Manchester Airport releases flight update – with new TUI and easyJet destinations
Airlines continue to add destinations to their routes at Manchester Airport.
TUI, easyJet, Aegean Airlines and TAP Air Portugal will restart flights to parts of Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Sardinia and Montenegro this week.
Meanwhile, a number of shops and bars are also expected to reopen, with Giraffe, Café Balzar and Paperchase among those joining the multitude of retailers who have already reopened at the airport.
August would typically be the busiest month of the year at Manchester Airport, but the coronavirus continues to impact passenger numbers.
However, airport bosses have implemented a series of security measures to ensure the safety of those who choose to travel.
They include face covers, improved cleaning, plexiglass screens, bookable safety slots, and temperature controls.
Managing Director Karen Smart said airport staff remain “fully committed” to ensuring the safety of passengers throughout their journey to the airport as more airlines and destinations return. .
“In what would normally be our busiest month of the year, it’s nice to see the routes increase every week, giving passengers who want to travel the choice and the ability to do so,” he said. she adds.
“This is why we now have all three terminals in operation, to allow passengers to maintain and maintain a safe distance on the site.
“I would like to thank all of our passengers for continuing to abide by the measures in place in these uncertain times, and also thank all of our staff who went above and beyond to ensure a safe trip for all.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the changes at the airport this week:
In addition to the scores of flights that have already restarted, this week sees the return of flights with these airlines to these destinations:
TAP Air Portugal:
Last month, the British government removed Spain from the list of travel corridors.
This means that passengers traveling within the country must self-quarantine upon their return to the UK.
Due to the policy change, some carriers have made the decision to cancel flights to Spain and its islands, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight inquiries.
Traders reopen this week
In addition to being able to buy food and drink for passengers, they can also take advantage of the free water fountains distributed around the site to fill up with empty bottles.
The Escape Lounges in Terminals 1 and 2 are now open but with restricted opening hours.
Traders opening this week include:
- Terminal One – Attitude – airside – August 8
- Terminal One – Jo Malone / Bobbi Brown – airside – August 4
- Terminal 1 – Upper Crust – airside – with August 3
- Terminal One – Paperchase – airside – August 10
- Terminal One – Café Balzar – airside – August 10
- Terminal One – Biza (Duty Free) – arrivals – August 10
- Terminal 1 – Clarins – airside – August 10
- Terminal One – Giraffe – airside – August 17
- Terminal One – MCR Bar – Airside – August 20
- Terminal One – Direct Dry Clean – City Side – August 4
- Terminal 2 – Boots – airside – August 8
- Terminal 3 – WH Smiths – city side (arrivals) – August 4
Check in advance
Following the recent change to travel to Spain, passengers should check the latest government information regarding travel lanes here.
It’s also important to consider the latest foreign and Commonwealth travel advice regarding any restrictions at your destination. here.
UK Government Passenger Tracking Form
With the government’s relaxation of quarantine and the introduction of travel lanes, all passengers arriving at Manchester Airport must be ready for UK border control by completing a passenger tracing form.
Upon arrival, they will need to show either a printed copy of the form or have it on their phone.
A link to access the government form is here.
All three terminals at Manchester Airport are operational, as more airlines resume service and outlets begin to reopen.
Passengers are advised to check which terminal they are flying from before arriving at the airport, as some airlines operate from different terminals.
The following airlines are moving to Terminal 2 this month:
- From August 1 – Eurowings, Air Malta, Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines
- From August 5 – Etihad Airways
- From August 8 – Iran Air
Over the past two months, the airport has put in place a series of measures to ensure the safety of all passengers and staff. These include wearing face covers, improved cleaning, plexiglass screens, bookable safety slots, and temperature controls.
You will find details on all measures here.
The airport also encourages passengers to watch this video before coming to the airport, to make sure they are as prepared as possible.
More information about the airport is available here.