Millions of people from our region are to turn their backs on the Bank Holiday sunshine to head abroad.
And while Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester Airports experience one the year's busiest peaks - it's the roads that have been taking the strain.
With thousands heading off to the sun this weekend, Manchester Airport is preparing for what could be its busiest Easter ever.
Arrivals and departures are expected to exceed 200 thousand.
And 68 new security staff have been taken on just for the holiday period.
Spokeswoman Tricia Williams said people should allow plenty of time for checking in and boarding.
A poll from VisitEngland showed that around 3.4 million Britons are set to take an Easter break in the UK involving at least one overnight stay, providing an £800 million boost for the UK economy.
Around 6.5 million Britons are planning day trips over the holiday period, with a further 9% undecided whether to have a break involving an overnight stay, the survey revealed.
VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said: "The industry has rallied following the severe weather earlier this year. It's business as usual for tourism with a full line-up of events and offers across the country, and destinations ready and waiting to welcome visitors this Easter break."
An estimated 1.6 million Britons are heading abroad for the holiday. Over the Easter weekend, 110,000 passengers will leave from Manchester Airport.
Popular foreign spots for those going overseas include Spain and its islands, Turkey, Tunisia and Florida, according to UK travel organisation Abta. Top city destinations are Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome and New York, while bookings for UK breaks are described by Abta as "healthy".
There is disruption to flights to and from Manchester Airport due to an inspection of the runway being carried out.
An aircraft has recently landed with smoking brakes and airfield operations are inspecting the runway for an debris. The aircraft is still on the runway. Click here for more.
A new flight between Hong Kong and Manchester Airport has been announced. The four-times-weekly service will start on 8 December 2014.
It's hoped the service will help strengthen business links between the North West and China.
Replacement bus service running on Northern Rail between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport due to over running engineering works at Manchester Airport.
A man has been charged with drug smuggling after Border Force officers at Manchester Airport seized heroin worth an estimated £280,000.
Muhammad Ashfaq, 42, appeared before Trafford Magistrates on Monday 10 February, charged with the importation of a Class A drug.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on 3 March, 2014.
The discovery was made on Friday 7 February as officers inspected a mishandled bag that should have arrived the previous day on a flight from Islamabad.
Saudi Airlines, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia, has announced a return to Manchester Airport with a direct route between Manchester and Jeddah starting in March.
The airline last operated from Manchester in 2007 and Manchester Airport say the new Jeddah route is expected to attract a range of leisure and business passengers.
Manchester Airport welcomed the Boeing 747-8 Freighter (B747-8F) landed from Hong Kong this morning. The new aircraft will fly on a regular basis on the Manchester to Hong Kong route and is capable of carrying over 130 tonnes of cargo.