Manchester Airport (IATA code MAN) is a major airport located at Ringway in the City of Manchester, within Greater Manchester, UK. It is the busiest airport in the country outside the London region in terms of passenger numbers and offers flights to destinations across Europe, North America, Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Far East.
Here's a bit of history on Manchester Airport: After WWII the airport grew massively. The first trans-atlantic schedule commenced on 28 October 1953, operated by Sabena Belgian World Airlines to New York's Idlewild Airport (now JFK Airport). Twenty four hour operation was introduced on 1 April 1952. Another main runway extension (from 5,900 ft (1,800 m) to 7000 ft) was opened on 23 April 1958 permitting regular non-stop scheduled flights to North America. Terminal 1 was the airport's first purpose-built post-war terminal and opened in late 1962; Manchester was then the only airport in Europe to have aircraft piers. In 1972 the airport was renamed "Manchester International Airport" and was designated an "international gateway" in the 1980s.
Airlines using Manchester Airport include:
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