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Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Terminal 1 Information


Manchester Airport Terminal 1 is utilized by air carriers with scheduled and charter businesses, flying to Western european and other global places. It is the biggest terminal at Manchester Airport. It was launched in 1962 by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip and it is a base for EasyJet, Jet2, Small Planet Airlines and Thomas Cook. Various other airline carriers that fly out of Terminal 1 consists of Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Turkish Airlines.

Terminal 1 has twenty-nine stands, of which fifteen have airbridges, and is the biggest of the 3 terminals. Terminal 1's existing capability is approximately eleven million passengers a year. in comparison with an yearly capability of 2.5 million passengers when it initially launched.

In summer 2009, a £50 million renovation procedure for Terminal 1 was finished. As part of the renovation, which took over two years, a new £14 million 14-lane security area launched during April 2008. The terminal's arrivals zone has since been refurbished with extra refreshments and shopping amenities. Terminal 1's departure lounge has been extended with a better choice of stores and eateries, preceding the virtual removal of the landside zone, and extra executive lounges have been installed. Preceding the 2007 smoking ban, the interior ventilated smoking room in the departure lounge was shut, nevertheless this was upgraded in 2010 by a rooftop smoking verandah to allow passengers to smoke after transferring through security.


Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Facilities


Terminal 1 Departures


  • Bureau de Change:  Currency Exchange for all your currency needs and latest exchange rates.
  • Cash Dispensers:  Go to Arrivals. Barclays, Link and NatWest in main concourse accept most cards.
  • Children's Play Area:  There is a dedicated area that offers a chance for young children to play or watch TV in a special children's area. Located in the departure lounge in Terminal 1 and open 24 hours a day. Children must be supervised by parents at all times.
  • Information Desk:  The main information desk is located in Arrivals. Courtesy phones link passengers directly to the information desk, look for the blue phones. There is an information desk after security in the departures area.
  • Internet:  Passengers can gain wireless access to the internet via their laptop or PDA from cafés and seating areas across all three terminals. It also provides free access to the Manchester Airport website.
  • Left Luggage:  On Arrivals level in corridor to Airtours check-in. Also deals with lost and found property. Open 08:00-20:00, £5 per item per 24 hours.
  • Luggage Trolleys:  Plentiful and free on the lower level Arrivals floor and on the terminal forecourt.
  • Pay Phones:  In catering and shopping areas.
  • Postal Services:  Post box before Security Control. Nearest Post Office in Arrivals.
  • Restaurants & Bars:  All food and drink outlets are now located on the mezzanine level with good choice and excellent views of the airport.
  • Shopping:  A reasonable selection of outlets is available selling leisure wear, gifts, confectionery and books.
  • Toilets:  Before passport control there are four toilet facilities. Baby change rooms are located in the women's toilet in the shopping area and also in the food concourse. Most toilets have disabled facilities. After passport control there are two toilets, one with disabled and both with baby care facilities.

Terminal 1 Arrivals


  • Bureau de Change:  Two Bureau de Change, Currency Exchange and Post Office.
  • Buses:  Bus service to Manchester city and other destinations leaves from Terminal 1 International Arrivals. Access from mezzanine floor.
  • Car Hire:  Major companies located opposite terminal under the multi-storey car park.
  • Cash Dispensers:  Near steps to mezzanine level. Barclays, Link and NatWest machines cover most cards.
  • Food and Drink:  There is a Burger King and a Café Select in the Arrivals concourse.
  • Hotel Reservations:  Tourist Information Centre and First Option.
  • Information Desk:  In Arrivals Hall and BA Terminal Arrivals.
  • Left Luggage:  Baggage may be deposited at the discretion of the attendant. +44 (0)161 489 3463
  • Lost and Found:  A small charge is made for this service. +44 (0)161 489 3463
  • Luggage Trolleys:  Free, numerous.
  • Meeting Point:  There is a large meeting point in the arrivals area in front of WH Smiths.
  • Pay Phones:  Available in public lounge near exits. Free blue phones provided for airport information service.
  • Postal Services:  A Post Office/Travelex is available next to the Information desk.
  • Shopping:  Hairdresser catering for men, women and children.
  • Smoking:  Smoking areas are available outside all three terminal buildings and are clearly signposted.
  • Toilets:  Facilities with disabled and baby care needs are provided in the baggage reclaim area and at the end of the Arrivals lounge.

Terminal 1 Airside


  • Entertainment:  Video games are available in the Departures Lounge after Security Control.
  • Food and Drink:  After passport control is a small range of food and beverage outlets.
  • Pay Phones:  Throughout the lounge.
  • Postal Services:  None Airside - mail letters before clearing security and passport control.
  • Toilets:  Two toilet areas - one near the Veranda Cafe Bar, the other behind Tsunami.

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