Manchester Airport is an international airport serving Manchester. The airport is the largest airport in the United Kingdom after the two airports in London: Heathrow and Gatwick Airport. Manchester Airport is also together with Heathrow the only airport in the United Kingdom with two runways. It has many international destinations to the US and continental Europe and has won several awards, including Best UK Airport.
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Which airlines fly to Manchester Airport?
- KLM Cityhopper
- Qatar Airways
- Etihad Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Caspian Airlines
- Air Transat
There are more airlines flying to Manchester Airport. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to Manchester Airport or look for flights to Manchester.
How many runways and passenger terminals does Manchester Airport have?
The airport has three passenger terminals: Terminal 1, 2 and 3. Of these Terminal 3 is the newest, opened in 1989 by Princess Diana and is used exclusively by British Airways and its partners. Terminal 1 is the largest, opened in 1962 by Price Phillip. It is the base for EasyJet, Jet2 and Thomas Cook. Also Emirates, Lufthansa, SAS and Turkish Airlines operate from Terminal 1. Most other airlines use Terminal 2. A Skylink (covered walkway) connects the terminals.
Where is Manchester Airport located?
The airport is located 15 km southwest of Manchester city center.
How to get from the airport to Manchester city centre by public transport?
The Station, where all public transport (train, tram and buses) depart from is located between Terminal 1 and 2 and reachable by the Skylink.
Direct trains operated by Northern or TransPennine Express connect the airport to Manchester Piccadilly Station. Departures are about every 5 minutes and one-way fare is 4.20 pound. Other cities in northern England can also be reached from the airport Station.
The airport is also connected to the tramline system of Manchester which can be handy if your destination is not in central Manchester. The Metrolink tram line runs from the airport to the city center, taking 35 minutes with 15 stops. One-way tickets cost 4.20 pounds.
Many buses and long-distance coaches depart from the airport to destinations in the city and other cities in Scotland and northern England. Bus line 43 is an 24 hour express bus running between Manchester city center and the airport.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Manchester city centre?
Taxis are available outside each terminal. A taxi into the city would cost at least 15 pounds and take about an half hour outside rush hours.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
What are popular destinations from Manchester Airport?
Most flights from Manchester Airport are to Amsterdam and to Toronto but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Flybe. Every day there are flights to 14 destinations from Manchester Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
- 2. Toronto: Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
- 3. Doha: Doha International Airport (DOH)
- 4. Abu Dhabi: International Airport (AUH)
- 5. Brussels: Brussels Airport (BRU)
- 6. New York: John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)