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Manchester Airport

Machester Airport is the international airport, serving the city of Manchester in England. The airport is 13 km from the Manchester City Centre and was inaugurated in 1938. Linking 199 destinations, the airport is ranked 13th for serving maximum number of destinations globally. The third busiest airport in UK serves civilians and cargo alike.

manchester Airport Information

Manchester Airport Address
Manchester M90
1QX
UK

Enquiries Number: 44 800 042 0213

Airport Content

Manchester Airport, located in Ringway, Manchester, England, is around 14 km from the city center. Covering an area of 560 hectares, it was previously known as Ringway Airport. It’s the only airport in UK after London airport to operate two runaways of length over 3,280 yd. The airport also operates more than 60 airlines offering direct flights to over 200 destinations. This makes it the 13th airport in the world for the number of destinations served. Manchester Airport is UK’s third biggest airport in terms of passengers and is also known as UK’s Global Gateway from the North. In the year 2016, the total passenger traffic of the airport came up to 25,637,054 with the total aircraft movements coming up to 183,731 and air freight of 109,630. The passenger traffic showed a rise of 10.8 % from the previous year.

Terminals Trivia

Manchester Airport has three passenger terminals: Terminal 1, 2, and 3, and a goods terminal. A Skylink connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 that is a walking distance of about 10-15 minutes. This Skylink also acts as a platform to ‘The Station’ and Radisson Blu Hotel from the terminals. Terminal 3 is connected by a covered walkway to Terminal 1 and the Skylink. Terminal 1 is the unifying and largest terminal with scheduled and charter flights to various destinations. Terminal 2 runs many flights, has a check-in at the ground floor, and security on the first floor with a wide waiting area. Terminal 3 was opened by the Princess of Whales, Diana, and mainly runs the British Airways.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Manchester Airport has a plethora of shopping and eating options with a wide variety of other facilities. It has more than seven hotels and over 120 shops and restaurants. The airport also has a Runaway Visitor Park that is visited by more than a quarter million people annually. Shops of brands in fashion, jewelry, sunglasses, books, perfumes, wine, and electronics are found in plenty. Some eating outlets include Costa, Delice de France, The Lion and Antelope, and Pork & Pickle.

Other services include free trolleys, baggage service, ATMs, Wi-Fi, wheelchair assistance, bank services, and children play areas. There are also spa, shower spaces, smoking areas, and information counters.

Transport Facilities

The airport is well connected to the city of Manchester through various transport options. Manchester Airport Railway Station is between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and is linked by a Skylink. Trains run to different parts of the city as well as other regions. The Metro link at the airport is one of the easiest ways of transportation. Trams run every 12 minutes to almost 92 stops taking you to the doorstep of your destination.

Various bus services such as National Express and Megabus run to and from the airport at frequent intervals. ‘The Station’ at the airport is the ground transportation area and brings over 300 trains, 500 buses, and 100 coaches a day that use it and help the passengers reach the various parts of the city.

Taxi is the most convenient and travel friendly transportation to reach the city. Official and metered taxis can be found lined up outside the airport. Rental cars and vehicles might turn out a little pricey in comparison to the metered taxis however a wide range of vehicle options can be found.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Manchester has many affordable and luxurious places of stay for a comfortable holiday. Some of the luxurious stay options include Clayton Hotel, Radisson Blu, Village Hotel Manchester Cheadle, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, Cheadle House, Hilton Hotel, and The Bulls Head and Lodge. Some of the affordable hotels include Premier Inn South, Cornerstones Guest House, The Hinton Guest House, Laburnum Cottage Guest House, Birtles Farm Bed and Breakfast, and Gatley Homestay.

Explore Manchester!

Manchester is home to several beautiful sightseeing places. Some of the must-visit places include Manchester United Football Club, Trafford Centre, Tatton Park, Manchester Evening News Arena, The Lowry, Quarry Bank Mill, The Runway Visitor Park, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, Altrincham Market, Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens, People’s History Museum, Imperial War Museum North, Heaton Park, and Head Over Heels.

FAQs

Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Manchester airport?
A. Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, easyJet, and Thomson are the most popular airlines that operate from Manchester Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Manchester airport?
A. Air Berlin, Ryanair, easyJet, Air Berlin, and Air France are some of the cheap flights that operate from Manchester Airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Manchester airport?
A. The airport code for Manchester Airport is MAN.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Manchester airport? 
A. Manchester to Dubai is one of the most frequent international routes from this airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Manchester airport?
A. The first flight from Manchester Airport is easyJet EZY 1997, which takes off from the airport at 6:10 AM to Malta.

Q. Which is the last flight from Manchester airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Manchester Airport is Thomson TOM 2170 that leaves the airport at 10.55 PM to Palma.

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