Published on : Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Manchester Airport has decided to move all operations into terminal one in response to the drop in passenger numbers as a result of England’s return to a national lockdown for a minimum period of four weeks. The will be effective from November 11 and remain in place until further notice.
As of now, all passengers will depart and arrive from the decided terminal and would not be allowed to use terminals two and three. Passengers returning to Manchester after this date whose vehicles are parked in the terminal three multi storey car parking will be contacted to advise and inform of the change.
The action take place as the U.K. government continues to advise against all but essential foreign travel. Travellers would have the risk of invalidated insurance policies if they fail to abide by the guidance. All passengers have advised to contact their airline regarding queries and are also encouraged to thoroughly read all guidance related to coronavirus from both the U.K. government and the authorities in their destination before travelling.
Karen Smart, Managing Director, Manchester Airport, said in a statement that the coronavirus pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to the airport and to the wider industry, but authorities are determined to provide passengers with the best possible service in the circumstances, ensuring both their safety and comfort.
She shared that once England’s second national lockdown was confirmed, the airport decided to undertake an appropriate plan of action that will safeguard the continued operation of the airport during the uncertain times. She mentioned that changing the operations immediately is straightforward and thanked the dedicated teams for their hard work in preparing for the scenario.
She stated that the decision would be kept under constant review and any further changes would be communicated to the customers. She also encouraged all passengers who will be travelling through Manchester Airport this month to ensure that they are familiar with all of the guidance in place, both from the U.K. government and at their destination.