The key things you need to know about Manchester Airport this week: 19 August
There are now more than 120 different destinations people can travel to from Manchester Airport, with TUI and Pegasus among the airlines relaunching further routes this week. Flights: Seven countries were removed from the UK Government’s ‘travel corridors’ list late last Thursday, including France, Malta and the Netherlands. Passengers should be aware that they will now need to quarantine on return to the UK if travelling to destinations removed from the travel corridors list. They are reminded to check the latest Government guidance on travel corridors and requirements upon returning to the UK: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors Some carriers might cancel services to destinations that are removed from the list, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight enquiries. It is also important to take account of the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions in your destination, available at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. A number of airlines are continuing to reintroduce routes to popular sunshine destinations, including some which aren’t currently subject to automatic quarantine requirements on your return to the UK such as Italy, Turkey and Cyprus. The following routes relaunch this week: Airline Destination Iberia Madrid (Spain) Pegasus Dalaman (Turkey) TUI Larnaca (Cyprus); Paphos (Cyprus); Naples (Italy) UK Government Passenger Locator Form With the Government’s relaxation of quarantine, and introduction of travel corridors, all passengers arriving into Manchester Airport need to be ready for UK Border control by completing a Passenger Locator Form. Upon arrival they will need to show either a print-out of the form or have it on their phone. A link to access the Government’s form is here: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk Terminals: All three of Manchester Airport’s terminals are in operation, as more airlines resume services and retail outlets start to re-open. Passengers are advised to check which terminal they’re flying from before arriving at the airport, as some airlines are operating from a different terminal than usual. Safety Measures: For the last two months the airport has introduced a range of measures to keep all passengers and staff safe. These include wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, Perspex screens, bookable security slots and temperature checks. Details on all of the measures can be found here: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus The airport also encourages passengers to watch this video before coming to the airport, to ensure they are as prepared as possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=066EkSedbFo Retail Offering: As more and more passengers and flights return, as has the airport’s retail offering. In addition to passengers being able to purchase food and drink, they can also take advantage of the free water fountains across the site to fill up empty bottles. Escape Lounges in Terminals One and Two are now open but with restricted opening hours. New units opening within the last week include Victoria’s Secret and Temptation, both airside in Terminal One. A number of ATM’s now available across the airport in both airside & landside locations. Travelex Bureaus in Terminals One and Three will reopen for foreign currency exchange this Friday. Opening this week: Terminal One – Giraffe – airside – 17th August Terminal One – Bar MCR – airside – 20th August Terminal One – Travelex Bureau – airside and landside– 21st August Terminal Three – Travelex Bureau – airside and landside – 21st August Already open: Terminal One – JD Sports – airside Terminal One – Hamleys – airside Terminal One – Dixons – airside Terminal One – WH Smith – landside and airside Terminal One – Burger King – airside Terminal One – Grain Loft – airside Terminal One – Starbucks – airside Terminal One – Fat Face – airside Terminal One – Pret a Manger – airside and landside Terminal One – Biza – duty free Terminal One – Playnation – airside Terminal One – Timberland – airside Terminal One – Boots – landside and airside Terminal One – Greggs – landside Terminal One – Spar – landside Terminal One – Next – airside Terminal One – AeroSpa – airside Terminal One – Direct Dry Cleaning – landside Terminal One – Excess Baggage – landside Terminal One – Jo Malone/Bobbi Brown – airside Terminal One – Attitude – airside Terminal One – Upper Crust – airside Terminal One – Café Balzar – airside Terminal One – Biza (Duty Free) – arrivals Terminal One – Clarins – airside Terminal One – Dune – airside Terminal One – Paperchase – airside Terminal One – Victoria’s Secret – airside Terminal One – Temptation – airside Terminal Two – Caffe Nero – airside Terminal Two – Biza (duty free) – airside Terminal Two – Spinning Jenny – airside Terminal Two – JD Sports – airside Terminal Two – Playnation – airside Terminal Two – Greggs – landside Terminal Two – WH Smith – airside Terminal Two – Boots – airside Terminal Two – Burger King – airside Terminal Two – Camden – airside Terminal Three – WH Smiths – landside (arrivals) Terminal Three – Boots – airside Terminal Three – Pork & Pickle – airside Terminal Three – WH Smith – airside Terminal Three – Caffe Nero – landside Terminal Three – Biza – duty free Terminal Three – Lion & Antelope – airside Terminal Three – KFC – airside Terminal Three – Costa Coffee – airside Ground Transport Interchange – Caffe Nero A spokesperson for Manchester Airport said: “It is pleasing to see further services returning to Manchester Airport this week, including several destinations that are currently on the UK Government’s travel corridors list. The return of Giraffe and Bar MCR to Terminal One is great news too, providing passengers with far greater choice for a bite to eat or a drink before jetting off. “The protection of public health is rightly the number one priority at moment, even though it may be disappointing for those passengers due to travel to countries like France, Malta and the Netherlands who now have to quarantine for 14 days on their return. “At the same time, we continue to talk to Government about restrictions being lifted on travel to popular destinations where infection rates fall to acceptable levels. “We would also encourage all passengers to familiarise themselves with the rules and advice in place, via www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. They should also check any guidance issued by the authorities in their destination.” For more information see www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus.