Manchester Airport sets to undergo transformation

Travel News 01 Jun 2015

Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) has announced a 10-year investment programme for Manchester Airport that will transform the airport, ensuring that it continues to thrive as a national asset and plays an even greater role as the UK’s global gateway from the North. 

The ‘Manchester Airport Transformation Programme’ is a series of 60 enhancements that will provide the millions of passengers that use the airport every year with facilities that combine a contemporary look and feel with state of the art services.

The 10-year plan will include the expansion of Terminal 2, self-service check-in facilities and a larger security hall. Under plans announced by MAG on 2nd June, Terminal 1 will be closed by 2022 and likely redeveloped, while Terminal 2 will be expanded. The third terminal building, which will be adapted to accommodate more passengers, will be linked to the second and self-service check-in facilities introduced. The airport currently accommodates 23m travellers a year and by the time the work finishes MAG estimates it will handle 30m people per annum at its terminals.

Facilities are also planned to allow passengers to go through the United States' immigration process before they board transatlantic flights.

Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest airport and the preferred choice for millions of people looking to fly. With two runways, the airport has significant capacity for growth and already serves over 70 airlines and in excess of 210 short and long haul destinations. Manchester Airport is the only UK airport outside of London with direct routes to a host of global destinations including Miami, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Singapore, Atlanta, Washington and Boston.