Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport is an international airport in Ringway, Manchester. In 2016 its reported that it was the third busiest airport in the world, and has three terminals one goods terminal and two passenger ones (making it the only airport in the UK other than Heathrow to operate two runways over 3,280 yards) The airport covers over 560 hectares and offers flights to just under 200 destinations.

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane

Crashed aircraft at Manchester Airport

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane

Crashed aircraft at Manchester Airport

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane

Crashed aircraft at Manchester Airport

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane

Crashed aircraft at Manchester Airport

In 2016 the airport handled around 25,600,000 passengers but does hold the capacity of holding 50 million annually, the figure comes from the slightly limited airport restriction to 61 aircraft movements per hour.

Manchester airport aircraft protester runway

Protester at the airport

Manchester airport aircraft protester runway

Protester at the airport

The airport started to be constructed in 1935 and completely opened in 1938, and during the Second World War was the Royal Air Force’s base as RAF Ringway and was important in military aircraft production and training parachutists. After the war the airport converted to a civilian airport and over time has expended into what we know it as now.

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane XL airways

XL Airways aircraft

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane XL airways

XL Airways aircraft

It is accessed easily by the transport links that support the airport, the train station opened in 1993, there is also a Metrolink service that can take you to the airport, bus, coach but also can be reached by the M56. Parking on the airport isn’t limited as it has long stay car parking and short stay. Manchester Airport is policed by Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Airport Fire Service.

Manchester airport aircraft flight plane Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook Airbus A330 aircraft

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