial/traffic highlights for the 12 months ended 31-Mar-2010 (Manchester Evening News, 29-Jul-2010):
- Revenue: GBP348.9 million, a 6% year-on-year reduction;
- Operating profit: GBP56.1 million, -28.4%;
- Pre-tax profit (before exceptionals): GBP45.6 million, -18.9%;
- Net debt: GBP347.6 million, +8.3%;
- Passenger numbers: 23.9 million, -12%;
- Cargo volume: 409,300 tonnes, -5%.
Manchester Airport Group: "The outlook for MAG is positive but challenging. Economic recovery in the UK and Europe has begun but is likely to be initially slow," Mike Davies, Chairman. Source: Manchester Evening News, 29-Jul-2010.