As Manchester Airport heads towards what would normally be ones of its busiest months of the year, the Northern hub is updating customers on its latest developments.
With the UK Government removing Spain from the travel corridors list at the weekend, passengers should be aware that they now need to quarantine on return to the UK. Furthermore, due to the change in policy, some carriers have taken the decision to cancel flights to Spain and its islands, so passengers should check with their airline if they have any specific flight enquiries.
Due to the fast-moving nature of the decision surrounding Spain, the airport has made the decision to relax its refund policy for passengers impacted by the changes. Passengers should contact the airport’s customer services team if they have any queries.
It is also important to take account of the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Travel advice relating to any restrictions in your destination. This can be found here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
In addition to the scores of the flights that have already re-started, this week sees the return of:
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
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 different ones than they normally would.
For more than a month 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:
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.
In Terminal Two MAG Hospitality is also providing a café style takeaway, offering a range of hot and cold beverages, and light snacks and sandwiches. This service will finish on Friday as more retail outlets open.
Escape Lounges in Terminals One and Two are now open but with restricted opening hours.
Rad Taylor, Operations Director at Manchester Airport, said: “As we continue to see the return of more airlines and destinations for our passengers to fly to, we remain fully committed to ensuring their safety throughout their airport journey.
“It is pleasing routes are increasing each week, giving passengers who want to travel the choice and opportunity to do so. This is why we now have all three terminals in operation, to allow passengers to maintain and keep a safe distance whilst on site.
“I’d like to thank all our passengers for continuing to abide by the measures in place during these uncertain times, and also thank all our staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe travel for all.”