MANCHESTER Airport has been ranked 'poor' for its service to disabled passengers for the second year running.

In its annual report, the The UK Civil Aviation Authority ranked the country's top 30 airports on accessibility for disabled passengers.

The CAA identified issues in relation to long waiting times for assistance at Manchester, as well as issues with the recording and reporting of performance data.

It found 16 UK airports ranked 'very good' - up from six in last year's review

Manchester was the only airport ranked 'poor', but Birmingham, Gatwick and Stansted did not meet CAA expectations.

The report highlights that there are now more than three million requests for assistance at UK airports annually - a rise of almost 80 per cent since 2010.

Satisfaction levels generally remain high, with 83 per cent of people requesting assistance stating that they are 'satisfied'; with 54 per cent of those being 'very satisfied'.