Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport (MAN) Guide

General Information

Airport Name:
Manchester Airport
Airport Code:
The airport is located 17km (10 miles) southwest of Manchester
(0)161 489 3000

Directions & Transportation

Airport Carz tel:(0) 161 489 2313 Taxis operating inside the Manchester Licensed Area charge fares per meter in the cab.
Stagecoach 43 operates every 10 minutes between the airport and Manchester city centre. Trent Bus 199 will take you to Stockport and Buxton.
During the day trains depart every ten minutes into the city centre and up to four trains every hour during the night. Trains run to Manchester Piccadilly rail station and the journey takes approximately 15 - 20 minutes. There are direct, night service trains to and from Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield, Bolton, Preston and Blackpool.
The airport is served by taxi, bus and coach.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
Information Desks are located in all the terminals and some staff members can communicate in British sign language. Tourist Information Centres (+44 (0) 871 222 8223, are located in the Arrivals areas of Terminals 1 and 2.
Left-luggage facilities and lost property offices are available (tel: (0)161 489 3463 for Terminal 1 and (tel: (0)161 489 6031) for Terminal 2.
Banking facilities, Bureaux de Change and ATMs are located in all the terminals.
There are two multi-faith prayer rooms with easy access for everyone, open 24 hours a day for prayer and quiet time. One prayer room is located in the walkway between terminals 1 and 3. The prayer room in Terminal 2 is located on the departures concourse.
Wash facilities are located in the walkway between terminals 1 and 3.
More Services:
Telephones are located throughout the airport. Fax facilities is available at the information desks. Internet access is also available. There is a Post Office in terminal 1. Baby Change rooms are located in all the terminals and a play area for children is located in Terminal 1.The Dry Cleaning Centre is in Terminal 1. Boots the Chemist is in all three terminals. The NHS Walk In Centre located in the walkway between Terminals 1 and 3 offers first aid and advice to all passengers free of charge.
Eating & Drinking:
There are around 40 places to eat and drink you may choose, Starbucks, Mancuniun Cafe, County Kitchen, Lancaster Brasserie, Donkey Stone Pub, The Food Village, Harry Ramsdens, Deli-chick and many more.
There are numerous shopping opportunities. In all the terminals you will find, WH Smith for reading matter, Boots the Chemist, Alpha Airport Shopping and Dixons Tax Free. Other stores among the many are All'ombra, La Senza, Thorntons, Monsoon, Fashion Gallery and Waterstone's.
Business Facilities:
The Business Centre, located at Terminal 3 offers a wide range of professional business support services, including private workstations with telephone, Fax, Internet access, photocopying, word processing facilities, message-taking service and video conferencing. At Manchester Airport conference and banqueting facilities caters for up to 400 people. Audio-visual equipment is including overhead projection system, PA system, centralised control consoles, telephone, fax, Prestel etc. is available. For the Atlantic Suite Tel: (0) 161 489 6181/6182 and the Radisson SAS Tel:(0) 161 490 5000. Executive lounges are available in all the terminals.
Disabled Facilities:
There are parking facilities next to the lifts in all the multi-storey car parks. Use the telephone on level 5 of Terminal 1 car park should you need assistance. Lifts and ramps are provided throughout the airport. Telephones for wheelchair passengers are located in all the terminals and induction loops are provided for the hearing impaired. Toilets are located throughout the airport and ambulift is used to access the aircraft.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Adria Airways, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air Jamaica, Air Malta, Air Transat, American Airlines Cargo, Aurigny, Austrian Airlines, BWIA West Indies Airways, British Airways, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Continental, Cyprus Airways, Cyprus Turkish Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Dragonair, Eastern Airways, Emirates, Excel Airways, Fedex, Finnair, First Choice Airways, Iberia, KLCuk, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, Malaysia Airlines, Monarch, MyTravel, Olympic, Pakistan Int´l, Portugalia, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, SAS-Scandinavian, SIA Cargo, SNCargo, Skyways AB, Swiss, THY-Turkish, USAirways, VLM, Virgin Atlantic, bmi
Airport Taxes:
Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
Activities near the Airport:
The Viewing Park is situated on the A538, between Junction 6 of the M56 motorway and the airport tunnels. Turn down Sunbank Lane, by The Romper public house, then right onto Wilmslow Old Road. The Viewing Park has a large visitor's centre with wonderful aviation information and also an Avro RJX exhibit which is the last Civil Airliner built in the UK. There are raised viewing mounds, which provide excellent opportunities for photography, providing unrivalled views of the runways. Book a Concorde tour Tel:(0)161 489 3932 or a DC10 tour tel:(0)161 489 2442 in advance.
Other Interesting Information:
In 1928 Barton in Eccles is chosen as the airport site. On September 1 1939 the last scheduled passenger flight was taken until 1946 when passenger service was resumed. In 1980 more than half a million passengers passed through Manchester in one month. In 1995 passenger throughput hits 15 million. Construction of the second runway was commenced in 1997 and in 2004 the retired Concorde is put on display in the Viewing Park.