Manchester Airport re-opens

Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport re-opened at 11:50am on 17/09/2010 after it was evacuated at 08:50am as a precautionary measure while police investigated a suspicious bag.

The bag was identified by security staff as part of the normal hand baggage security process in Terminal 1.

Although an investigation by specialists from Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the bag was not a threat, we would like to pay tribute to our highly trained security staff. They view millions of x-ray images but any suspicious items have to be taken seriously to ensure the safety of our passengers and staff as was the case today.

Around 1200 passengers and 20 flights in Terminal 1 were affected by the disruption. Operations at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 were not affected by the evacuation of Terminal 1, which was closed for approximately three hours.

We would like to thank all our passengers and airport staff for their patience during the disruption.

Published on: 17/09/2010 14:28:50