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KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANCHESTER AIRPORT THIS WEEK

As Manchester Airport is now in what normally be ones of its busiest months of the year, the Northern Hub is updating customers on its latest developments.

Each week more and more flights resume from Manchester and following the recent change to travel to Spain, passengers are reminded to check the latest Government information regarding travel corridors: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

It is also important to take account of the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions in your destination. This can be found here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

In addition to the scores of the flights that have already re-started, this week sees the return of:

easyJet:

  • Kefalonia
  • Funchal
  • Olbia
  • Tivat

Aegean Airlines:

  • Athens

TAP Air Portugal:

  • Lisbon

TUI:

  • Bodrum
  • Chania
  • Skiathos
  • Santorini

UK Government Passenger Locator Form

With the Government’s relaxation of quarantine, and introduction of travel corridors, all passengers arriving into Manchester Airport need to be ready for UK Border control by completing a Passenger Locator Form. Upon arrival they will need to show either a print out of the form or have it on their phone. A link to access the Government’s form is here: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Spain

With the UK Government removing Spain from the travel corridors list, passengers should be aware that they now need to quarantine on return to the UK. Furthermore, due to the change in policy, some carriers have taken the decision to cancel flights to Spain and its islands, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight enquiries.

Terminals:

All three of Manchester Airport’s terminals are in operation, as more airlines resume services and retail outlets start to re-open.

Passengers are advised to check which terminal they’re flying from before arriving at the airport, as some airlines are operating from different ones than they normally would.

The following airlines are moving to Terminal Two this month:

  • From 1st August – Eurowings, Air Malta, Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines
  • From 5th August – Etihad Airways
  • From 8th August – Iran Air

Safety Measures:

For the last two months the airport has introduced a range of measures to keep all passengers and staff safe. These include wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, Perspex screens, bookable security slots and temperature checks. Details on all of the measures can be found here: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus

The airport also encourages passengers to watch this video before coming to the airport, to ensure they are as prepared as possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=066EkSedbFo

Retail Offering:

As more and more passengers and flights return, as has the airport’s retail offering. In addition to passengers being able to purchase food and drink, they can also take advantage of the free water fountains across the site to fill up empty bottles.

Escape Lounges in Terminals One and Two are now open but with restricted opening hours.

Opening soon:

  • Terminal One – Attitude – airside – 8th August 
  • Terminal One – Jo Malone/Bobbi Brown – airside – 4th August
  • Terminal One – Upper Crust – airside – w/c 3rd August
  • Terminal One – Paperchase – airside – 10th August
  • Terminal One – Café Balzar – airside – 10th August
  • Terminal One – Biza (Duty Free) – arrivals – 10th August
  • Terminal One – Clarins – airside – 10th August
  • Terminal One – Giraffe – airside – 17th August
  • Terminal One – Bar MCR – airside – 20th August
  • Terminal One – Direct Dry Cleaning – landside – 4th August
  • Terminal Two – Boots – airside – 8th August
  • Terminal Three – WH Smiths – landside (arrivals) – 4th August

Already open:

  • Terminal One – JD Sports – airside
  • Terminal One – Hamleys – airside
  • Terminal One – Dixons – airside
  • Terminal One – WH Smith – landside and airside
  • Terminal One – Burger King – airside
  • Terminal One – Grain Loft – airside 
  • Terminal One – Starbucks – airside
  • Terminal One – Fat Face – airside
  • Terminal One – Pret a Manger – airside and landside
  • Terminal One – Biza – duty free
  • Terminal One – Playnation – airside
  • Terminal One – Timberland – airside
  • Terminal One – Boots – landside and airside
  • Terminal One – Greggs – landside
  • Terminal One – Spar – landside
  • Terminal One – Next – airside
  • Terminal One – AeroSpa – airside
  • Terminal One – Excess Baggage – landside 
  • Terminal Two – Biza (duty free) – airside
  • Terminal Two – Spinning Jenny – airside
  • Terminal Two – JD Sports – airside
  • Terminal Two – Playnation – airside
  • Terminal Two – Greggs – landside
  • Terminal Two – WH Smith – airside
  • Terminal Three – Boots – airside
  • Terminal Three – Pork & Pickle – airside
  • Terminal Three – WH Smith – airside
  • Terminal Three – Caffe Nero – landside
  • Terminal Three – Biza – duty free
  • Terminal Three – Lion & Antelope – airside
  • Terminal Three – KFC – airside
  • Terminal Three – Costa Coffee – airside
  • Ground Transport Interchange – Caffe Nero

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said:

“As we continue to see the return of more airlines and destinations for our passengers to fly to, we remain fully committed to ensuring their safety throughout their airport journey.

“In what would normally be our busiest month of the year, it is pleasing to see routes are increasing each week, giving passengers who want to travel the choice and opportunity to do so. This is why we now have all three terminals in operation, to allow passengers to maintain and keep a safe distance whilst on site.

“I’d like to thank all our passengers for continuing to abide by the measures in place during these uncertain times, and also thank all our staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe travel for all.”

For more information see www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus

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