Manchester Airport Information

Manchester Airport has 'something for everyone'

More than 22 million passengers travel through Manchester Airport each year flying to 220 destinations across the world. If you are planning a trip from the north-west travel hub then you'll be pleased to know that it has much to offer you while you wait for your flight, with a range of shops and eateries that are likely to appeal to everyone.

Since it first opened back in 1938, Manchester airport has grown beyond recognition. It now sports two runways and three terminals. While you're there you might travel over one if the 42 air bridges, or put your luggage into one of the 254 check-in desks. If you want to find out information about your flight then there are 940 information screens, which make getting gate details and departure times even easier.

Manchester Airport is great for shopping

There are more than 120 shops to choose from at Manchester airport, which is great for shopaholics! Some of the latest shops to open in the hub include Kurt Geiger where you can treat yourself to a new pair of shoes for your trip, the Sock Shop to keep your feet warm and toasty when on the plane and Dixons which stocks lots of useful electrical items.

These new stores complement airport favourites such as WH Smiths and Boots where all the essentials for your journey can be found, including a good read for the flight - more than 1.8 million books are bought each year at Manchester Airport .

Plenty of food options at Manchester Airport

If you're feeling a little peckish at the airport then there are plenty of eateries to tempt your taste buds. More than 300,000 breakfasts are consumed each year at the travel hub, three million hot drinks are bought, along with one million pints of beer and 1.5 million bottles of water. Frankie and Benny's is just one of the restaurants that are popular with airport visitors. There is also a Burger King and Greggs.

Relax in comfort in an airport lounge or airport hotel at Manchester Airport

If you want to escape the crowds at the airport then why not check into one of the airport lounges. Terminal One has the Bollin Lounge and in Terminal Two there is the Styal Lounge which both have all the facilities that you'll need if you're travelling as a business passenger. There are complimentary drinks and nibbles, internet facilities, TV and newspapers and very comfortable chairs to lean back and chill in.

If you fancy a good night's sleep before you travel then there are seven airport hotels at Manchester Airport to choose from. These include the four-star Manchester Hilton which is a two-minute walk away from the terminals, the three-star Britannia Country House which is two miles from the hub in the peaceful area of Didsbury and the four-star Manchester Airport Marriott which has excellent leisure facilities and is one-mile away from the travel hub.

Another bonus for Manchester Airport passengers who are staying in an airport hotel is that the majority of hotel rates include the cost of-airport-parking - taking the hassle out of booking.

Getting to Manchester Airport

The hub is two hours of travelling away from one-quarter of the UK's population and getting there is quite both by public transport and driving. With eight car parks, finding a space for your motor won't be a problem at this airport. But if you want to go online and book one of the 15,595 spots for your airport-car-parking then you can do so here. Trains go directly to the airport from Manchester Piccadilly station and you can also get a bus to the terminals.

Manchester Airport is a great place to start your holiday and is one of the UK 's most popular airports!