Green light given for £1bn Manchester airport development

Green light given for £1bn Manchester airport development

Manchester airport has won the green light for a £1 billion transformation scheme.

The 10-year project will see terminals expanded and improved plus new transfer facilities at the two runway airport.

The planning consent covers a series of 60 enhancements dubbed the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP).

US pre-clearance will allow passengers to clear immigration, customs, and agricultural inspection by US Customs and Border Protection before boarding their flight.

Self-service check-in will be introduced together with around 50 food and beverage outlets and shops.

New aircraft stands and piers will provide better departure gate facilities, while an improved surface access road system making it easier for people to get to and from the airport.

Transformation programme director, Brad Miller, said: “Everyone at Manchester airport is delighted that a significant piece of our £1 billion 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.”

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