Following last week’s announcement that Terminal 2 would close from September, Manchester Airport has shared the latest updates as the Northern hub enters what would be the busiest weekend of the year.
Following last week’s announcement, flights currently operating from Terminal Two will move to Terminal One from 2nd September to efficiently meet the current capacity and demand for travel.
Passengers are being advised to check for updates as to which terminal they are flying from before arriving at Manchester Airport, with some airlines operating from a different terminal than usual. Reopened retailers in Terminal 2 will also close once again.
The airport has worked closely with its airlines and retailers to align its operations with passenger demand, to deliver the best possible customer experience.
Last week saw Portugal added to the ‘travel corridors’ list, opening up one of the airport’s most popular destinations without the need for quarantine upon return to the UK. However, four countries were removed from the UK Government’s ‘travel corridors’ list, including Croatia and Austria.
Passengers should be aware that they will now need to quarantine on return to the UK if travelling to destinations removed from the travel corridors list. They are reminded to check the latest Government guidance on travel corridors and requirements upon returning to the UK.
Some carriers might cancel services to destinations that are removed from the list, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight enquiries.
It is also important to take account of the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions in your destination.
A number of airlines are continuing to reintroduce routes and increase capacity to popular sunshine destinations, including some which aren’t currently subject to automatic quarantine requirements on your return to the UK such as Italy, Turkey, Cyprus and now Portugal.
Also, this week Hi Fly is commencing flights to Islamabad, Pakistan.
Karen Smart, MD at Manchester Airport, said:
It’s pleasing to see Portugal added to the Government’s ‘travel corridor’ list, which is a hugely popular destination for our passengers here at Manchester Airport.
“The protection of public health is rightly the number one priority at the moment, even though it may be disappointing for those passengers due to travel to countries like Croatia and Austria, who now have to quarantine for 14 days on their return.
“At the same time, we continue to talk to Government about restrictions being lifted on travel to popular destinations where infection rates fall to acceptable levels, and urge them to look at a more regionalised approach, particularly to Spain and its islands.
“To efficiently meet the current capacity and demand, we’ve made the decision to close Terminal Two from 2nd September. This will allow us to provide the best possible customer experience for those that want to travel, safely through our other two terminals.”