Terminal 2 has reopened at Manchester Airport as more airlines, including Jet2 and Etihad, are resuming flights as travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are lifted.
From 15th July, all three of the airport’s terminals are operational, allowing travellers to keep their distance from others wherever possible as passenger numbers begin to rise and fly safely. The airport’s retail is also beginning to reopen with the increase in customers.
Some existing Terminal Two carriers started flying before the 15th, meaning they will operate from Terminal One beforehand. The table below highlights which terminal each airline is flying from and when they move to Terminal Two:
|Brussels Airlines||Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC|
|Eurowings||Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC|
|Hainan Airlines||Flights on 10th and 25th July in Terminal One – move to Terminal Two TBC|
|Iran Air||Remaining in Terminal One for July – move to Terminal Two TBC|
|Jet2.com||Flights resume from 15th July in Terminal One|
|Qatar Airways||Moving to Terminal Two on 17th July|
|TUI||Flights resume from 11th July in Terminal One and moves to Terminal Two on 15th July|
The new Terminal Two forecourt will also open on 15th July, which is available for dropping off passengers directly outside the check in hall. MAG Hospitality will also be providing a café style takeaway, offering a range of hot and cold beverages, and light snacks and sandwiches.
Manchester Airport reopened Terminal 3 on the 1st July and currently British Airways, Air France, KLM, Ryanair, Loganair and Eastern Airways operate from there. Vueling will resume services to Barcelona from there this week. Passengers are advised to check which terminal they’re flying from before arriving at the airport.
Over the last few weeks more and more flights have started to resume operations. This week sees the return of Jet2.com flights to a number of popular holiday destinations in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, France and Croatia. Etihad have also resumed flights from Manchester Airport to Abu Dhabi. SAS have also reopened routes to Copenhagen and Oslo.
TUI, Easyjet and Ryanair have also all increased the routes being offered from Manchester Airport.
Brad Miller, Chief Operating Officer at Manchester Airport, said:
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.
“With the introduction of travel corridors, we envisage passenger numbers to continue to increase, which is why we are opening Terminal Two from 15th July, to maximise the airport space.
“These travel corridors will open up the chance for people to enjoy a well-earned break abroad and directly benefit the hundreds of thousands of people whose jobs depend on air travel for their livelihoods – whether they work in aviation or for the UK’s tourism and hospitality businesses, which can now welcome the first overseas visitors we will have seen for months.
“We have made our airport safe for our passengers and staff, and we have already started limited operations to many of these countries. With the quarantine requirement now removed, we look forward to safely welcoming back many more passengers in the coming weeks.
“I’d again 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.”