By Daniel Hunter
Manchester Airport has revealed plans for a 10-year investment programme costing £1 billion.
The investment will see more than 60 different facilities and pieces of infrastructure improved in a bid to build on the record passenger numbers seen this year.
Terminal 2 will be redeveloped which will see it become the airport's primary terminal, Terminal 3 will also be upgraded and transport links between the two terminals will also be improved.
The airport will also receive a number of tech upgrades aimed at reducing the time it takes for customers to board their flights.
Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airports Group said: "Today, we’re setting out how the airport will contribute to the development of a Northern Powerhouse and demonstrating the dynamic, can-do spirit that sums up the region.
"The Transformation Programme will ensure Manchester Airport plays its full part in driving economic growth and develops as a key part of the UK transport infrastructure, within a nationwide network of competing airports.
“We continue to work closely with our airline partners to ensure that their requirements and those of their passengers will be fully catered for, both during the programme design and build and upon its completion."
He added: "Over the next 10 years, the airport will continue to develop as a global gateway for the UK, directly to and from the North, and these enhancements will enable us to further adapt, modernise and transform the customer service experience we are able to offer."