Manchester Airport Information (MAN)
Located at Ringway on the southern border of the city of Manchester, Manchester Airport (MAN) is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom outside the London area. The airport has three terminals, two parallel runways and is served by its own railway station.
- Manchester Airport Plc
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- 053°21'14"N 002°16'30"W
The fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, Manchester Airport (MAN) serves around 20 million passengers annually. The airport began operation as an airfield landing strip in 1934 and became an international airport in 1972. Extensive, multi-billion pound upgrades started in 1997.
The airport is a 20-minute drive from Manchester city centre and Manchester's Metrolink tram light rail system is also currently building a direct line to the airport.
Manchester Airport (MAN) prides itself on its infant and child passenger conveniences, and play and entertainment areas are available throughout the airport. Commercial pharmacy outlets stock all kinds of milk and supplement products.
Grown ups may appreciate the wireless hotspots which are located across all three terminals. Passengers with limited mobility can take advantage of disabled persons' parking facilities and inside the airport, reduced mobility accessibility facilities.
The airport also offers a refreshing shower and change lounge located in Terminal 2. You can freshen up after arriving at the lounge via an elevated walkway, and other leisure facilities are available at good value prices.
Most impressively, Manchester Airport (MAN) houses one of the surviving Concordes, the G-BOAC, which is on display at the Aviation Viewing Park.