Manchester Airports Group partners with Plug/Play as first airport anchor

UK airport group MAG (Manchester Airports Group) has announced its partnership with startup accelerator Plug and Play, the company said.

This collaboration will give MAG influence over new innovations in the travel industry so they can leverage these technologies to improve the end-to-end travel experience. It will also mean that other members of the accelerator benefits from the insight of one of the most forward thinking airport operators in the world.

As Plug and Play´s first airport Anchor Partner, MAG has the opportunity to influence the technology focus areas of upcoming travel accelerator programs. MAG joins Plug and Play´s Travel & Hospitality program alongside 21 other partners including Changi Airport Group, Pittsburgh International Airport, and Gatwick International Airport.

Plug and Play is a corporate innovation platform based out of Silicon Valley.

MAG owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports, together with a significant property business. MAG employs over 5,000 people and annually serves over 59 million passengers.