Flights from Manchester

Brief Introduction to the Airport

One of the world’s 50 largest airports, Manchester Airport operates flights to more than 200 destinations worldwide – more than any other airport in United Kingdom. It is considered as the third busiest airport in United Kingdom in terms of passenger traffic and the 21st busiest in Europe. Manchester Airport currently handles 20.8 million passengers per annum, with a spare capacity for up to 50 million per year. The airport has three terminals, another terminal specifically for goods, and two runways. The airport has received several accolades from different reputable names. Some of its awards include the prestigious industry recognition for customer service and ‘Best UK Airport’.


Where to go

Domestic (for Airports, within the same country)

There are several cities in England that you can visit after flying out of Manchester through the Manchester Airport. One of them is Bristol, which is the fourth top tourist destination in England. Widely known or its Victorian and Gregorian architecture, underground music, street art, and maritime history, among others, Bristol is one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. Discover Bristol’s roots by visiting the M Shed museum for free. Explore Brunel's ss Great Britain, the first iron-hulled, steam powered, ocean going ship in the world. Visit one of the most popular spots in the city, the Bristol Cathedral – founded in 1148 and features exceptional architecture. There are also a couple of places in the city that offers a spectacular view of Bristol. A short climb up Brandon Hill is definitely worth the effort. Then there’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Illuminated at night, if offers a magnificent view of the city. A historic city that’s well-known for its premier academic institutions, Cambridge is a fascinating destination for those who have an affinity with architecture of different structures and buildings in the city. Some of the places that you should not miss are King’s College (and King’s College Chapel), Queens’ College, and Trinity College. Visit some of Cambridge’s numerous museums like The Fitzwilliam Museum, The Folk Museum, and Kettle's Yard. The city is famous for rowing. You can watch one of the races that usually happen every last week of July.

Short Haul (6 hours or less from the origin)

Less than five hours from Manchester by plane is Dublin in Ireland. There are several activities that you can enjoy in this interesting city that will make your trip truly memorable. Perhaps the city’s most charming neighbourhood, Temple Bar is a hub of cafés, bars, art galleries, and architectural structures that merges with old streetscapes. Of course, a trip to Dublin is not complete without taking a pint of Guinness. Kehoe’s is one of the best bars where you can enjoy a pint, or maybe have any kind of drink at the city’s oldest microbrewery pub, Porterhouse. Visit the elegant Dublin Castle, stroll around Trinity College, watch great live Irish music at the Cobblestone, and taste some savoury pastries at Cake Café.

Long Haul (more than 6 hours flight time from the origin)

At the other side of the world is the exotic and exciting city of Jakarta in Indonesia. See its most famous landmark, Monas, a 127-metre monument that offers a great view of the city. Take a free trip to the Presidential Palace, or maybe visit one of Jakarta’s historical sites like Kota Tua. It is an old town that blends the contemporary with the city’s Dutch colonial influences. If you time your trip during Pekan Raya Jakarta/Jakarta Fair, you can witness several unique exhibitions, shows, and performances. But best of all, you can have a food trip in its enormous food exhibition that includes a wide range of cuisines. Looking to buy some exotic pieces? Go to Jalan Surabaya, an open-air antique market located in Menteng.

How to get out

Some of the airlines that fly out of Manchester are Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Flynas, KLM, Qatar Airways, and Ryanair.

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