UK airports have made “significant improvements” in providing assistance for passengers with mobility problems, the industry regulator has said.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that for the first time, no airports had been given a “poor” rating.

Manchester, which was the only airport to receive “a poor” rating last year, was moved out of the lowest category.

However, it was told to take immediate action to reverse a recent decline in performance.

The CAA said that in April, when Manchester switched to a new provider of special assistance, “the transition did not go as well as planned”.

“We have told senior management we expect immediate and effective action to be taken to reverse this recent decline in performance,” the CAA said in its report.

In response, Manchester Airport said: “We

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