The key things you need to know about Manchester Airport this week: 25 August


Flights from Terminal Two set to move to Terminal One

New destinations for airlines include Hi Fly to Islamabad

Government changes its 'travel corridors' safe list with Portugal added

As we approach what should be the busiest weekend for the UK’s third biggest airport, 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.


Last week saw Portugal added to the ‘travel corridors’ list, opening up one of the airport’s most popular destinations without the need for quarantine upon return to the UK. However, four countries were removed from the UK Government’s ‘travel corridors’ list, including Croatia and Austria.

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.

A number of airlines are continuing to reintroduce routes and increase capacity to popular sunshine destinations, including some which aren’t currently subject to automatic quarantine requirements on your return to the UK such as Italy, Turkey, Cyprus and now Portugal. Also, this week Hi Fly is commencing flights to Islamabad.

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.

A number of ATM’s are now available across the airport in both airside & landside locations. Travelex Bureaus in Terminals One and Three have also now reopened.

Once Terminal Two closes so will the retail units within it.

Opening soon:

  • Terminal One – Accessorize – airside – w/c 31st August
  • Terminal One – Zoodle – airside – 1st September
  • Terminal Three – Accessorize – airside – w/c 31st August
  • Terminal Three – WH Smith – second kiosk store – airside – 1st September
  • Ground Transport Interchange – WH Smith – 1st September

Already open:

  • Terminal One – JD Sports – airside
  • Terminal One – Hamleys – 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 Two – Caffe Nero – airside
  • Terminal Two – Biza (duty free) – airside
  • Terminal Two – Spinning Jenny – airside
  • Terminal Two – JD Sports – airside
  • Terminal Two – Playnation – airside
  • Terminal Two – Greggs – landside
  • Terminal Two – WH Smith – airside
  • Terminal Two – Boots – airside
  • Terminal Two – Burger King – airside
  • Terminal Two – Camden – airside
  • 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
  • Ground Transport Interchange – Caffe Nero

Karen Smart, MD at Manchester Airport, said:

“It’s pleasing to see Portugal added to the Government’s ‘travel corridor’ list, which is a hugely popular destination for our passengers here at Manchester Airport.

“The protection of public health is rightly the number one priority at the moment, even though it may be disappointing for those passengers due to travel to countries like Croatia and Austria, who now have to quarantine for 14 days on their return.

“At the same time, we continue to talk to Government about restrictions being lifted on travel to popular destinations where infection rates fall to acceptable levels, and urge them to look at a more regionalised approach, particularly to Spain and its islands.

“To efficiently meet the current capacity and demand, we’ve made the decision to close Terminal Two from 2nd September. This will allow us to provide the best possible customer experience for those that want to travel, safely through our other two terminals.”

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