Monday, June 24, 2024 Manchester has lost a visionary leader in Sir Howard Bernstein, who championed the importance of international connectivity for the regional economy. Recognizing its role in attracting global businesses, driving exports, and welcoming visitors, students, and investors, Sir Howard dedicated himself to the growth and development of Manchester Airport. His support for securing direct routes to destinations worldwide has significantly enhanced Manchester’s global reach and economic prospects.

Throughout his tenure, Sir Howard forged strong professional relationships with colleagues at MAG (Manchester Airports Group), leaving a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of working with him. Today, they mourn the loss of a leader whose dedication and vision shaped Manchester’s growth and prosperity. Sir Howard’s legacy reminds us of the crucial work ahead to maintain Manchester’s position as a vibrant hub of global connectivity and economic opportunity.

His memory will endure through the continued development and success of the region he cared for deeply. Manchester Airports Group Chair Charlie Cornish said: “Everyone at MAG is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Howard Bernstein. Sir Howard was a visionary leader, who had a pivotal role in the development and growth of Manchester Airport – recognising the importance of global connectivity to the economic, social and cultural success of the city.

Manchester would not be the city it is t.

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