Manchester Airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK, and it's easy to see why. Located just south of the city of Manchester and well-connected to the rest of the country, it is a gateway to the north of England. The airport itself is spacious and modern with excellent facilities, so whether you're departing from Manchester Airport or have touched down at Manchester Airport Arrivals, you'll enjoy passing through.
With a wide range of domestic and international flights available, Manchester is the ideal place to start your journey. Getting across the UK is quick and easy by air, with a variety of destinations available from Manchester Airport with Flybe, including Edinburgh, Southampton and Belfast. From sitting back with a coffee to browsing the Manchester Airport shops before boarding, flying is certainly the most relaxing way to start your trip. So whether you're off for a business meeting, visiting family and friends or enjoying a relaxing city break, you can travel in style.
Our range of European flights are ideal for business travel and conferences, with quick routes to key cities including Paris and Amsterdam. Or if you're looking for a well-deserved city break, you'll be spoilt for choice with flights from Manchester to popular holiday destinations such as Nantes, Bergerac and Milan.
Heading further afield? At Flybe we have codeshare partnerships with Air France, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Emirates, Finnair and Virgin Atlantic, connecting you to over 200 worldwide destinations - so you can avoid the hassle of the going through the big London airports.
Getting to Manchester Airport and Car Parking
Manchester Airport benefits from excellent public transport links, including its own train station, as well as a choice of short stay and long stay parking options. Take a look at our Getting to Manchester Airport page for more detailed information about travelling to the airport.
Check-in and terminal details
There are three terminals at Manchester Airport, so it's important to make sure you head to the right place for your flight with Flybe.
All Flybe flights depart from Terminal 3. The terminal is well signposted, so follow the directions from the car parks or The Station, Manchester Airport's public transport hub. To get to Terminal 3 from The Station, you'll need to head along the travelators to Terminal 1, and then follow the covered walkway.
Once you've arrived at Terminal 3, head over to the Flybe check-in area. Wherever possible, we recommend that you check-in online before you travel, but if you're not able to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.
Facilities and lounges
As you'd expect from the UK's second biggest airport, Manchester Airport offers great facilities for passengers. Access to free WiFi for up to 60 minutes means you can easily get online before your flight, or after you arrive. There is also a paid premium service available if you need more time or to use the internet heavily.
If you'd like to enjoy an even better experience at Manchester Airport, why not book into the Terminal 3 Escape Lounge to unwind before your Flybe flight? Here you can take advantage of comfortable seating, complimentary drinks and snacks, newspapers and magazines, guest WiFi access and a great view of the runways - and stay within easy reach of your gate when it's time for boarding. Book the Manchester Airport Terminal 3 Escape Lounge here.
Shopping and restaurants
You can't beat a bit of retail therapy just before a flight, and at Terminal 3 of Manchester Airport, you can enjoy browsing in a range of well-known high street stores. Savvy shoppers can purchase a wide range of tax and duty free products, including the latest designer fragrances, spirits and jewellery.
To ensure that you don't fly hungry or thirsty, Terminal 3 offers great cafés, sandwich shops and restaurants. You can also pick up a selection of drinks and snacks from the newsagent.
Flybe and Manchester Airport wish to ensure that disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility have a seamless and pleasurable journey. At Flybe we are happy to pre-arrange assistance on your behalf. Please contact us on +44 (0) 207 3080812 or [email protected] at least 48 hours before your departure to let us know what assistance you require.
On arrival at the airport, please make yourself known either to airport staff or to Flybe check-in staff who will be happy to assist you.
There's a great choice of hotels close to Manchester Airport. For more information about hotels in Manchester and making the most of your stay in the city, take a look at our Visiting Manchester page. If you're visiting Manchester for a business trip, you'll also find our Business in Manchester page useful if you need to find conference spaces or a meeting venue.
Did you know?
Manchester Airport has three bat barns to house thousands of pipistrelle, brown long-eared and Brandt’s bats. It has also built badger setts, a mammal tunnel under the second runway and has 92 ponds full of frogs, toads, newts and insects!