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Manchester Airport to launch new drop-off site to reduce congestion

Manchester Airport has confirmed a new system to tackle congestion on its campus will go live on July 10th.

In March it announced it was creating a dedicated drop-off site from where passengers will be able to board a free shuttle service to their terminal.

The airport hopes the move will help ease growing levels of congestion.

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Those passengers still wanting to be dropped off directly outside the terminals will have to pay a £3 fee for five minutes or £4 for 10.

For those collecting passengers at car parks outside each terminal there will be a cost of £4 for 30 minutes.

The drop-off site is located at the current Jetparks 1 site, near to Terminal 2.

Manchester Airport: Behind the scenes

When you arrive at the airport to fly overseas or to greet a loved one coming home, there's usually little time to notice what keeps it all going in the background. There are huge numbers of people working in different parts of the airport. All trying to make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

On it's 80th birthday Sarah Rogers was given access all areas to take a look at one day in the life of Manchester Airport:

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Flash mob proposal at Manchester Airport

A woman returning from holiday to Manchester Airport got the surprise of her life - after being greeted by a flashmob in Arrivals.

It was all done for Karen so her partner Chops could ask one very important question...

Manchester Airport celebrates 80th birthday

Manchester Airport Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/PA Images

Manchester Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday.

It's being marked with a special poem by poet Tony Walsh and a film reflecting its progress since it accepted its first passengers in 1938.

The event is taking place in the airport's station where staff past and present are gathering alongside businesses to celebrate the milestone.

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Part of Manchester Airport evacuated after cracks appear in wall

Passengers have been evacuated from a section of Manchester Airport after reports the floor began to ‘collapse’.

Photos shared on Twitter show a crack which appeared beside a metal beam where travellers were boarding a flight to Palma at gate 212 in Terminal Two.

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The airport say another crack has appeared in the floor which is causing the issue.

The fire service were called to the scene and passengers were evacuated from the gate as a safety precaution.

Gate 212 is housed inside a temporary building while work is taking place at the airport.

Passengers said they heard a loud noise at around 7am and began to panic.

They were then evacuated onto the airfield and airport staff then explained what was happening.

The incident is only affecting passengers travelling from gate 212 and is not having an impact on other flights, the airport said.

A spokesman for the airport said the gate was evacuated due to a crack in the floor and not the wall.

They added: “A small crack appeared in the floor. We have evacuated one flight as a precaution in that area.”

BREAKING: Two arrested in connection with Manchester Airport death

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of William Brent Taylor at Manchester Airport.

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Shortly after 8.25am this morning police were called to reports of an assault at a car park at Terminal 2 of Manchester Airport.

A 57-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital where he sadly died.

Enquiries remain ongoing at the scene.

Two men, aged 55 and 26, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and remain in custody for questioning.

A post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:

We have specially trained officers supporting the man’s family at what is understandably an incredibly difficult time and our thoughts remain with them.

“We have two men in custody but our investigation is still in its very early stages. Several witnesses are currently helping us with our enquiries.

– Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones
  • Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 0250 quoting reference number 455 of 06/04/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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