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Air France and KLM move operations to Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport

By September 28, 2021 No Comments

Air France and KLM have moved from Terminal 1 to the newly expanded Terminal 2 of Manchester Airport and will begin flights from the new terminal as of today.

The extended terminal is the centrepiece of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme and features a brand new multi-storey car park attached to the terminal, new check-in halls, and several new retail and food outlets. Eligible Air France and KLM passengers will also be able to experience the brand new Escape Lounge in Terminal 2. Arriving passengers will benefit from the new immigration facility, which is four times larger than the current space, and a spacious arrivals hall

Fahmi Mahjoub, General Manager of Air France-KLM in the UK and Ireland commented: “We are extremely excited to move to the brand new Terminal 2 in the same year that we celebrated our 75th KLM anniversary of flying from Manchester Airport. Every year, Air France and KLM carry thousands of passengers from Manchester, highlighting the importance of global connectivity to the region. The new terminal clearly has a focus on improving the customer experience for both our departing and arriving passengers.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “This project was always about offering the modern airport experience that families and businesses across the North deserve as they travel through their international gateway to the world, and our new terminal certainly delivers on that goal. The new terminal will also be fully Covid 19 secure and will have a range of safety measures in place that passengers have experienced throughout the airport during the pandemic, including an enhanced cleaning and sanitising regime.”