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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport lies approximately 8½ miles to the south west of Manchester city centre. It is the largest, and busiest, airport in the UK outside the London area. The airport comprises three terminals and a goods terminal and provides flights to over 200 destinations. It is the only British airport other than London Heathrow to operate two runways over 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in length.

The airport officially opened (as Ringway Airport) in 1938. During the war, it was called RAF Ringway and, between 1975 and 1986, Manchester International Airport. It is owned and managed by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which is a holding company owned by the ten metropolitan borough councils of Greater Manchester. The airport has good transport links and is served by the M56 motorway and by Manchester Airport railway station which provides extensive rail connections. The Metrolink tramway extension opened in November 2014, providing a tram link between the airport and the city centre.
by David Dixon

Created: Fri, 19 Apr 2013, Updated: Mon, 20 Jul 2015


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SJ8284 : Manchester Airport Terminal 3 by Gerald England
SJ8185 : Terminal Road South by Gerald England
SJ8182 : Radar Towers by David Dixon
SJ8184 : Hawker Siddeley Nimrod XV231, Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park by David Dixon
SJ8284 : Heading for a non-existent flight by Bob Harvey
SJ8185 : Terminal 2 apron by DS Pugh
SJ8184 : Airbus A320 at Manchester Airport by David Dixon
SJ8284 : Fire Service Training Area, Manchester Airport by David Dixon
SJ8184 : Manchester Airport - Shuttle Buses by David Dixon
SJ8184 : Loading baggage at Manchester Airport by David Dixon
SJ8184 : Take Off by David Dixon
SJ8385 : Aircraft on final approach by DS Pugh
SJ8184 : Towards the airport control tower by DS Pugh
SJ8184 : Air France Jet Taking Off From Manchester Airport by David Dixon
SJ8284 : Manchester Airport by Gerald England
SJ8083 : Airport Road Tunnel, Wilmslow Road by David Dixon
SJ8185 : Palma Avenue by DS Pugh
SJ8184 : Taxiing towards the Terminal by David Dixon
SJ8285 : The Airport Pub & Grill, Manchester Airport by David Dixon
SJ8185 : Manchester Airport Tram Terminus by Adrian Taylor
SJ8184 : Boeing 777 Landing at Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8185 : Terminal 2 extension aircraft stands by DS Pugh
SJ8184 : Manchester International Airport (Ringway) by David Dixon
SJ8284 : Coming In To Land at Manchester Airport by David Dixon
SJ8185 : Hong Kong Avenue by DS Pugh

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