Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway from the North, and the UK’s third biggest airport handling over 22 million passengers a year. More than 60 airlines offer direct flights from Manchester to over 200 destinations worldwide
Manchester Airport is one of the largest centres of employment in the North West with more than 19,000 people directly employed on site, supporting a further 42,500 jobs in the North West of England.
In 2014/15 there were 163,657 passenger flights at Manchester Airport
The airport has two full length parallel runways, three passenger terminals, a world freight terminal, a multi-modal ground transport interchange and integrated motorway and rail connections.
Has more UK and Ireland routes than any other UK or Ireland Airport
Is the largest Airport outside London
Is home to the now retired Concorde 204 G-BOAC, the flagship of the British Airways fleet
Is within a two-hour travel time of one third of the UK population
Has two runways, three terminals, 42 air bridges, 254 check-in desks, more than 500 toilets and 940 information screens
Home to over 120 shops and restaurants, as well as seven hotels
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
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
Has a Runway Visitor Park for visitors and aviation enthusiasts, which is visited by over a quarter of a million people every year. It is home to the retired Concorde G-BOAC, as well as a Monarch Airlines DC-10, BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B and an Avro RJX - the last civil airliner to be built in the UK.
Is one of the UK’s largest art sponsors. More than £8 million has been donated over the Airport’s history
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
Manchester Airports Group (MAG)
MAG serves 48 million passengers and handles almost half a million tonnes of air freight every year through its ownership and operation of the airports of London Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.