Manchester Airport set to sponsor Leeds Pride for next three years

Photo: Runway lights at Manchester Airport.

Leeds Pride has announced that Manchester Airport will be back on board to sponsor its Pride festival for three more years.

For the next three years the UK’s third biggest airport will be sponsoring the main stage which will now be known as the Manchester Airport San Francisco Stage.

Speaking about the partnership, Patrick Alexander, Manchester Airport’s Head of Marketing, said: “We are delighted to be working with Leeds Pride again to support such a worthwhile event.

“We received such great support and a friendly welcome at last year’s event, so wanted to come back bigger and better for the next few years, to meet and thank the 4.8 million people from Yorkshire who fly from Manchester.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Leeds Pride team on what I am sure will be a world class event on our Manchester Airport San Francisco stage.”

Liaqat Ali and Alex Hannant from Leeds Pride commented: “After the success of last year, we are delighted that Manchester Airport have signed up for three years as Main Stage sponsors.  The commitment from them will help Leeds Pride flourish for years to come and we really look forward to working with them.”

Manchester Airport serves more than 27.9 million passengers and flies to more than 220 destinations with over 70 airlines. With a catchment area spanning as north as Scotland, south to the West Midlands, west to Wales and east to Yorkshire, it continues to add passengers and international routes.

In the last few years alone it has added direct routes to the likes of Beijing, Mumbai, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.