Manchester Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Manchester Airport is the 24th buisiest airport in Europe.
  • The largest plane in the world is the A380 and it can be accommodated at Manchester Airport.
  • Manchester Airport is owned by the Manchester Airports Group.
  • Manchester Airport was known as Ringway Airport when it opened in June.
  • The most popular route from Manchester Airport is to Tenerife South.

Manchester Airport Mini Guide

Handling more than 17 million passengers in 2010, Manchester Airport was the UK's busiest airport outside of London.  The airport is gradually preparing itself to handle up to 38 million passengers every year by 2015.  Make sure you book your Manchester Airport car rental as early as possible and that way you will get the best price. As to be expected at an airport this size, security is very tight but nevertheless there have been a few security incidents over the last few years.

Manchester Airport

With more than 80 airlines flying to destinations all over the world, Manchester needs its three terminals to deal with the passenger traffic. Manchester actually has more direct flights than Heathrow or Gatwick and the 225 destinations covered by its airlines are the most of any British airport. Flights departing from Terminal 1 include Aer Lingus flights to Dublin, Etihad Airways flights to Abu Dhabi and Swiss International airlines flights to Zurich. Jet2, Monarch, Ryanair and Thomas Cook are some of the major airlines using Terminal 1.

From Terminal 2 you can go to Paris Charles de Gaulle with Air France, Newark with Continental Airlines and Singapore with Singapore Airlines among others. Thomson Airways is one of the major airlines to use terminal two. From Terminal 3 there are routes with bmi to Antigua, American Airlines to Chicago and VLM Airlines to Antwerp. Flybe and easyJet are two major carriers which use Terminal 3. Manchester Airport was voted the world’s best airport in 1995 and also voted the Travel Weekly Globe Awards' UK Best Airport 2008. It has all the modern facilities and conveniences you would expect from a top airport.

Manchester is a northern English city which is probably most famous worldwide for its main football team. Many of the world’s greatest players have played for Manchester United including Bobby Charlton, George Best and in the current team Cristiano Ronaldo who was named last year’s world footballer of the year. Their long time manager Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as the most successful in the game and last season he led to the team to the Premier League and Champions League trophies.
Expect more wealth and big name players to pour into Manchester now that its second club Manchester City has become the world’s richest after being bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Much of the city’s liveliness can be attributed to its well respected university which means that there are usually more than 80,000 students living in the city. It is also extremely cosmopolitan because of the many ethnicities that live there. Located in the north west of England, the city of Manchester has just under half a million inhabitants, thought the conurbation known as Greater Manchester has two and a half million people living there. They are known as Mancunians and often have strong accent.
Airport Name Manchester International Airport
Airport Code MAN
Location 12 miles from Manchester


Manchester Airport
Olympic house
Manchester Airport
M90 1QX

Telephone +44 (0) 161 489 3000

Latest Update from Manchester Airport:

02/05/12 - Monarch Airlines has announced that it will be operating new flights from Manchester Airport to Verona Airport starting from today.

19/04/13 - Over twenty new routes begin from Manchester Airport this summer with BA Cityflyer offering the most new routes including Faro Menorca and Reus.

Driving in Manchester Airport

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    Road Driving Side

  • 30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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  • 25

    Min Rental Age

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Manchester Airport (MAN) is an award-winning airport which serves the city of Manchester and the surrounding Cheshire East. This is a two runway airport with three terminals. Finding the car hire Manchester Airport offices is easy as they are located outside the arrivals hall.

Then you can make the short 7.5 mile journey to the city centre. If needed we can even offer low cost global positioning devices to help you get some direction. Manchester is a remarkable airport as it is one of only 17 worldwide airports with a category 10 rating allowing them to handle the largest aircraft.

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