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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 15:01
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Further to coverage of MAG's excellent financial results in today's MEN, noted that a couple of the stats on the infographic "The airport's success in numbers" appear to be incorrect.

Specifically:52856 Tonnes of cargo handled every year

and: 92257 passenger flights every year

I suspect that these are the correct figures for the period 01.04.2015 to 30.09.2015 which is the theme of the infographic, but the choice of phraseology is unfortunate.

Actual cargo handled in the year to 30.09.2015 was 101167 Tonnes.

Movements for the same period totalled 171934. Some 9103 of these were categorised as private / miscellaneous leaving a residual 162831 movements. MAN's relatively small number of freighters may still be counted within this number, but clearly most of these are passenger flights.

Maybe the infographic needs to clarify that these listed totals are for the summer season only, not for the whole year. Otherwise the true achievement is being undersold to the media. Nice results though.
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