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.
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.
||Manchester International Airport
||12 miles from Manchester
||+44 (0) 161 489 3000
- Monarch Airlines has announced that it will be operating new flights from Manchester Airport to Verona Airport starting from today.
- Over twenty new routes begin from Manchester Airport this summer with BA Cityflyer offering the most new routes including Faro Menorca and Reus.