Manchester airport

If you’re planning on catching a flight from Manchester airport to Malaga, you may need further information about the airport like its location or how to get there, continue reading to learn more about Manchester airport.

The airport is situated in the city of Manchester and it’s the most important airport in the UK in number of passengers.

History of the airport

This airport has its origin during the year 1934 when the city voted for its location as the city’s new airport, and was officially inaugurated in 1938.

It was used as a hangar for military planes during the second world war, and after the war the airport had a great continued growth in commercial flights, having its first transatlantic flight on the 28th of October 1953.

During the 90’s, they inaugurated the terminal 2 and the train station joining this way the international airport of Manchester with UK’s railway network.

About the airport

Manchester airport has 3 passenger terminals that can be crossed walking, joined by sliding platforms.

From Manchester airport they schedule regular direct flights to all over the world, including USA and Asia. The airlines that offer charter flights have their operations base at Manchester airport, amongst them are Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways.

Other British airlines have a great presence the same as Flybe, Monarch Airlines and Virgin Atlantic amongst others.

Manchester airport is one of the airports with the highest number of destinations in the world, only behind Amsterdam in number of international destinations.

Terminal 1

This terminal deals with the international traffic and is the base of, Monarch Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines. This terminal is conditioned for the Airbus A380.

Terminal 2

Used mainly for long-distance flights and holiday charter flights to international destinations. Some of the airlines operating in this terminal are Air France, Air Malta and KLM.

Terminal 3

Some of the airlines that operate from this terminal are American Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Flybe and Easyjet amongst others. From this terminal at Manchester airport they schedule flights to Heathrow and Gatwick.

Flights from Manchester airport

The flights to Malaga from Manchester are operated by the following companies:

- Swiftair,, Monarch Airlines and Thomas Cook from Terminal 1,

- Thomson from Terminal 2

- EasyJet and Ryanair from Terminal 3

Flights to Malaga:

Malaga airport, Spain 3h 0min with Monarch, easyJet and Ryanair.

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