Key facts

  • Handles 115,000 tonnes of cargo annually
  • UK’s 3rd largest airport
  • UK’s 4th biggest ‘pure freight’ airport
  • Freighter friendly
  • Both runways over 3,000metres
  • 5% of the UK’s belly hold cargo is flown to or from Manchester
  • Fire fighting category 10 to cater for daily A380 operations
  • 24 Hour operations/365
  • Approximately 100 logistics companies based on and around the airport site
  • Full CAT IIIb ILS protection
  • 60 airlines connecting to more than 190 destinations
  • Registered Border Inspection Post
  • Experienced cargo handling companies on-site
  • Airport city now under development
  • The World Freight Terminal (WFT) located adjacent to the apron.