Flying from Manchester Airport this week? Here’s what you need to know


It would normally be one of the busiest months of the year for Manchester Airport. But this is not a normal time, and the latest advice on travel is changing all the time.

With the UK Government removing Spain from the travel corridors list at the weekend, passengers should be aware that they now need to quarantine on return to the UK.

Some carriers have taken the decision to cancel flights to Spain and its islands due to the change in policy, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight queries.

Due to the fast-moving nature of the decision surrounding Spain, Manchester Airport has made the decision to relax its refund policy for passengers impacted by the changes.

Passengers should check the latest government information regarding travel corridors, and should pay attention to the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions to destinations.

Manchester Airport says passengers should contact the airport’s customer services team if they have any queries.

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, you’ll need to show either a print out of the form or have it on your phone.

All three of Manchester Airport’s terminals are now in operation, as more airlines resume services and retail outlets start to re-open.

But passengers are advised to check which terminal they’re flying from before arriving at the airport, as some airlines are operating from different ones than they normally would.

The airport has introduced a range of measures to keep all passengers and staff safe, including wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, Perspex screens, bookable security slots and temperature checks.

More shops are starting to reopen as more passengers and flights return. As well as being able to purchase food and drink, you can also take advantage of the free water fountains across the site to fill up empty bottles.

And more flights are starting this week including TUI (Izmir, Antalya, Dalaman, Kefalonia), Ryanair (Beauvais, Rodez), and easyJet (Antalya, Bastia, Budapest, Catania, Dalaman, Mykonos, Kalamata, Nice, Preveza, Thessaloniki).

“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,” says Manchester Airport’s operations director Rad Taylor.

“It is pleasing routes are increasing each week, giving passengers who want to travel the choice and opportunity to do so. This is why we now have all three terminals in operation, to allow passengers to maintain and keep a safe distance whilst on site.

“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.”


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