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Manchester Airport

Serves Ringway, Manchester, England

About the Area

Manchester Airport (MAN) is a 2-runway airport located in Ringway, Manchester. It is approximately 13.9 kilometers southwest of the city center of Manchester.

Manchester offers visitors a variety of things to do. Whether you are here for the history and culture, the entertainment, the attractions, the nightlife, or the Manchester United Football Club, you will certainly find something fun to do.

Here you can immerse in Manchester’s awe-inspiring gothic architecture such as the Manchester Cathedral or the John Ryland Library. You may also take a walk in Manchester’s scenic trails, or dine in the locals’ favorite restaurants and pubs. Whatever your preference is, Manchester certainly has something for you.

About Manchester Airport

Aside from Heathrow Airport, Manchester Airport is the only other airport in the UK that operates two runways. It has three passenger terminals and one terminal allotted for the transport of goods.

Each passenger terminal is loaded with a good selection of shopping and dining options. Here you can grab a filling treat before your flight or do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs and gifts. You can shop for accessories, cosmetics, clothes, shoes, and so much more.

You may also relax at the airport’s exclusive lounges. If you have the time to spare, you may head out to the airport hotels for a more luxurious place to stay. Here you can lie down more comfortably, dip in the swimming pool, or get an invigorating spa treatment prior to your flight.

Executive lounges are available in each terminal building for those who want a relaxing place to stay. Furthermore, MAN has a new private terminal. Not only can passengers escape from the airport’s busy crowd, but they can also skip the usual airport process entirely.

Manchester Airport has a total of 5 lounges. There is an Escape Lounge at each terminal building while 1903 Lounge can be seen in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The pre-book price for Escape Lounges starts at £24 per person while 1903 Lounges’ pre-book price starts at £32.50.

Both Escape and 1903 Lounges offer passengers comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi access, as well as snacks and drinks. 1903 Lounge is pricier though since the lounge fee already includes a FastTrack pass that allows passengers to skip the security lines.

MAN offers free WiFi access for up to 4 hours within any 24-hour period. This allows passengers to stay connected to their loved ones and entertained with different surfing sites. For those who will need premium service that is ideal for streaming and heavy usage, MAN also offers pay-as-you-go premium WiFi service at affordable rates.

Transferring from one terminal to another is easy since the terminal buildings are located close to one another. When going to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 from Terminal 2, movable walkways can be used for the passengers’ convenience. While Terminal 1 and 3 are only within a 2-minute walk distance from each other.

Are there car rental facilities?

Manchester Airport has a Car Rental Village which is currently operated by 8 car rental companies. The Car Rental Village is accessible via free shuttle buses that depart from each terminal building every 10 minutes. Each car rental company offers a wide range of services to cater to the different car rental needs of passengers.

Popular Destinations

This international airport welcomes approximately 29M passengers every year. Its top 5 busiest routes to and from Manchester are all international flights. The following are the top destinations.

  • Amsterdam
  • Dubai-International
  • Dublin
  • Tenerife-South
  • Palma de Mallorca