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Manchester Airport Guide

Manchester International Airport is the UK’s 12th busiest airport and is located in Ringway, Manchester. About 20 million passengers use the airport every year. The airport is managed and owned by Manchester Airport Groups. It consists of three passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. Manchester airport along with Heathrow is one of the two airports in the United Kingdom that operates two runaways. The airport was opened in the year 1928 and it has grown into one of the most important international airports. It serves 95 airlines and more than 180 international and domestic destinations.

All terminals in the airport are well maintained and have contemporary facilities such as self check in, baggage storage, pay phones and wireless connectivity. Terminal 3 is the newest addition to the airport and primarily serves British Airways. Terminal 1 has a post office for all last minute mail and couriers. Four major hotels which serve passengers wishing to stay at the airport are Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, Hilton and Bewleys Hotel. Some cheaper options are also available within a 5 mile radius from the airport. For business travellers the airport offers conference rooms and business lounges at terminal 1 and 2. These places of luxury have fast broadband connection and charging docks. Snacks and magazines are complimentary for all users.

National Express coach operates coach transfers between the airport and city. Taxis can be hired outside of the terminal buildings with great ease. Car hire options with chauffeurs are also available at the airport. The airport also provides ample parking space for both long and short haul vehicles.

If you are travelling with small children, Manchester airport has all facilities which relieve you of the stress as there are infants rooms in all the terminals and family lounges in terminals 1 and 2 are suitable to unwind and give your family a relaxing ambience before they embark on their long journey. There are also play areas in these terminals which make children feel more comfortable. The staff at the airport can be contacted during all times for any kind of assistance.

When you are in Manchester Airport, duty free shopping is something you would be happy to indulge in. Get your favorite wines or cigars or buy the best perfumes for your loved ones, all duty free!! All terminals have enough shops to quench the thirst of shopaholics visiting the airport. To refuel yourself after all that shopping, pick a snack or coffee at one of the food stalls in the airport. The airport also has bars and fine dining restaurants.

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