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Manchester Airport has signed a two-year outsourcing contract with IT services company Polymorph.

The deal is an extension in an existing relationship between the two organisations.

From this month the deal will involve Polymorph developing and supporting existing and new applications. It will also support the day-to-day operations of the UK’s third busiest airport.

The contract renewal will involve projects focusing on operational areas such as duty manager logs, management of the Escape Lounge, management of grants for sound insulation, accident and claims management, and other projects to improve the operational efficiency of the airport.

With the renewal of the contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, Polymorph will be working with Manchester Airport’s information systems team to gather and document user requirements.

Matt Stephenson, director of IS strategy and development at Manchester Airports Group, said: "The portfolio of applications Polymorph develops and supports for us is essential for the smooth running of our airports, and the understanding they have of our business positions them to continue to add great value.”