Terminal Two at Manchester Airport to be shut again

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has announced the closure of its Terminal Two building from September 2.

The decision follows a downturn in expected passenger throughput due to the exemption of a rising number of destinations from the Government’s ‘air bridge’ system.

Recent countries placed on the list where returning passengers have to self-isolate for two weeks due to rising levels of coronavirus there include Spain, France, Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago.

Karen Smart, managing director at Manchester Airport, said: “Throughout the pandemic we have worked closely with our airlines and retailers to align our operations with demand and to deliver the best possible customer experience.

“This has included introducing a number of new measures to keep passengers safe and give them the confidence to travel through Manchester Airport, in line with government guidance.

“Having re-opened Terminals Two and Three in July, we have continued to monitor the travel patterns of our airlines and passengers, in order to adapt our operations accordingly.

“With that in mind, we have taken the decision to close Terminal Two again from September 2.

“All such decisions are driven by our commitment to deliver the best possible airport experience to customers, colleagues and our airline and retail partners.”

She added: “From September 2, all flights will operate from Terminals One and Three, and Terminal Two will remain closed until further notice.

“Passengers who were due to fly from, or into, Terminal Two after that date should contact their airlines to confirm which terminal their flight will be transferred to.

“Our Terminal Two car parks will also close, effective of September 2, although customers who have booked parking after this date will be able to transfer their booking to an alternative car park.”

Manchester Airport originally closed Terminals Two and Three on March 25, after most airlines grounded their fleets due to the coronavirus lockdown, and many countries closed their borders to travellers.

Terminal Three reopened to passengers on July 1, and Terminal Two was reopened on July 15.