Manchester Airport has celebrated winning an award at the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe ceremony in Paris this week.
The north-west hub was named the best airport in the 10-25 million passenger category.
Awards judges praised the airport for its "simple and innovative" approach to attracting new airlines and its community relations programme.
The airport was also complimented for its commitment to the environment, after it recently announced an initiative to become carbon neutral by 2015.
Managing director Andrew Cornish said: "These are challenging times in the aviation industry and we know that there are some excellent airports in Europe, so to win this prestigious award is particularly great news.
"Manchester Airport puts customers first and that includes both airlines and our passengers. We are committed to making life as easy and hassle-free as possible for people when they travel through Manchester Airport."
A number of positive developments have recently occurred at Manchester, including a £10 million investment in a new security screening area and more than £2.2 million being spent on state-of-the-art x-ray machines.