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Manchester Airport – flight delay and flight cancellation



13483 flights tracked

27 flights delayed by >3 hours

61 flights cancelled

Manchester Airport is an international airport in the fifth largest city in the United Kingdom. It's 14 km southwest from the downtown area. It had more than 29.4 million air travellers in 2019. Manchester Airport It is the base for EasyJet, Loganair,, Ryanair and others.


Manchester M90 1QX, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Minimum Connection Time in Manchester Airport

A key factor to know when a route has a connecting flight is the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in the airport. It is always better to check it before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a deciding factor when a traveller makes a claim for compensation for a missed connection. Below you can find the minimum time needed for connecting flights in Manchester Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 40 min.
  • Between international flights: 40 min.

Manchester Airport terminals

Airport terminals are the areas or different buildings which enable passengers to move between ground transportation and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from an aircraft. It's important to know the terminal prior to getting to the airport when you depart or have a connection to another flight, because the terminals in larger airports might be a long distance from each other and travellers usually need additional time to get to the necessary one. In Manchester Airport there are 3 Terminals.

Terminal 1 – Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, EasyJet and others

Terminal 2 – AirCanada, Delta, Belavia and others

Terminal 3 – AirFrance, British Airways, Ryanair, KLM and others

How to get from Manchester Airport to city centre

It can be hard to find the most convenient way to reach the centre of the city when visiting a destination for the first time. Public transport is not always available right at the airport and taxis are often pricey. We suggest checking all the alternatives prior to the flight so you can find out what your choices are and can schedule your trip respectively. For the most up-to-date information and connections of public transport go here.

Manchester Airport train

  • TransPennine Express and Northern Rail
    Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester Airport buses

  • Line 43
    Direction: Manchester
    Travel time (approx.): 60 min.
    Operating hours: more information here
  • Line 103
    Direction: Manchester
    Operating hours: more information here
  • Line 199
    Direction: Buxton
  • Line 288
    Direction: East Didsbury

Manchester Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminals
    Travel time (approx.): 25 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price
    : 34 EUR

Where to have a rest in Manchester Airport

You might experience a prolonged layover between flights, for example if you have a delayed flight or your next flight departs the following day. In such cases, it is essential to know the places in the airport where you can have a good break or pass time before your flight.

Manchester Airport lounges

Lounges are facilities in the airport which provide travellers with services, such as food, beverages, relaxation zones, free WIFI and showers, so that travellers can wait in comfort.

  • Escape Lounge
    Location: Terminals 1, 2, and 3
    Price: 27 EUR
  • 1903 Lounge
    Location: Terminals 1 and 3
    Price: 37 EUR

Hotels near Manchester Airport

Sometimes if the lounges are not suitable enough for sleep, or your flight departs the following day, you may feel it is necessary to stay for the night in a hotel close to the airport. Various airports have hotels in the airport, while at others you might need to leave the airport vicinity to reach the nearest hotel. We have handpicked a selection of hotel possibilities in case you opt to stay overnight before your flight.

  • Britannia Airport Hotel
    Price: from 45 EUR per night
    Address: Palatine Rd, Northenden, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 4FH, the United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 871 222 0019
    Website: click
  • Trivelles Mayfair Hotel
    Price: from 36 EUR per night
    Address: 230 Wellington Rd N, Stockport SK4 2QN, the United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 161 432 2277
    Website: click

Manchester Airport cafes & restaurants

While travelling, it's essential to have enough food and drink. We have several alternatives for your needs, whether you're looking for an early breakfast, a sit-down dinner during a lengthy layover, or a snack to take on board with you. Go here to find a comprehensive overview of dining places in Manchester Airport.

  • Caffè NERO
    Description: pastries, sandwiches, coffee, snacks
  • Delice de France
    Description: French-style patisserie
  • Frankie & Benny's
    Description: Italian cuisine and burgers
  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
  • Upper Crust
    Description: baguettes & sandwiches

Manchester Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir buying to the last minute, or you just have time to spend before the flight, it's a good idea to visit the airport shops. To find the top shops for your needs, look at the guide below. Follow this link for a complete overview.

  • WHSmith
    Description: newspapers, magazines, books, drinks, snacks, and sweets
    Location: several stores in all terminals
  • Accessorize
    Description: bags, jewellry, beachwear
    Location: several stores in all terminals
  • Dixons Travel
    Description: electrical store
    Location: several stores in all terminals
  • Pandora
    Description: jewellry
  • Claire's
    Description: accessories
    Location: Terminal 2

Manchester Airport car hire

Sometimes you must travel by car, or it may be the most pleasurable mode of transportation for your trip. To make it easier for you to pick the best car rental company for your journey, we have provided a list below.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 843 309 3047
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours:
    Contact: +44 371 384 3414
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 344 544 6002
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 344 544 6002
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: +44 161 498 3300

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