Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020
Manchester Airport has decided to close Terminal 2 once again in the month of September as travel demand continues decrease due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 was closed down during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.K. and reopened back in July. However, due to the unprecedented change in situation the former will be closed down again. All flights from the airport will operate from terminals 1 and 3, starting next week.
Karen Smart, Managing Director, Manchester Airport, said in a press statement that throughout the pandemic, the airport have worked closely with airlines and retailers to align operations with demand and to deliver the best possible customer experience that included the introduction of several measures to keep passengers safe and provide them the confidence to travel through Manchester Airport, in line with government guidance. She mentioned that the decision to close terminal two again from September 2 has been undertaken keeping such factors in mind.
She also said that all such decisions are driven by the airport’s commitment to deliver the best possible airport experience to customers, colleagues as well as airline and retail partners. She informed that passengers who were due to fly from or into terminal two after the specified date would be required to contact their airlines to confirm which terminal their flight will be transferred to. She mentioned that car parking in Terminal 2 will also close effective of September 2, although customers who have booked parking after this date will be able to transfer their booking to an alternative car park.