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THE KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MANCHESTER AIRPORT THIS WEEK

As we reach what would usually be the height of the summer holiday season, a number of airlines including Air Malta and easyJet are bringing back direct routes from Manchester to European destinations this week.

Flights:

With Andorra, the Bahamas, Belgium and Luxembourg now joining Spain in being removed from the UK Government’s ‘travel corridors’ list, passengers are reminded to check the latest Government guidance on travel corridors and requirements upon returning to the UK: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

Passengers should be aware that they will now need to quarantine on return to the UK if travelling to destinations removed from the travel corridors list. Some carriers may also opt to cancel services to destinations that are removed from the list, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight enquiries.

It’s important to note that travel corridors are subject to review and some countries, such as Brunei and Malaysia, have recently been added to this list. Upcoming Government reviews of the guidance may lead to easing of restrictions on travel to some destinations mentioned above.

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

Airlines and routes are returning to Manchester at a steady pace, with the following routes relaunching this week:

Air Malta:

  • Malta

easyJet:

  • Lanzarote
  • Menorca

SAS Scandinavian Airlines:

  • Stockholm

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

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.

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 – Giraffe – airside – 17th August
  • Terminal One – Bar MCR – airside – 20th August
  • Terminal One – Dune – airside – 14th August
  • Terminal One – Paperchase – airside –14th August
  • Terminal Two – Caffe Nero – airside – 12th 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 – Direct Dry Cleaning – landside
  • Terminal One – Excess Baggage – landside 
  • Terminal One – Jo Malone/Bobbi Brown – airside
  • Terminal One – Attitude – airside
  • Terminal One – Upper Crust – airside
  • Terminal One – Café Balzar – airside
  • Terminal One – Biza (Duty Free) – arrivals
  • Terminal One – Clarins – airside
  • 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 Two – Boots – airside
  • Terminal Two – Burger King – airside
  • Terminal Two – Camden – airside
  • Terminal Three – WH Smiths – landside (arrivals)
  • 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:

“We are thrilled to see a number of further routes resuming this week, continuing a recent positive trend, and providing passengers with even greater choice as we enter the busiest part of the summer holiday season.

“As our operations continue to grow week to week, the health and safety of our passengers and colleagues remains our top priority. We are grateful to our colleagues for their efforts in ensuring that the measures we have put in place are observed throughout our three terminals.

“The removal of Andorra, the Bahamas and Belgium from the Government’s travel corridors this week is unlikely to affect the majority of our passengers directly, but it does highlight the constantly evolving nature of the Government guidance. We would encourage all passengers to ensure they review relevant Covid-19 guidance from both the UK government and the authorities in their destination before they travel.”

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

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