Manchester Airport recognised as Covid-19 secure by the Civil Aviation Authority, as its new Terminal Two extension opens ahead of expected summer passenger increase

Manchester Airport has received CAA recognition for the measures implemented to make it Covid-secure as it prepares for the increased passenger demand in the coming weeks.

Manchester Airport, assisted by the CAA and Public Health England, has established and maintained a range of Covid-secure activities to meet international guidance on Covid safety measures set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The assessment looks at compliance with guidance on general hygiene, cleaning, masks and face coverings, health screening and declarations, the mental health and well-being of employees and passengers, as well as specific steps for passengers with reduced mobility.

The recognition comes in the week that Manchester Airport has opened its new Terminal Two extension offering passengers state-of-the-art facilities as they jet off from the Northern hub.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said:

“This recognition is great testament and credit to the hard work of our teams across the business to keep our passengers and colleagues safe, as we hopefully see demand increase ahead of the school holiday as restrictions continue to ease.

“We can’t wait to welcome back our passengers and this accreditation and recognition should provide them with the confidence and reassurance we have done all we can to make them feel safe while at the airport.”

Manchester Airport receiving this accreditation now means all three MAG airports (London Stansted and East Midlands) have it.