Park and Go: Developments at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is currently under development, improvements are ongoing as per the timescale detailed in the airports development strategy. All three terminals are currently undergoing improvement work and are expected to be completed by 2005. Improvements are meant to improve services and enhance the visitor experience, catering for the expected increase in passenger throughput. Other developments are taking place.

Developments to Car Parking Facilities at Manchester Airport

Currently, development work is underway outside Terminal 1. The work will improve traffic congestion around the terminal, and the number of parking spaces outside the terminal area will increase. There will be space for over 400 cars, courtesy vehicles and mini buses in the collection zone outside arrivals. Temporary changes to road layout, and the format of short stay car parking have been made, for more details please visit the official Manchester Airport Website.

Terminal Developments at Manchester Airport

All three terminals will under go development work over the next year with an aim to be complete by 2005. In Terminal 1 work has already begun to enhance the passenger transfer procedure, new lounges have been created in the terminal to minimise the walking distances inside the terminal. Work has also begun to add new check in desks , reconfigure the departure lounge with upgraded seating facilities, and work is being implemented to improve the outbound security control points adding new security screening equipment.

Terminal 2 has seen the completion of three important developments over the past year. A new lounge facility has been completed, which offers high speed internet access, fax and phone facilities and a quiet relaxing environment to work in. Also a new bussing lounge was completed in summer 2001whihc offers seating for approximately 800 passenger servicing four departure gates. In addition to the new lounges is the new Disabled Adult Changing Facility offering a private changing facility with electronically adjustable changing bench and wash facilities.

At Terminal 3, the smallest of Manchester Airport’s terminals, a new common lounge has been created along side improvements for departing passengers. The new lounge grants easier access to existing facilities such as the tax free stores and other retail units.