MANCHESTER Airport has introduced a range of new safety measures as flying resumes to a range of destinations from today (Monday).

The airport has been carrying out a trial of measures for a number of weeks ahead of official government guidance being confirmed last week.

Now it has updated its advice to passengers so they know how to prepare for their journeys and what to expect when they get to the airport.

The new safety measures are aimed at allowing people to travel with confidence, and include wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, bookable security slots and temperature checks.

Full information on the airport’s measures and latest Covid-19 advice can be found at

Brad Miller, chief operating officer at Manchester Airport, said: “As we see the return of more airlines and destinations for our passengers to fly to it becomes even more important to ensure our passengers feel safe and have the latest information to hand before they travel.

“We’ve been trialling a lot of safety measures for the last month to ensure they are appropriate and firmly in place ahead of airlines ramping up their operations.

“We are confident we have the right mix of things in place to facilitate safe travel and allow passengers to fly with confidence.

“As well as having all our safety measures in place, we also ask that all passengers play their part in keeping themselves and others secure.

“This includes coming to the airport in a face covering and keeping a sensible distance from others when possible across the airport campus.

“I’d like to thank all our passengers for continuing to abide by the measures in place during these uncertain times, and also thank all our staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe travel for all.”

As passenger volumes begin to increase, from July 1 Manchester Airport will re-open Terminal Three to spread out the number of people and allow people to maintain and keep a sensible distance.