Manchester Airport, is an international airport in Ringway, Manchester, England. Located 14 km south west of Manchester’s city centre, Manchester Airport is the largest outside the London region and ranked as the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger numbers. Manchester Airport provides flights to around 225 destinations – more than any other airport in the United Kingdom.
Officially opened in 1938 as Ringway Airport, the airport was used as a based for the Royal Air Force during World War II. Today, the airport’s official name is Manchester International Airport.
It has three passenger terminals (Terminals 1, 2 and 3), interconnected by the Skylink which also connects the terminals to the rail station and the Radisson BLU Hotel. Manchester Airport serves many international carriers which offer direct flights to major destinations worldwide. North American carriers at Manchester include American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines. British Airways currently operates a high frequency shuttle to their main hub at Heathrow Airport from Manchester Terminal 3. Manchester Airport also serves some overseas routes by seasonal charter flights to various holiday destinations.
The airport is well-served by an efficient public transport system and is very easily reached from all parts of Manchester and the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. Manchester Airport is linked by a railway connection to the city centre. Trains connect the airport to Manchester Piccadilly Station and other railway stations mainly throughout northern England, including Crewe, Wigan, and Southport with some trains coming from as far as Edindurgh.
A Metrolink service from Cornbrook Station to the Airport runs at 12 minute frequency. Travel time along the 15-stop line between Cornbrook take approximately 35 minutes. Buses, shuttles, and coach services serve Manchester Airport and operate to various locations and even destinations as far as Dublin. Taxi ranks are also available at all three terminals. The drive from airport to Manchester city centre approximately takes 20 minutes.
Manchester is located in the northwest region of England, and has grown from its industrial roots into a modern and multifaceted city that is a major hub for culture and economy as seen in its many museums, shopping destinations, heritage structures and institutions. Considered as the 'capital' of the north of England, Manchester is particularly renowned for its sporting and music heritage.
Getting around Manchester is fairly easy with its very efficient public transport system. Metroshuttle is a free bus service which runs three routes which between them cover most of the major areas in the city centre. These bus routes can be caught straight from all city centre railway stations.
Manchester also has an extensive mass-transit system called Metrolink, or more fondly known as 'The Tram' or 'Met'. Taxis are also easy to get within the city and are considerably cheaper than in London.
Manchester is definitely buzzing with a youthful vibe and a cutting edge character that has attracted visitors from all over to the city. There is always something exciting to see and do in Manchester.
This friendly urban haven offers aan array of interesting attractions to suit all interests. Its city centre's many attractions are easily reached on foot, and walking provides the perfect opportunity to take in the city. Here are some of of the must visit attractions --
Located in the city’s in Millenium Quarter, the Manchester Cathedral is the widest cathedral in England. Done in the distinctive Perpendicular Gothic style, the cathedral is noted for its carved choir stalls and pulpitum and the medieval Hanging Bridge in its Visitor Centre.
Manchester Town Hall
This imposing and beautiful neo-Gothic masterpiece is a symbol of the wealth and power of Manchester during the Industrial Revolution. Free tours can be arranged and the state rooms are generally open to visitors when not otherwise in use.
John Rylands Library
This top attraction features the 'Manchester Fragment', the earliest known fragment of the New Testament, part of St. John's gospel found near Alexandria and dating from the first part of the second century, shortly after the gospel itself was first written.
Owned and administered by the University of Manchester, the highlights of this popular museum include a fossil skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex and Egyptology, including painted mummy masks of the Roman era.
The football stadium in Old Trafford is home of world-famous Manchester United. It is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom after Wembley Stadium in London.
Manchester has a temperate maritime climate and rarely gets too warm or too cold. It has it particular charm at different times of the year, and is generally a good holiday destination spring and summer months. Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Manchester International Airport in Manchester, England on Skyscanner Philippines.
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