Manchester Airport to charge for luggage trolleys

Manchester Airport
Image caption Manchester is the UK's fourth busiest airport

Manchester Airport has said it will charge passengers to use luggage trolleys from April.

The airport said it was replacing existing trolleys with a new fleet, which will cost passengers £1 to use.

A spokeswoman said the fees had to be introduced as a result of reductions in air fares and the need for continued investment.

Manchester is the UK's fourth busiest airport, but says that only 5% of its passengers actually use its trolleys.

Last month, it unveiled plans for a £659m business park around the airport, which it is hoped will create 13,000 jobs.

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