Two more airlines to operate from Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport
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Manchester Airport’s new £1bn ‘super-terminal’ will welcome two further airlines on Tuesday as KLM and Air France become the latest to move to the facility.
The Dutch and French flag carriers will not be the only new additions to the terminal this week, with Manchester-based Italian restaurant San Carlo opening its much-anticipated new venue in departures on Thursday.
And, with the traffic light system for travel due to be scrapped from next week, airport bosses are hoping to see more passengers return to the skies.
Covid measures such as an enhanced cleaning regime will remain in place for the safety of staff and colleagues, however.
KLM’s service to Amsterdam and Air France’s route to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) will be the latest in a long line to have migrated to Terminal Two since its opening in mid-July.
More than a dozen airlines are now operating from the terminal, from long-haul carriers such as Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways to sunseekers’ favourites such as Jet2.com and TUI.
San Carlo, well known on the Manchester dining scene with several city centre venues, opens its very first airport location on Thursday (30 September), quickly followed by coffee artisans Pot Kettle Black on Monday 4 October, which has fast become a firm favourite with Mancunians.
They join an array of Mancunian-inspired options in the new terminal, from trendy burger and shake chain Archie’s to local brewers Joseph Holt and Seven Bro7hers, which operate the Bridgewater Exchange and Amber Alehouse respectively.
Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “With passenger numbers rising each day, we are starting to see the green shoots of recovery in our sector, and we hope that the easing of some restrictions for double-vaccinated travellers next week will help ensure that trend continues.
“Nevertheless, we are conscious of the need to provide a Covid-safe environment for passengers and colleagues so that they can feel safe and reassured when travelling through our airport.
“To that end, we are maintaining an enhanced cleaning regime and we encourage passengers and staff to wear a face mask when on site. Passengers are also advised to study the UK government’s travel advice carefully before they set off on their journeys.”