Norwegian has become the latest airline to resume its flights from Manchester Airport, the UK’s third-largest airport has announced.
The return of Norway’s flag carrier to the Northern hub further increases the number of destinations accessible from Manchester Airport as the aviation and travel industry begins its journey to recovery following the coronavirus pandemic, which saw thousands of flights worldwide grounded at its peak.
Norwegian will initially operate a twice weekly service on Mondays and Fridays to Norway’s capital, Oslo, with the first service taking off on 1st October.
The airline is one of more than a dozen carriers that will now operate from Manchester Airport’s new-look Terminal Two, which opened its doors to passengers in July after a £1 billion transformation.
Air France and Dutch airline, KLM, both also resumed flying from new super-terminal this week. The return of Norwegian now means that 16 airlines are operating flights out of Terminal Two at Manchester Airport, including long-haul carriers Ethiopian and Cathay Pacific, as well as low-cost and holiday routes from Jet2.com and TUI.
Covid-19 safety measures and processes
Throughout the pandemic Manchester Airport has had a range of Covid-19 safety measures in place and will maintain these after October 4th to ensure that we provide a safe environment for staff and passengers. These include Perspex screens and an enhanced cleaning regime, with 116 hand sanitising stations throughout the site provided by the airport’s sanitary partner Carex.
The airport also continues to follow the latest Government and Public Health England advice, as it has done throughout the pandemic. As such, it requests that passengers continue to wear a face covering where possible. For all the latest information, read more here.
Government Advice and Restrictions
In addition to checking the latest airport information, passengers are also advised to keep abreast of Government restrictions and advice. Although the system for international travel will be simplified from the start of next week, some rules will remain in place, and quarantine requirements may still apply if you are not double-vaccinated. See the government website for further information.
Manchester Airport has extensive testing facilities on site, offering pre and post travel options. All the information and prices can be found on the airport’s website.