The Airport At A Glance


 

  • More than 22 million passengers pass through Manchester Airport every year
  • Direct flights to 220 destinations worldwide – more than any other UK airport
  • More UK and Ireland routes than any other UK or Ireland Airport
  • Largest Airport outside London
  • More than 19,000 people are directly employed on site
  • The Airport supports 42.500 jobs in the North West
  • Generates 1,004 million per year for the North West economy – this amount is expected to have doubled by 2030.
  • More than 100 airlines operate from Manchester Airport
  • Only wholly public-owned Airport group in the UK
  • The Airport is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2015
  • One third of the UK population is within a travel time of two hours
  • Two runways, three terminals, 42 air bridges, 254 check-in desks, more than 500 toilets and 940 information screens
  • Manchester Airport officially opened in June 1938
  • Runway 2 officially opened in February 2001 by Tony Blair
  • Terminal 1 opened in 1962 by the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Terminal 2 opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1993
  • Diana Princess of Wales opened Terminal A, which is now a part of Terminal 3, in 1989
  • There are over 120 shops and restaurants at the Airport
  • Passengers drink an average of one million pints of beer, eat 300,000 breakfasts and more than 3 million hot drinks every year
  • More than 1.5 million bottles of water and 40,000 bottles of champagne, 1.8 million books and over a million packs of cigarettes are bought by passengers every year in the Airport’s shops
  • Manchester Airport has three bat barns to house thousands of Pipistrelle, Brown Long-eared and Brandt’s bats. It has also built badger sets, a mammal tunnel under the second runway and has 92 ponds full of newts, toads, frogs and insects
  • There are seven hotels at Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Airport has eight public car parks with 15,595 spaces and eight staff car parks with 5,535 spaces
  • More than 380,000 shrubs are planted in the landscaped areas around T2 alone
  • More than a quarter of a million people visit Manchester Airport’s Aviation Viewing Park every year
  • The Terminal 2 baggage system is 4 kilometres in length and handles 20,065 bags on an average day
  • Manchester Airport is home to the now retired Concorde 204 G-BOAC, the flagship of the British Airways fleet
  • Manchester Airport is one of the UK’s largest art sponsors. More than 8 million has been donated over the Airport’s history