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Flying to Manchester

Manchester, England is one of the largest cities in the U.K. It has transitioned from what used to be a very industry dependent city to a young, fast paced and constantly changing urban area. It hosts two of the largest universities in the United Kingdom namely Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

Visitors should make sure to attend a football match with one of the two world class clubs in Manchester - Manchester City and Manchester United. Both are consistently ranked among the world’s most elite teams.

Popular tourist attractions are Chinatown and The Village, the latter of which is where one can find the majority of the nightlife in the city. The Manchester Cathedral and the Town Hall are also interesting places to visit.

Manchester Airport (airport code MAN) is just less than 15 kilometres from the centre of Manchester, in Ringway. The airport has the most traffic of any United Kingdom airport outside of London .

Manchester Airport is a hub for BMI, Bmibaby, EasyJet, Flybe, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Jet2 and Thomson Airways. Of the more than 65 airlines that fly regularly scheduled flights into Manchester, these carriers that have hubs at the airport also fly to the most destinations.

Each year more than 150,000 flights arrive in or depart from Manchester Airport. Virgin Atlantic flies the most frequently of the airlines served at Manchester Airport, followed by BMI, Thomson, Lufthansa, Monarch and SAS Scandinavian.

Flight stats for Manchester - did you know?
  • Manchester is 13 km from Manchester Intl Airport (Manchester, UK).
  • Manchester Intl Airport (Manchester, UK)
    • Right now, 83 airlines operate out of Manchester Intl Airport.
    • Manchester Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 212 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,897 domestic flights and 3,724 international flights depart from Manchester Intl Airport.

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