UK’s Manchester Airport receives planning consent for £1bn transformation programme

6 March 2016 (Last Updated March 6th, 2016 18:30)

The UK's Manchester Airport has received planning consent from Manchester City Council for its £1bn airport transformation programme.

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The UK's Manchester Airport has received planning consent from Manchester City Council for its £1bn airport transformation programme.

Under the Manchester Airport transformation programme (MAN-TP), the airport will make a series of 60 enhancements over a ten-year period.

The improvement programme will provide new passenger services and a new contemporary design for the airport.

MAN-TP director Brad Miller said: "Everyone at Manchester Airport is delighted that a significant piece of our £1bn transformation programme has been given planning consent.

"This means work can truly begin on the project, which over the next decade will see the airport continue to develop as a global gateway for the UK, directly to and from the North.

"The enhancements the project will make will enable us to further adapt, modernise and transform the customer service experience we are able to offer passengers and airlines. It will also allow Manchester Airport to continue in its role as job creator and economic provider for Greater Manchester and the wider region."

The programme will expand and renovate Terminal Two, the airport's new primary terminal, while Terminal 3 will be redeveloped to meet the airport's increasing air traffic volumes.

"The enhancements the project will make will enable us to further adapt, modernise and transform the customer service experience we are able to offer passengers and airlines."

The project will also launch new airside transfer facilities, a US pre-clearance facility, and a security hall equipped with the latest technology for screening passengers.

The airport will be furnished with new self-service check-in facilities, stands and piers, and nearly 50 food and retail outlets.

Following the Manchester Airport Master Plan, the MAN-TP will implement improvements in phases to cause minimum disruption to airport operations.

Manchester Airport is the UK's third largest airport, serving more than 70 airlines and more than 210 short and long-haul destinations.

It is the only UK airport outside of London with direct routes to Beijing, Los Angeles, Miami, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Singapore, Atlanta, Washington and Boston.


Image: The Manchester Airport will undergo a series of 60 enhancements over a period of ten years. Photo: courtesy of techboy_t / Manchester Airport Pan.