Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester Travellers: We Won't Let Terrorists Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester Travellers: We Won't Let Terrorists Win

Article excerpt

PASSENGERS at Manchester Airport went ahead with their flights to France today - showing defiance in the face of terrorism.

Thursday night's barbaric attack in Nice on crowds celebrating Bastille Day has left 84 dead and around 50 critically injured.

And passengers at Manchester Airport who were travelling to France have expressed their sympathy with victims and their families - but say they refuse to be scared off.

Becky Andrews, 30, was at terminal one flying to Toulouse with Jet2.com.

She said: "It is scary but we didn't think of cancelling our flight.

"That's what the terrorists want you to do. Our sympathies are with the families in Nice and the people of France."

Tracey Billingsley, 50, a mum-offive, was flying out to France to see her husband, an aircraft engineer.

She was in Paris for the last terror attack.

She said: "I am absolutely appalled by this.

"As a mother-of-five myself I feel for all the families in Nice that have been affected - innocent people, children. …

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