The key things you need to know about Manchester Airport this week - 1st September


Flights move from Terminal Two to Terminal One

Blue Islands start flights to Southampton and Exeter

As we enter a new month and what would normally still be peak summer season, the Northern hub is updating customers on its latest developments.


Throughout the pandemic the airport has worked closely with its airlines and retailers to align its operations with passenger demand, to deliver the best possible customer experience.

To efficiently meet the current capacity and demand for travel, flights currently operating from Terminal Two will move to Terminal One from 2nd September.

Passengers are advised to check which terminal they’re flying from before arriving at the airport, as some airlines are operating from a different terminal than usual.


Passengers should be aware that they will now need to quarantine on return to the UK if travelling to destinations removed from the travel corridors list. They are reminded to check the latest Government guidance on travel corridors and requirements upon returning to the UK: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

Some carriers might cancel services to destinations that are removed from the list, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight enquiries.

It is also important to take account of the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions in your destination, available at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

This week sees a new airline start at Manchester Airport, with Blue Islands commencing services to Southampton and Exeter.

UK Government Passenger Locator Form:

With the Government’s relaxation of quarantine, and introduction of travel corridors, all passengers arriving into Manchester Airport need to be ready for UK Border control by completing a Passenger Locator Form. Upon arrival they will need to show either a print-out of the form or have it on their phone. A link to access the Government’s form is here: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Safety Measures:

For the last three months the airport has been operating a range of measures to keep all passengers and staff safe. These include wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, Perspex screens, bookable security slots and temperature checks. Details on all of the measures can be found here: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus

The airport also encourages passengers to watch this video before coming to the airport, to ensure they are as prepared as possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=066EkSedbFo


Retail Offering:

In addition to passengers being able to purchase food and drink, they can also take advantage of the free water fountains across the site to fill up empty bottles.

Opening soon:

  • Terminal One – Zoodle – airside – from 10th September

Already open:

  • Terminal One – JD Sports – airside
  • Terminal One – Hamleys – airside
  • Terminal One – Accessorize – airside
  • Terminal One – Dixons – airside
  • Terminal One – WH Smith – landside and airside
  • Terminal One – Burger King – airside
  • Terminal One – Grain Loft – airside
  • Terminal One – Starbucks – airside
  • Terminal One – Fat Face – airside
  • Terminal One – Pret a Manger – airside and landside
  • Terminal One – Biza – duty free
  • Terminal One – Playnation – airside
  • Terminal One – Timberland – airside
  • Terminal One – Boots – landside and airside
  • Terminal One – Greggs – landside
  • Terminal One – Spar – landside
  • Terminal One – Next – airside
  • Terminal One – AeroSpa – airside
  • Terminal One – Direct Dry Cleaning – landside
  • Terminal One – Excess Baggage – landside
  • Terminal One – Jo Malone/Bobbi Brown – airside
  • Terminal One – Attitude – airside
  • Terminal One – Upper Crust – airside
  • Terminal One – Café Balzar – airside
  • Terminal One – Biza (Duty Free) – arrivals
  • Terminal One – Clarins – airside
  • Terminal One – Dune – airside
  • Terminal One – Paperchase – airside
  • Terminal One – Victoria’s Secret – airside
  • Terminal One – Temptation – airside
  • Terminal One – Giraffe – airside
  • Terminal One – Bar MCR – airside
  • Terminal One – Travelex Bureau – airside and landside
  • Terminal Three – WH Smiths – landside (arrivals)
  • Terminal Three – Boots – airside
  • Terminal Three – Pork & Pickle – airside
  • Terminal Three – WH Smith – airside
  • Terminal Three – Caffe Nero – landside
  • Terminal Three – Biza – duty free
  • Terminal Three – Lion & Antelope – airside
  • Terminal Three – KFC – airside
  • Terminal Three – Costa Coffee – airside
  • Terminal Three – Travelex Bureau – airside and landside
  • Terminal Three – Accessorize – airside
  • Terminal Three – WH Smith – second kiosk store – airside
  • Ground Transport Interchange – Caffe Nero

Karen Smart, MD at Manchester Airport, said:

“In responding to the recent government changes to quarantine, and to efficiently meet the current capacity and demand, we’ve made the decision to close Terminal Two from tomorrow. This will allow us to provide the best possible customer experience for those that want to travel, safely through our other two terminals.

“In what would normally be our busiest time of the year, it is pleasing to see carriers like Blue Islands launching services from Manchester, offering vital domestic connectivity and also access to our wider route network.

“I’d like to thank all our passengers for continuing to abide by the measures in place during these uncertain times, and also thank all our staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe travel for all.”

For more information see www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus.