The expansion will create space for 50 food and retail businesses
Richard Bell

Manchester Airport’s £1bn transformation moves forward

Manchester City Council’s planning committee has approved part of a transformative £1bn plan to improve services at Manchester Airport.

With consent secured, the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP) will expand and reconfigure Terminal 2, strengthening the airport’s offer for passengers and cementing its position as a key driver of the government’s Northern Powerhouse vision.

The programme’s director, Brad Miller, said of the decision: “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.”

He continued: “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.”

In addition to making Terminal 2 the airport’s primary terminal building, key aspects of the Transformation Programme include improvements to Terminal 3, new enlarged airside transfer facilities and a new security hall.

The expansion will also create space for 50 food and retail businesses.

Last month, Manchester Airport saw its route network expand with the introduction of three new services to Europe and another connecting the North West with Pakistan.

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