Five more airlines are due to move into Manchester Airport’s new Terminal Two extension this week.
Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, airBaltic and Ethiopian Airlines will join Jet2.com, Tui and Singapore Airlines in flying from the extended area.
The first passengers to use the extesion of the “super terminal” were welcomed last week, with Jet2 customers fling from July 14 and Tui passengers from July 15 before Singapore Airlines’ first flights took off on July 17.
Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Brussels Airlines will all see their first departures from the extension on July 20, followed by airBaltic – a new carrier for the airport – on July 21 and Ethiopian Airlines on July 22.
A limited number of shops, bars and restaurants have opened their doors at the extension with M&S to follow on Wednesday and Accessorize’s outlet due to open on Thursday.
The remaining units will open as more airlines move across and passenger numbers increase.
There are two lounges – Escape and 1903, with a combined capacity of 400 passengers.
Manchester airport is advising passengers are also advised to “keep abreast” of government restrictions and advice including testing, quarantine and what passengers need to do before they travel. It has testing facilities on site, offering pre and post travel options.
Face coverings, Perspex screens and enhanced cleaning are still being used despite restrictions no longer being required by law from July 19.
Karen Smart, managing director of Manchester Airport, said: “Last week was such a huge and poignant milestone in Manchester Airport’s 83-year history as we opened our new Terminal Two extension.
“As the government continues to cautiously lift the lid on international travel restrictions, and gives more freedom to double vaccinated passengers, it’s great to see more of our airline partners resume services, increase frequencies and move across to their new home in Terminal Two.
“Not only will opening the new terminal help with our Covid-19 recovery, as passenger demand hopefully increases as more countries are added to the green list, but it will also give our customers the best experience as they jet off on their holidays.
“We understand many people haven’t flown in a long time due to the pandemic, but I’d like to reassure all our customers as we continue to implement the highest quality Covid-19 safety measures across Manchester airport.”