Manchester airport is far busiest airport located at city of Manchester in greater Manchester UK. It is a major international airport in UK and offers non stop flights for all continents. Its IATA and ICAO code is MAN and EGCC respectively. It is public type airport owned by Manchester Airports group. Its elevation AMSL is 78 meter or 257 feet. It consist two runways which are made of concrete/grooved asphalt and 10,000 and 10,499 meter long. Apart from survey 204,610 flights and 21,219,195 passengers are travelled from this airport.
Its terminal are officially opened from 25 June 1938 and initially known as Ringway airports during the World War 2. Manchester airport has won world best airport in 1985 and UK best airports. Estimation said that 38 million passengers are added annually till 2015.In 2008 a reduction is register for incoming people comparing than previous year 2007.
Due to too many incidents happen recent years, its security area is managed by Greater Manchester Police. Explosives, detonators and firearms are caught during an operation in 2002 at this airport. A terrorist Aabid Hussain Khan and a 16 year old boy were arrested and charged under section 57 of the terrorism act.
There are three passengers’ terminals. Terminal 1 is managed by Star alliance and mainly consist international traffic. Out of 24 stands, 14 are air-bridges. The current capacity of terminal 1 is approx 11.5 million passengers per years. The terminal has undergone for expansion and extension for preparing the Airbus 380 flights. Terminal 1 includes some major airlines are Air Berlin, BH air, Emirates, Finn air, Jet2.com.
Terminal 2 is mainly used for sky team airlines member and for charters airlines purpose. Out of 16 gates, 15 are air-bridges. The airport manages 25 million passengers per year. It consists some airlines are Air blue, Air France, Qatar airways etc.
Terminal 3 was opened by Dianna in 1988 and known as successors for terminal-1 British airways. Air china Cargo, Air Contractors are some cargo airlines at this airport.
Well facilities of rail, road is present here. It is well connected to Manchester Airport railway station and it is located between the terminal 1 and 2. There were too many plans available for car hire at Manchester airport. Among them save up to 25 % on car hire is cheap car hire in Manchester airport. Car hire at Manchester airport is mainly done by the Europcar and Manchester airport team. Crown Plaza, Radisson SAS hotel, Hilton hotel, Menzies Pinewood hotel are some important hotels nearby Manchester Airport.