Manchester Airport closes two terminals operating solely from Terminal 1 for the foreseeable future
| 20th March 2020
Drastic cuts in scheduled airlines services have been made in the aviation industry in response to the COVID-19 virus out-break.
Manchester Airport is having to act fast by responding to the significant fall in passenger volumes. Its bosses have taken the decision to close some of the airport’s terminals, meaning that anyone flying in and out of Manchester Airport will now depart and arrive at Terminal 1.
In a statement, a Manchester Airport spokesman explains: “Like all airports across the world, Manchester Airport has experienced a significant fall in passenger volumes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Given this reduction in departing and arriving flights, and the likelihood traffic will decline further, we have taken the decision to work towards operating from a single terminal.
“This will happen on Wednesday 25th March and all flights that were due to depart from Terminal Two and Terminal Three, will now do so from Terminal One. This means passengers should check-in and pass through security in Terminal One from this date.
“Anyone due to return to Manchester Airport will arrive into Terminal One, regardless of the Terminal they originally departed from. Those due to collect passengers from the Airport should also be aware of this change.
“In some instances, where people find themselves returning to a different Terminal from which they departed, and have a vehicle in one of Manchester Airport’s car parks, we will make the necessary arrangements for these customers to collect their vehicles and will be in touch with them in due course to explain how this will work.
“Anyone who has booked car parking or lounge access for Terminals Two or Three, and will be travelling on or after 25th March, will be able to transfer their booking to Terminal One.
“Those who have booked directly with us will be contacted proactively by email at the appropriate time. Those who have booked through a third party should contact the agent they used.
“Throughout this transition, we will have colleagues on hand to help passengers and will have extra wayfinding in place to guide people to the right places.
“More information on the change in terminals can be found on our website, or passengers can follow our social media channels for the latest advice and help.
“We would like to thank our customers for their understanding, and would also like to place on record our thanks to our colleagues, who have shown huge dedication and professionalism during this challenging time.”