Manchester Airport has said it will fully reopen Terminal 3 this week due to “increased demand” following the Easter travel chaos and queues
Manchester Airport has confirmed it will fully reopen its Terminal 3 later this week to meet “increased demand following the easing of travel restrictions”.
The terminal will reopen on April 22 with a number of stores including WHSmith, Boots and Costa.
Terminal 3 partially reopened at the end of March, but will reopen fully to passengers flying on airlines such as British Airways, Ryanair and British Airways (you can see the full list below).
Manchester Airport has been one of the airports hardest hit by chaotic passenger queues, with some travelers reporting having to wait four hours for people such as airport security. The staff shortage caused by Covid was one of them five key factors putting UK airports in trouble under the pressure when sun-seeking Brits rush to book public holidays.
Log in Mirror’s travel newsletter for more holiday updates, tips and offers.
Despite the terminal reopening, Manchester Airport is still asking Brits to arrive three hours before their flight to allow for possible delays at check-in and in security queues.
Holidaymakers are also asked to prepare before going through security to minimize queues, e.g. B. Taking large electronic items out of their bag, sticking to liquids and gels under 100ml and storing them in a clear resealable bag.
British families faced chaotic scenes over the Easter holidays, with both airport delays and canceled flights due to staff shortages and a surge in demand.
In fact, research by aeronautical analysis firm Cirium has revealed that over 1,236 flights in the UK were canceled by airlines between March 28th and April 12th – a 428% increase compared to the same period in 2019.
The Interior Ministry has also asked the British to do so now check their passports before the summer holidaysas passport applications can currently take up to 10 weeks to process due to a post-pandemic backlog.
It is estimated that over five million people have had their passport applications delayed in 2020 and 2021.
Still, it’s not all doom and gloom for sun-seeking vacationers.
In recent months, a large number of countries have has scrapped the Covid travel rules entirely including Mexico and Iceland, and many vacation hotspots are easing their restrictions.
Airlines departing from Terminal 3
Passengers flying on the airlines listed below should now check in at Manchester Airport Terminal 3. The arrivals are also exited through this building.
- British Airways
- Eastern Airlines
- Iberia Express
Learn more at manchesterairport.co.uk.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/uk-ireland/manchester-airport-fully-reopen-terminal-26745687 Manchester Airport fully opens Terminal 3 to handle the onslaught of holidaymakers