Manchester Airport Unveils Details of £1
Manchester Airport, the UK’s third largest
airport, has unveiled further details of its £1 billion transformation.
With several months still to go until
the new “super terminal” opens, Manchester Airport has shared new images and a video to showcase what
passengers using the new facilities can expect when they start
using it from next summer.
Since the project began, more than £688 million has been spent and more than
1,800 people are currently working on it.
first phase of the programme opened in April 2019 with the first
passenger pier and a new 3,800 space multi-storey car park.
New features unveiled
include a honeycomb light installation that illuminates
the departure lounge. With 16 million settings, it will change colours depending on the time of day.
A new 83 sqm
digital screen will take centre stage in the new extension to
provide entertainment and information to passengers.
There will also be a new children’s play area to
help families pass the time before their flight.
Retailers such as WH Smiths and Dixons Travel
will open in the departure lounge, which will also be home to Bury-based JD Sports'
largest ever airport store in the UK.
Fifteen new F&B outlets will
open including San Carlo Cicchetti, Pot
Kettle Black, Archie’s and Barburrito.
Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport, said, “Our £1 billion transformation will allow us to
continue playing our role as the UK’s global gateway in the north,
offering our 29.5m annual passengers and the entire region a world
class airport, connecting them to a wealth of vital economic and
tourist hubs. We’re delighted with the progress that’s been
made on the project and we can’t wait for passengers to experience
the new facilities next summer. The new extension will offer a
real step change to our passengers with state-of-the-art
facilities and a great selection of shops and restaurants for them
The first the phase of
the terminal extension is set to open in July 2020. It will see a
brand-new security hall, departure lounge, immigration
hall, arrivals hall and the new bus gate lounge open to
Once they are up and running, further facilities
will start operating during the rest of 2020, including the first
of the new ‘island’ check-in desk banks and the new baggage
As the various elements of the new extension
open, the airport will start to close parts of the existing
Terminal Two to allow for that area to be reconfigured to align
with the new facilities.
The fully reconfigured Terminal Two
will open in 2022 with 32 new shops and F&B outlets
set to feature in that area. The completed Terminal Two will be
150% bigger than the current building once finished.
will also open at that time and will be a similar size to Pier
One. It will have the capability to handle the world’s largest
passenger aircraft, the double-decker A380, and will also include
The remaining terminal and airfield
infrastructure is due to open in 2024.
sunflower room that has proved popular in Terminal One, will
open in the reconfigured terminal in 2022.
extension will achieve BREEAM status of very good for its
sustainability credentials. Other environmental developments
include fixed electric ground power points on all new stands which
mean aircraft don’t have to leave their engines running when
parked up. The terminal will also feature a
combined heat and power system.
Manchester Airport Unveils New Details of £1