Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK. Around 20 million passengers pass through every year. The airport is an important UK departure point for low-cost airlines Ryanair and EasyJet. Budget airlines Jet2.com and Flybe also have a very strong presence. The summer season sees a huge increase in flights, with tour operators Monarch, Thomson and Thomas Cook operating dozens of routes to the popular beach holiday regions of Europe and beyond. 2012 saw over 100 airlines operating routes to around 220 destinations.
A comprehensive choice of destinations includes virtually all of the key holiday airports in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, Egypt, Tunisia, Cyprus, Portugal and Italy. Manchester has an especially wide choice of routes to Spain and the Greek Islands. A strong presence from EasyJet and Ryanair ensures a choice of European city destinations that few UK airports can match. Flights head for 20 different airports in France alone! Both Italy and Germany are exceptionally well served. Seasonal winter flights head for key ski holiday airports in Switzerland, Austria and France. Long-haul flights head for India, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the USA, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Manchester also offers flights to Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland and an exceptional choice of domestic airports in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Main flight operators from Manchester:
Top 10 international destinations (passenger numbers) in 2011:
• Palma de Mallorca
Find live flight information at http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/