of Manchester Airport is about 15 km south-west from the city center. It is the main airport of the Greater Manchester and is located on the border with Cheshire.
At the moment, the airport has a 2 in Manchesterrunways which are arranged parallel to each other and have a length of 3048 and 3660 meters. The airport is controlled by Manchester Airport Group, which owns the majority of UK airports.
Every year served more than 20 millionpassengers - a 4 figure in the country, as well as performed more than 200 thousand takeoffs and landings. It is said that the reconstruction of the airport is planned, after which the capacity will increase to 38 million.
Manchester Airport has 3 active terminalwhich are interconnected, this allows passengers to move freely between the terminals. The first and third terminals are located in the same building, and the second, they are connected by a covered walkway, which is equipped with moving walkways. Besides a covered walkway connects the terminal with w / d station and the Radisson hotel.
Terminal 1 is used for serviceinternational routes. It offers regular and charter flights. This is the old terminal, opened in 1962. It has 24 outputs, 18 of them are equipped with boarding bridges. To date, the terminal capacity is more than 9 million passengers.
The terminal 2 is also used for internationalflights. This terminal service airlines such as Air France, Air Malta, and others. 14 out of 15 of the terminal outputs are equipped with boarding bridges. The capacity of around 8 million passengers per year.
Terminal 3 was opened, and Princess DianaIt was originally called the British Airways. This company first started to use the terminal. 14 outputs of the 18 equipped with boarding bridges. 3 terminal capacity is about 5 million passengers per year.
And Manchester Airport can be reached in several ways:
- His course - to the city can be reached in about 20 minutes following the road M56
- Bus - from the airport around the clock at an interval of 30 minutes buses Skyline
- Train - as already mentioned above, the terminal is connected to the w / d station. From here trains depart to Manchester Piccadilly station.