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Manchester Airport celebrates 80th birthday

A special event is taking place today to mark 80 years of Manchester Airport.

The occasion's being marked with a film reflecting the site's progress since it accepted its first passengers in 1938. Staff past and present are gathering alongside businesses to celebrate the milestone.

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Manchester Airport celebrates 80th birthday

Manchester Airport Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/PA Images

Manchester Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday.

It's being marked with a special poem by poet Tony Walsh and a film reflecting its progress since it accepted its first passengers in 1938.

The event is taking place in the airport's station where staff past and present are gathering alongside businesses to celebrate the milestone.

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