Manchester Airport’s £1 billion upgrade plan

Travel News 04 Mar 2016

The Airport council are next week expected to approve ten-year plans for the ‘Manchester Airport Transformation Programme’ which include a 140% expansion of Terminal 2 and the demolition of the ‘under utilized’ Terminal 1.

Further improvements include: an additional 7,000 parking spaces; three new piers attached to the main building; a state-of-the-art new ‘baggage factory’; and an impressive ‘piazza-style’ terminal forecourt.

Forecasts predict the programme could double the airport’s passenger number to 45 million whilst also doubling the number of airport jobs.

Work is expected to begin in November 2016.