Manchester Airport

international airport in Manchester, England

Manchester Airport (IATA: MAN, ICAO: EGCC) is an important airport in Manchester, England. It opened to passengers in June 1938. It was first called Ringway Airport. During World War II it officially became RAF Ringway, and from 1975 until 1986 the title Manchester International Airport was used. The airport is almost all within the city of Manchester boundaries—the exception being the second runway, which lies mostly in Cheshire Manchester Airport had the most passengers in the Uk outside of London with 22.1 million people in 2007.

Manchester Airport
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Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorManchester Airports Group
LocationGreater Manchester
Elevation AMSL257 ft / 78 m
Coordinates53°21′14″N 002°16′30″W / 53.35389°N 2.27500°W / 53.35389; -2.27500
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R 3,048 10,000 Concrete/Grooved Asphalt
05R/23L 3,047 9,997 Concrete/Grooved Asphalt

Manchester Airport competes with other airports nearby such as Liverpool Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport.


  1. "UK Aeronautical Information Service". AIS. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2007-11-04.

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