Manchester Airport (MAN)
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Manchester, United Kingdom (GB) Large airport
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Gallery and Facts
Manchester Airport is England and the UK’s 3rd busiest airport. It is based in Ringway, Manchester and is the biggest airport outside of the London region. Last year they had 19,736,502 passengers flying to or from the airport, this is more than double that of their closest non-London based airport.
Due to it’s location Manchester Airport was originally named as Ringway Airport when it was initially opened on the 25th of June, 1938. During the second World War, and again from 1975, it was called RAF Ringway. It wasn’t until 1986 that Manchester Airport took it’s official name of Manchester International Airport.
The airport has excellent facilities to cater for both business and leisure traveller, with on-site hotels and nearby B&Bs, on-airport and off-airport car parks, and excellent public transport connections.
Looking for a taxi to or from Manchester Airport? The Manchester Airport Guide work with some very reputable Manchester taxi firms, book in advance for cheaper rates!
Manchester Airport Reviews (10)
Security slow. Followed guidance from website for what to put in clear plastic bag, only to find even lip salve & toothpaste had to be put in too! Why not keep it simple & have us put the sodding lot in clear plastic? Then there was the idiot in front of me who was carrying two largish steel bladed kitchen tools in hand luggage! What planet has he been on since 9/11? All praise to the security man, he was patient & polite.
The only thing going for it is its location. No long distance flights at all, much easier (and more stupid) to go via Amsterdam. Rip off food and drink prices.
Poor Airport (T3).
Floor buttons malfunctioning in the car park lift. Poky corridors. Officious security man, making you wait behind a red line just to load the security trays for scanning so it takes ages while you watch the usual ill-prepared travellers emptying their pockets. Two further security points with photos taken (why?). Long queues and slow service in the food hall. Poor/minimal signage to the gates. Not impressed.
Flew in today 29/06/2013; absolute shambles; everything right down to the car parks. Why on earth companies like the Emirates would want to land there is beyond me; it must be they have no alternative. Can tell the way it is run; it has something to do with the local councils as they cock up everything they touch. Third world countries have better airports with less resources and do a better job. Seems MAN has joined rip off Britain.
i like the airport, but that’s just probably because I love England. Maybe they should make it look a little bit more modern.
One avoids the absolute busyness of Heathrow by flying into Manchester Airport. I would have liked to have seen more shops though. Waiting for my lift inside Terminal one was a bit of a squeeze and would have appreciated more seating. Coffee at more affordable prices would have been splendid, too! The location of the airport suited us in terms of where we headed.
Immigration And Cleanliness
I agree with previous comments. For anyone visiting the UK for the first time, Manchester Airport is a disgrace. First impressions matter and the airport lets the North West and the UK down. It is badly organised, dirty and poorly furnished. I regularly use it because I have to, but always cringe on my return when I think about how non-nationals view it. It must also be one of the few airports in the world where immigration control makes nationals queue up in single file similar to a bus queue, where as non-nationals are dealt with much more quickly. The management should have a look at airports such as Beijing, Bangkok, Dubai, etc. They are a real pleasure to use.
Manchester Airport is without doubt a disgrace to the city. It’s filthy (especially Terminals 1 and 2), it smells, it looks like a Communist prison camp, the staff are rude, and there are far too many shops and people selling raffle tickets. You can’t go anywhere nice anymore, the airlines are deserting it in droves. Food is unbelievably overpriced and the flight times are a joke. Avoid if at all possible!
OK. not as good as can be.Very busy, long queues on arrival. Not much food areas on departure, but quite good. Good taxi/coach supply in/out of man airport, car parking good. A lot of shops on departure, a lot of international, European and domestic airlines with destinations all over England, Europe and the rest of the world. Definitely recommend if you want alternative to Heathrow, good airport overall.
Thibault December 18, 2019 at 6:31 am
Like it here Been to Manchester Airport countless times Although This airport is Not the Most Modern I find it Comfortable And Homely the Staff are Affectionate and Homely….
Go England,Go Manchester