With the opening of the new pier at Terminal 2, Manchester Airport celebrated the first real landmark moment of the planned £1 billion transformation. For the first time – on 25th March – the brand-new pier welcomed outgoing passengers for the first time. Flights to Funchal, Madeira and Naples, Italy were the first to leave from Pier One. To give you a bit more detail of what exactly has changed at the airport, what the future of Manchester Airport looks like, as well as what it means for the North West, we have produced this guide.
The opening of Pier One was the culmination of years of planning and eighteen months of construction and development. As well as providing departures and arrivals with extensive panoramic views of the airfield, the brand-new section of the airport is 218m long and will service 11 gates and airbridges. All airlines currently operating out of Terminal 2 will make use of the new pier and it is hoped that its development will bolster Manchester’s reputation as world-class airport.
Quieting customer concerns
Manchester Airport not only introduced the public to a new section of the airport, it also opened a multi-storey car park. It is part of the drive to improve access to the airport. Congestion had been a constant complaint of visitors and the level of investment made is intended to quieten these criticisms by making the airport more readily accessible.
Planning for the future
The foundation of Pier One and the multi-storey car park are just the start of a planned £1 billion investment into Manchester Airport. Combining contemporary aesthetics with ultra-modern services, the planned developments are designed to cement Manchester Airport’s position as a world-class airport. The website brands the new and improved airport the UK’s global gateway in the north and, with the latest raft of changes, they look set on fully living up to that title.
The extension is set to increase the footprint of the building by 150%. The increased capacity of the building is matched by improvements to Manchester’s runways and taxiways. Once developments have been completed, the runways will be large enough to serve 55 million passengers per year, while the new-and-improved taxiways will be able to accommodate larger aircraft which can fly to far-flung destinations.
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