Manchester Airport announces phased reopening of Terminal Three after almost two years of closure

Manchester Airport has announced a gradual reopening of Terminal Three from this Sunday.

The phased reopening from March 27 will start with the terminal being used for arriving passengers travelling with a select number of airlines.

Those flying with the airlines listed below will continue to check-in and go through security in Terminal One, but when they return back to Manchester, they will arrive into Terminal Three.

While the two terminals are directly next to each other, passengers are advised to consider these changes when making drop-off, pick-up and parking arrangements.

British Airways
Eastern Airways
Iberia Express

Flybe will also fly into Terminal Three once the airline has resumed services from Manchester later in the year.

Those travelling over the coming weekend should also factor in extra time for their journey to the airport, due to closures on the M56, and the clocks changing on Sunday.

Passengers flying on or after March 27 with British Airways, Iberia Express, Ryanair and Vueling will be asked to use the shops, restaurants and boarding gates within Terminal Three and will be directed to these areas once they have passed through Terminal One security.

Passengers with Aurigny, Eastern Airlines and Loganair will continue to use the Terminal One facilities for outbound journeys, and will only use Terminal Three when arriving into Manchester.

The airport is also set to reopen its second runway from April 5. Initially it will operate for a limited number of hours each day and will gradually increase as the demand continues to rise.

Karen Smart, managing director of Manchester Airport, said: “After almost two years of closure, it is a positive step forward on the road to recovery to be able to partially reopen Terminal Three and resume operating from both runways.

“We have taken this decision in light of an increase in passenger numbers since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, which is projected to continue into the summer. People who these changes apply to should make sure they bear this in mind when making their travel arrangements.

“We are also aware many passengers won’t have flown for a long time so would always encourage them to prepare for their airport journey in advance, and to remind themselves of the rules around security and hand luggage.”

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