Passengers using Manchester airport have been warned that the drop off location at Terminal Two will be changing from today (Thursday).

Drivers are being asked to drop off at ground level in a specially commissioned forecourt instead of using the ramp at the front of the building.

The diversion comes as work continues on a £1 billion airport transformation programme which started in the summer at the UK’s third biggest airport.

Passengers will see major changes to the airport through to 2019-20, with Terminal Two growing by 160% and offering the latest technological advances, new shops and food and beverage outlets.

A spokesman said: “As we look to transform Manchester airport through our £1 billion development, we have made some changes to the drop off area at Terminal Two.

“From October 19 we are asking customers to drop off at the ground level, before using lifts to access the departure level. Drop off remains free of charge.

“We want all passengers to have a smooth and stress-free experience, so we will have marshals and traffic signs in place to help passengers find their way. We have also been posting helpful information on social media to pre-warn people.”

For further information on the transformation programme, passengers can log onto a dedicated website where maps of the new location can be found at .