Manchester Airport in the UK experienced a drop in passenger traffic by 11.4% in October 2009, compared with the same month last year.

Accumulated passenger numbers fell from 1.6 million this year in comparison to 1.8 million last year.

Last month, the airport recorded a 12.7% decrease in charter flight passenger volume, which is about 515,000 passengers.

Freight also declined by 10.8% in October to 10,494t compared with the same month in 2008.