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


Travel Corridors, Terminal Two re-opening, Flights Resuming and Ongoing Safety Measures

As flights increase, and more airlines resume services, Manchester Airport continues to keep passengers safe as they travel through the Northern hub. Here is the latest information and advice from the airport to make your journey as seamless, safe and easy as possible.

Travel Corridors:

Manchester Airport welcomed the announcement at the weekend from the UK Government, which allows people to fly to more than 55 countries without the need for quarantining on return to England.

The Northern hub flies to a great deal of these destinations, giving those passengers across the airport’s catchment area who want to fly, the chance to do so safely. The change comes into effect from 10th July and the full list of countries included can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

It is also important to take account of the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions in your destination. This can be found here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


As passenger numbers continue to increase, Manchester Airport has decided to open Terminal Two from 15th July.

This will mean all three of the airport’s terminals are operating, helping people travel safely while keeping their distance from others wherever possible. As passenger volumes increase as will the airport’s retail offering, the full list can be found further on.

Some existing Terminal Two carriers will start flying before the 15th, meaning they will operate from Terminal One beforehand. The table below highlights which terminal each airline is flying from and when they move to Terminal Two:



Brussels Airlines

Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC

Ethiopian Airlines

Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC


Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC

Hainan Airlines

Flights on 10th and 25th July in Terminal One - move to Terminal Two TBC

Iran Air

Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC


Flights resume from 15th July in Terminal One

Qatar Airways

Moving to Terminal Two on 17th July


Flights resume from 11th July in Terminal One and moves to Terminal Two on 15th July

The new Terminal Two forecourt will also open on 15th July, which is available for dropping off passengers directly outside the check in hall.

Terminal Three re-opened on the 1st July and currently British Airways, Air France, KLM, Ryanair, Loganair and Eastern Airways operate from there.

Passengers are advised to check which terminal they’re flying from before arriving at the airport.

Safety Measures:

For more than a month the airport has introduced 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



Over the last few weeks more and more flights have started to resume operations. Here is the latest list of what’s to come and what’s already started.




Resuming this week:

  • Ryanair:
    • Agadir
    • Beziers
    • Copenhagen
    • Gothenburg
    • Girona
    • Katowice
    • Marseilles
    • Naples
    • Marrakesh
    • Riga
  • TUI:
    • Ibiza
    • Palma

Already resumed:

  • Emirates – Dubai
  • Eastern Airways – Southampton
  • Swiss Airlines – Zurich
  • Iran Air – Tehran
  • Finnair – Helsinki
  • British Airways – Heathrow
  • Brussels Airlines – Brussels
  • easyJet:
    • Malaga
    • Alicante
    • Amsterdam
    • Belfast
    • Paris
    • Faro
    • Palma
    • Tenerife
  • Ethiopian Airlines – Addis Ababa
  • Pegasus – Istanbul
  • Turkish Airlines – Istanbul
  • Ryanair:
    • Dublin
    • Lanzarote
    • Malaga
    • Alicante
    • Barcelona
    • Milan
    • Budapest
    • Rome
    • Brussels
    • Faro
    • Ibiza
    • Lisbon
    • Madrid
    • Palma
    • Prague
    • Berlin
    • Tenerife
    • Brindisi
    • Belfast
    • Billund
    • Bologna
    • Bordeaux
    • Bratislava
    • Cagliari
    • Carcassonne
    • Corfu
    • Cologne
    • Eindhoven
    • Fuerteventura
    • Gdansk
    • Kiev
    • Kerry
    • Krakow
    • Almeria
    • Limoges
    • Nantes
    • Porto
    • Palermo
    • Pisa
    • Reus
    • Rhodes
    • Murcia
    • Rzeszow
    • Thessaloniki
    • Shannon
    • Seville
    • Sandefjord
    • Venice
    • Valencia
    • Warsaw
    • Wroclaw

Remained throughout:

  • Air France
  • KLM
  • PIA
  • Qatar Airways
  • Aer Lingus
  • Lufthansa
  • Eurowings
  • Loganair

Retail Offering:

As more and more passengers and flights return, as will the airport’s retail offering. A handful of outlets have remained open throughout, with more set to open in the coming weeks. 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 – JD Sports – airside – 15th July
  • Terminal Three – Biza – duty free – 8th July
  • Terminal Three – Lion & Antelope – airside – 9th July
  • Ground Transport Interchange – Caffe Nero – 9th July

Already open:

  • Terminal One – Biza – duty free
  • Terminal One – Playnation – airside
  • Terminal One – Timberland – airside
  • Terminal One – WH Smith – airside
  • Terminal One – Boots – landside
  • Terminal One – Greggs – landside
  • Terminal One – Spar – landside
  • Terminal One – Next – airside
  • Terminal One – Boots – airside
  • Terminal Three – Boots – airside
  • Terminal Three – Pork & Pickle – airside
  • Terminal Three – WH Smith – airside
  • Terminal Three – Caffe Nero – landside

Brad Miller, Chief Operating Officer at Manchester Airport, said:

“As we continue to see the return of more airlines and destinations for our passengers to fly to, we remain fully committed to ensuring their safety throughout their airport journey.

“With the introduction of travel corridors, we envisage passenger numbers to continue to increase, which is why we are opening Terminal Two from 15th July, to maximise the airport space.

“These travel corridors will open up the chance for people to enjoy a well-earned break abroad and directly benefit the hundreds of thousands of people whose jobs depend on air travel for their livelihoods - whether they work in aviation or for the UK's tourism and hospitality businesses, which can now welcome the first overseas visitors we will have seen for months.

“We have made our airport safe for our passengers and staff, and we have already started limited operations to many of these countries. With the quarantine requirement now removed, we look forward to safely welcoming back many more passengers in the coming weeks.

“I’d again 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