Terminal Remobilisation Q&As
Q: Which terminals are open at Manchester Airport?
A: As flights increase and more airlines resume services, we have decided to re-open all three terminals until the 2nd September. From the 2nd onward, Terminal 2 will be closing and all flights scheduled to depart from Terminal 2 will be moved to Terminal 1. Terminals 1&3 will be open as usual.
Q: Which airlines are flying from Terminal 2 until 2nd September?
A: Airlines currently operating from Terminal 2 are:
- Qatar Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Air Malta
- Etihad Airways
- Iran Air
From the 2nd of September, flights scheduled to depart from Terminal 2 will instead be departing from Terminal 1.
Please note that the following original Terminal 2 airlines will continue to fly from Terminal 1 for the time being:
- Hainan Airlines
- Iran Air
Q: Which airlines are flying from Terminal 3?
A: All original Terminal 3 airlines will resume operations in Terminal 3. Airlines currently operating from Terminal 3 are:
- British Airways
- Air France
- Eastern Airways
Passengers are advised to check which terminal they are flying from before arriving at the airport.
Q: What safety measures have you put in place to keep passengers safe?
A:The airport has introduced a range of measures to keep all passengers and staff safe. These include wearing face masks, enhanced cleaning, perspex screens, bookable security slots and temperature checks (in Terminal 1). Details on all of the measures can be found here.
The airport also encourages passengers to watch this video before coming to the airport, to ensure they are as prepared as possible.
Q: What happens if I’ve booked PRM assistance?
A: For customers that have booked special assistance, it will automatically transfer to the terminal you are flying from. Please head to the special assistance reception point at check-in. The ABM staff will have your details and will be on hand to assist you through the terminal and are thoroughly cleaning wheelchairs after each use.
Q: Where can I get picked up / dropped off for Terminal 3?
A: Pick up and drop off for Terminal 3 remains the same. Drop off is directly outside the terminal building and for Pick up follow signs for ‘T3 Pick Up’ in the T3 Multi-Storey Car Park.
Q: Where can I get picked up / dropped off for Terminal 2?
A: On 15th July, Terminal 2 opened its new drop off forecourt, located next to the check-in hall. To access the drop off forecourt, exit the M56 at Junction 5 and keep left, following the signs for Terminal 2. At the first roundabout, at the top of the slip road, take the 2nd exit, signposted for Terminal 2. At the second roundabout (Flag Island) take the third exit, signposted for Terminal 2 ‘Drop Off’. Take the ramp up to the forecourt.
Terminal 2 pick up will remain on the ground floor of the Terminal 2 West Multi-Storey Car Park.
Terminal 2 drop off will be closing on the 2nd of September.
Q: Will the Ground Transport Interchange (GTI) remain open?
A: The GTI is open 24 hours a day. However some services are still operating a reduced timetable. Please check before you travel and face coverings are a legal requirement on all public transport.
Q: What do I do if I am transferring at Manchester Airport?
A: Passengers who are transferring at Manchester Airport will be required to clear immigration and collect their luggage before connecting to their onward flight.
Q. Which shops are open at Terminal 1?
Arrivals: Spar, Boots, Greggs
Departures (after security): Boots, Timberland, WHSmiths, World Duty Free, Playnation, Next, JD Sports, Burger King, Starbucks, Grainloft
Opening soon: Fat Face (20th July), Pret a Manger (20th July)
Q. Which shops are open at Terminal 3?
Check-In: Caffe Nero
Departures (after security): Boots, Pork & Pickle, WHSmiths, World Duty Free, Lion & Antelope
Opening soon: KFC (20th July).
Q. Which shops are open at Terminal 2?
The following shops will be open until Terminal 2 closes on the 2nd September.
Departures (after security): WHSmiths (17th July)
MAG Hospitality will also be providing a café style takeaway, offering a range of hot and cold beverages and light snacks and sandwiches.
Please note that some retailers are operating reduced hours.
Q: Where can I smoke at each Terminal?
A: Terminal 1 Smoking Area: Once you’ve checked-in and made your way through security in Terminal 1, you’ll be able to use the outdoor airside smoking area which is located near the food court.
Smoking in Terminal 2: Unfortunately, there are no outdoor smoking areas in the airside section Terminal 2. We recommend that smokers use the designated areas outside of the terminal before going through check-in.
Smoking In Terminal 3: Unfortunately, there are no outdoor smoking areas in the airside section Terminal 3. We recommend that smokers use the designated areas outside of the terminal before going through check-in.
Car Parking and FastTrack Questions
Q: What happens if I’ve booked FastTrack from Terminal 1?
A: If you’ve booked a FastTrack pass with Manchester Airport, you won’t be impacted by the change. FastTrack passes will be accepted in all terminals for customers that have changed terminals. Security staff will be aware of the changes and will expect to see FastTrack passes from Terminal 2/3. The date just needs to be correct, and your boarding card needs to be presented.
Q: What happens if I’ve booked car parking based on flying from Terminal 1?
A: If you are returning to Terminal 2 after departing from Terminal 1, and have parked your car at Terminal 1, please follow signs for the Car Rental Village bus stop and take the ‘Car Rental Village’ bus, which will drop you off at Terminal 1.