Serving as the global gateway to Northern England, Manchester Airport sees large volumes of passengers in and out of its terminals every day. One of United Kingdom’s largest airports, Manchester Airport is well equipped with many facilities to ensure travellers’ needs are met. Notable things include the Runway Visitor Park, popular with aviation enthusiasts. In the park, the retired aircraft had been used as a set for blockbuster movies like The Wedding Video; the place is also a popular location for fashion shoots and music videos.
Manchester Airport has three terminals serving international, regional and domestic flights to over 225 destinations. Each terminal serves a different airline: some of the carriers operating from Terminal 1 include Aer Lingus, easyJet and Lufthansa; Terminal 2 serves Monarch, Delta, US Airways and Virgin Atlantic; and Terminal 3 operates British Airways, American Airlines, Ryanair, KLM, Flybe, Air France, as well as other UK domestic flights.
Getting from one terminal to the other is easy. Terminal 3, the airport’s most recent installation, is directly linked to Terminal 1 by an external walkway. These two terminals are only a 5-minute walk apart. Although Terminal 2 is stand-alone, there is an automated walkway that takes passengers from Terminal 1 to 2. Simply take a 15-minute walk along Skylink to get there.
At the airport, visitors can choose from a wide selection of over 120 retail and food choices. Do some duty free shopping. If you are at Terminal 3, take the walkway to Terminal 1 for an expanded catalogue. Terminal 1, the largest airport terminal, houses the widest range of items, from big brands and fashion labels to daily necessities. Apart from shopping, several eateries abound. Grab a quick bite at a global fast food chain; sip on some coffee while people-watching at a café; try exotic cocktails at bars, and satisfy your hunger at established restaurants
If you are feeling weary, rest and recharge in the airport lounges. The lounges are open to all passengers, whether travelling on business or for leisure. There are also play areas for children. Head to the Bollin Lounge in Terminal 1, or Styal Lounge in Terminal 2 for these areas. In Terminal 2, a small section of the soft play area is suitable for children under 3 years old, adjacent to the adventure play area for children between 3 and 8. Children can also try their hand at colouring at art desks scattered throughout the airport, usually found near eateries, offering colouring books and crayons
In the airport, there is free WiFi access for up till an hour, in any 24-hour period. If you require WiFi for an extended period of time, purchase the premium package for better streaming.
In addition, there are several hotels situated at the airport. These hotels are rated three to four stars and are easily accessible from the airport terminals. Just a short walk away, you can check-in and enjoy facilities including restaurants, swimming pools, free WiFi and more.
Visit Manchester Airport today!