Let the numbers do the talking
Awarded the Best UK Airport in 2015, this growing hub for the world’s airlines is not short of achievements.
Home to two runways, 42 air bridges, 254 check-in desks and 940 information screens, it’s safe to say you won’t get lost in this airport heavyweight. Handling 22 million passengers a year, this northern gateway has holidaying down the a fine art.
Featuring a mammal tunnel filled with a whopping 92 ponds and three bat barns under their second runway, it’s safe to say, there’s no other airport like this one. Not to mention it’s one the UK’s largest art sponsors with over £8million donated over the years.
The fun doesn’t stop there – especially not for aviation enthusiasts. You’ll find a sightseeing car park equipped with concords, aircrafts, Avro RJX and the flagship of British Airways – no wonder 250,000 people flock here each year.
Take your pick
Covering 200 destinations worldwide with more than 60 airlines offering direct flights, Manchester is a fantastic choice for British holidaymakers.
Whether your summer holiday includes the warm heat in Cyprus, the cultural delights of Cuba or the eternal sun of Tenerife, flying to your favourite destinations has never been easier.
Holiday however you want with a bunch of options available. Spoil yourself with All Inclusive holidays from Manchester Airport or book a last minute city break anytime you want.
With some of the most recognisable airlines and tour operators in the world, you can head just about anywhere you’d like. Just sit back and let British favourites such as TUI and First Choice take you to your next unforgettable destination.
Your pre-boarding hours covered
Once you’re through security you’ll be surrounded by 120 shops and restaurants – the hardest part will be where to start.
If you’re flying with TUI you’ll usually find yourself in terminal two. The terminal building has plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and activities to keep the whole family entertained and get you in that holiday spirit.
Forgot your travel plugs or sun cream? Look no further with essential shops such as Boots, WH Smiths and Dixons Travel you won’t need to worry about a thing. How about a treat? After all, you are on holiday – shop till you drop in Pandora, JD sports, Victoria Secret and Hugo Boss.
Better yet, you can take advantage of their reserve and collect service. Make your holidays from Manchester airport relaxing with the click of a button, just shop online before you fly with thousands of exclusives not on the high street.
When you’re all shopped out, grab some food with choices ranging from Burger King, Frankie and Benny’s and the legendary Giraffe. You can also keep in touch with your friends on Facebook or upload that classic pre-holiday selfie will be no hassle with 60 minutes free Wi-Fi.
Still want more? How does unlimited free internet, complimentary food and drink and your own space to relax pre-flight sound?
With Escape Lounges in each terminal you can have the ultimate relaxation before boarding. It’s the perfect space to catch up on a bit of business or to escape the hustle and bustle.
Getting to and from the airport
Even last minute holidays from Manchester Airport are hassle-free. With a third of UK citizens living within two hours of the airport, you can be guaranteed unlimited ways to access your terminals.
Manchester Airport is located via the M56 at Junction 5 providing the ease and accessibility whether you’re travelling from the North or South. If you’re using a sat-nav you’ll be able to locate the airport using postcode M90 1QX.
It’s important to know which terminal you’re flying from to ensure you head to the right car park.
You can choose from a range of official Manchester airport parking options from low cost parking to meet and greet services. If you’re on a budget the Jet Parks are the favourable option, situated just 10 minutes from the airport you can park your car before hopping on a shuttle bus.
Within walking distance to your terminal you’ll find a multi-storey parking, you can simply turn up and park here but for the best prices we recommend booking before your departure date.
If you opt for the train, you won’t even have to step out the building to get to your terminal. Reachable by over 100 UK cities and towns, getting the train is one of the easiest ways to the airport.
Buses run from early morning to late at night and there’s a coach service will drop holidaymakers at The Station where the trains and metrolink is situated.
Extend your stay
If you land one of those early morning flights you’re in luck, there’s a choice of seven hotels on the airport grounds and other hotels and B&Bs a little further afield.
Most accomodation will provide drop offs to all terminals and those staying onsite will be close enough to walk, the routes are clearly marked so even the most sleep deprived can easily find their way.
If you decide to stay onsite the choices are never ending with the likes of the Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn Express and Crown Plaza – there’s a hotel for every budget.
You won’t have to worry about arriving on time, simply arrive the night before. We’d recommend adding parking onto your stay, that way you can leave your car in the hotel car park.
The Old Trafford centre is also close by so you can grab some last minute holiday essentials before retiring for a good night sleep. This airport has everything you need to ensure your holiday starts smoothly.