Manchester’s new expanded Terminal Two welcomed its first passengers today after a year’s delay due to the pandemic.
The terminal is the centrepiece of the airport’s £1bn transformation programme.
New features include a worker bee inspired honeycomb lighting feature and a giant media wall, plus new shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. More are due to open throughout the week as passenger numbers increase.
Jet2 and TUI are the first airlines to fly from the terminal while others are due to transition across in the coming weeks.
The airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart, said: “The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry means we are not able to immediately welcome as many customers and airlines into this fantastic new facility as we would have hoped.
“However, as Government restrictions continue to be eased, and travel to more destinations is opened-up in the weeks ahead, we will be making further announcements about the carriers and retailers operating from Terminal Two.”