Manchester Airport Enhances Arriving Passenger Experience with Comprehensive Guide

Manchester Airport Enhances Arriving Passenger Experience with Comprehensive Guide

(IN SHORT) Manchester Airport is committed to providing a seamless experience for arriving passengers, offering a comprehensive guide to navigating the airport efficiently. From passport control procedures, flight transfers, and baggage collection to accommodation options, dining choices, and public transport, the guide ensures travellers have all the necessary information at their fingertips. With dedicated passport lanes, fast-track options, convenient transfer services between terminals, and a variety of accommodation and dining options, Manchester Airport aims to make the arrival process as smooth and stress-free as possible for weary travellers. Additionally, the centralised public transport hub provides easy access to various destinations across Greater Manchester and beyond, further enhancing the overall passenger experience.

(PRESS RELEASE) Manchester, UK, 2024-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — After a long journey, navigating an airport might not be the most appealing thought for weary travellers – but Manchester Airport is investing in providing a world-class experience for arriving passengers. Whether you’re dashing to make a connection or looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat before your onward journey, our one-stop guide for arriving passengers has you covered.

Passport Control

Passport Control at Manchester Airport is controlled by UK Border Force, which is a branch of the Home Office, a UK Government department. The airport is not involved in administering this process, but at peak times will allocate staff to support UK Border Force colleagues by directing passengers through this part of their journeys.

When you arrive at the border, you will find signage pointing you in one of three directions, each with designated passport lanes;

–        British passport holders

–        EU, EEA or Swiss nationals

–        Non-EU nationals.

Wait times can vary depending on how many passengers are arriving at the same time as you, but are typically under 15 minutes. Passport Control Fast Track is available from just £5 per person, which allows you to use a dedicated express lane.

Please have your passport open at the photo page ready for scanning, and do not use mobile phones in this area.

Flight transfers

If you’re catching a connecting flight from a different terminal, and are travelling with hand luggage only, you can now transfer directly between Manchester Airport’s three terminals via a transfer bus service, which operates between the Terminal 2 Flight Transfer Centre, Terminal 1 Gate 20C and Terminal 3 Gates 150A / 150D. Ask a member of the Customer Experience team for more information.

Collecting your bags

Details of the relevant baggage carousel will be displayed on the information screens when you arrive in the baggage reclaim hall.

On a busy flight, there will be hundreds of pieces of luggage to process, many of which may be of a similar size, shape and colour to your own. To help you quickly identify your bag, you could attach a distinguishing luggage tag or sticker.

Staying over at the airport

If you have a connecting flight the next day, you might want to stay close by – and there are a multitude of convenient options on the airport site for a one-night stay, to suit all budgets, including;

–        Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport

–        Holiday Inn Manchester Airport

–        ibis budget Manchester Airport

–        Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport, an IHG Hotel

–        Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport

–        DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Airport

The Radisson Blu is directly accessible via the Skylink glass bridge between the Airport Station and Terminal Two, while the Holiday Inn and ibis budget are also directly opposite Terminal Two. The Clayton Hotel, Crowne Plaza and DoubleTree by Hilton are all walking distance from Terminals One and Three.

Places to eat and drink

Each of the airport’s terminals offers a mix of cafes and restaurants in the arrivals area, once you have collected your bags.

Terminal 1’s popular Hangar restaurant offers an ever-changing menu and local beer on draft, while the likes of Greggs and Pret-a-Manger are also available for a grab-and-go snack.

In Terminal 2, options include Starbucks and M&S Food.

Terminal 3’s arriving passengers can avail themselves of a coffee at Caffe Nero or a sandwich in WHSmith, and the terminal also has a branch of Hangar.

Public transport

The Airport Station is a centralised hub for public transport links, comprising of a train station, tram station and bus / coach station.

Fast and direct train services into the middle of Manchester run up to every 15 minutes throughout the day, with direct links also available to places like North Wales, the Lake District, the North East and Crewe. Bus and tram services provide a network of local links across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and west Derbyshire, while coach services offer longer-distance connections to other major UK cities.

Media Contacts:

Michael Murphy-Pyle
Head of Media
07565 178 364

Alex Nash
Press Officer
07565 178 245

Source: Manchester Airport