Manchester Airport is a large international airport just outside the city of Manchester, in the North West of England. It is the third busiest in the United Kingdom, behind the London airports Heathrow and Gatwick. Manchester Airport services over 190 destinations, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. As such, there are always many flights in the air around the airport. Using our Flight Tracker, you can easily follow any of these flights live, from their starting place to their destination. Simply choose on the map which flight you would like to follow, and track it all over the world.
The History of Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport was opened in 1938 as Ringway Airport, and handled its first scheduled flight in the same year – a KLM flight to Amsterdam. During the second world war, the airport became an important base for training parachutists. After the airport returned to civilian use, it swiftly grew, and for many years was the busiest airport in the UK after Heathrow. In 2001 the second runway was finished, greatly expanding the airport’s potential for flights. The airport is ambitious in its plans for the future, with a number of expansion opportunities being considered. In the future there may be even more flights to track than today.
Destinations from Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is a hub for many airlines, who use the airport as a base to fly to destinations all over the UK and Europe. There are also several other low cost airlines who fly from Manchester, such as easyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair. With these you could fly to such places as Alicante, Barcelona, Funchal, Palma de Mallorca, and many other popular holiday destinations. Using the Flight Radar, it is easy to track any of these planes in the air, simply by selecting them and watching the flight progress in real time on the map.
Airlines at Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is the home base of Flybe airlines, who operate in the UK and Europe. It is also a centre for all kinds of airlines, such as Monarch, Thomson and Thomas Cook airlines. You could also take a flight with many other airlines, such as: Aer Lingus, American, Delta, Etihad, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, along with many more. All of these flights are easy to track through the skies using the Flight Radar.
Flying from Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport, with its excellent transport connections by road, and its own railway station, can be reached from all over the country with ease. However, due to its location in Manchester, it is particularly popular with people from the North West, North East and West Midlands of England, as well as those in North Wales. Manchester Airport is an excellent place to take a low cost flight within Europe, as well as being one of the best places outside London to take a flight to America or Asia. All of Manchester Airport’s flights can be tracked using the Flight Tracker on our site.