Manchester Airport to close two terminals due to coronavirus pandemic

Manchester Airport is to close two out of three of its terminals due to a significant fall in passenger volumes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Friday, 20th March 2020, 6:44 pm
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 6:46 pm

A statement issued by airport bosses has confirmed only Terminal One would be in operation from Wednesday (March 25).

It said the decision was taken given the "reduction in departing and arriving flights and the likelihood traffic will decline further."

All flights due to depart from these terminals will now do so from Terminal One.

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Passengers due to return via either of the terminals will go through Terminal One.

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said: “Like all airports across the world, Manchester Airport has experienced a significant fall in passenger volumes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Given this reduction in departing and arriving flights, and the likelihood traffic will decline further, we have taken the decision to work towards operating from a single terminal.

“This will happen on Wednesday 25th March and all flights that were due to depart from Terminal Two and Terminal Three, will now do so from Terminal One. This means passengers should check-in and pass through security in Terminal One from this date.

Manchester Airport is to close two out of three of its terminals. (Photo by Arpingstone)

“Anyone due to return to Manchester Airport will arrive into Terminal One, regardless of the Terminal they originally departed from. Those due to collect passengers from the Airport should also be aware of this change.

“In some instances, where people find themselves returning to a different Terminal from which they departed, and have a vehicle in one of Manchester Airport’s car parks, we will make the necessary arrangements for these customers to collect their vehicles and will be in touch with them in due course to explain how this will work.

“We would like to thank our customers for their understanding, and would also like to place on record our thanks to our colleagues, who have shown huge dedication and professionalism during this challenging time.”

Anyone who has booked car parking or lounge access for Terminals Two or Three, and will be travelling on or after March 25, will be able to transfer their booking to Terminal One.

Those who have booked directly with the airport will be contacted by email.

Those who have booked through a third party are being asked to contact the agent they used.

The airport has stated colleagues will be on hand to help passengers and will have extra wayfinding in place to guide people to the right places.

More information on the change in terminals can be found by clicking HERE.

Passengers can follow Manchester Airport's social media channels for the latest advice and help.