Manchester Airport to close two terminals

Manchester Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Manchester Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) has taken the decision to close Terminal 2 & 3 following the reduction in flights caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The airport said that the fall-off in flights, and the expectation it will further decline, prompted it to make the decision to change to single terminal operations.

The change will happen on the 25th March 2020 and from that date, all flights that are still operating from the airport will operate from Terminal 1.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Manchester Airport said: “This means passengers should check-in and pass through security in Terminal One from this date.

“Anyone due to return to Manchester Airport will arrive into Terminal One, regardless of the Terminal they originally departed from. Those due to collect passengers from the Airport should also be aware of this change. 

“In some instances, where people find themselves returning to a different Terminal from which they departed, and have a vehicle in one of Manchester Airport’s car parks, we will make the necessary arrangements for these customers to collect their vehicles and will be in touch with them in due course to explain how this will work.

There is no mention of how this change will affect staff in the airport, in particular, staff in the retail outlets and concessions which will now be closed.

Manchester Airport added: “More information on the change in terminals can be found on our website, or passengers can follow our social media channels for the latest advice and help.

“We would like to thank our customers for their understanding, and would also like to place on record our thanks to our colleagues, who have shown huge dedication and professionalism during this challenging time.

Passengers who have booked parking for Terminal 2 & 3 will be able to change their parking to Terminal 1.

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