Manchester Airport Parking
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Manchester Airport Parking
You can save a great deal on parking at Manchester Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange services with our parking partners APH, APH Meet & Greet, Eazypark, DMD Manchester, Meteor, Toad Parking, Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 1, Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 2, Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 3, Manchester Jetparks 1, Manchester Jetparks 2, Manchester Jetparks 3, Manchester Jetparks Plus, Manchester LongStay T1 & T3, Manchester LongStay Terminal 2, Manchester T1 Meet & Greet, Manchester T1 Meet & Greet Plus, Manchester T2 Meet & Greet, Manchester T2 Meet & Greet Plus, Manchester T3 Meet & Greet, Manchester T3 Meet & Greet Plus and Speedypark Meet & Greet
Manchester T1, T2 & T3 Meet & Greet and Manchester T1, T2 & T3 Meet & Greet Plus offer the convenience of dropping you car off at Meet & Greet Parking next to the terminals and having your car parked in one of the airport’s on-site car parks by their staff. The Meet & Greet Plus Services also include a fast track through Security for all members of your travelling party.
APH; Eazypark; Meteor; Toad Parking and Speedypark provide Meet & Greet services which offer secure parking nearby with the convenience of dropping your car off at the airport.
Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 1, 2 & 3; Manchester Jetparks 1, 2, 3 & Plus; Manchester LongStay T1/T3 and Manchester LongStay Terminal 2 are on-airport secure car parks which are located within a short distance of the terminal buildings.
APH and DMD Manchester are located within a few miles of Manchester Airport and provide a Park & Ride service which offers secure parking and frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport.
Manchester Airport is situated 8½ miles south of Manchester city centre and is easily accessible by car. The airport can be found at JUNCTION 5 of the M56 MOTORWAY.
To get a Purple Parking quote or to book Manchester Airport Parking, please complete the form above and then click "Get My Quote".
Parking Services at Manchester Airport
At Manchester Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:
- Eazypark Meet & Greet
- Toad Parking Meet & Greet
- APH Meet & Greet
- Manchester T1 Meet & Greet
- Manchester T1 Meet & Greet Plus
- Manchester T2 Meet & Greet
- Manchester T2 Meet & Greet Plus
- Manchester T3 Meet & Greet
- Manchester T3 Meet & Greet Plus
- Speedypark Meet & Greet
With the Meet & Greet services, just drive yourself to the terminal from which you are departing at Manchester Airport, where you will be met by a chauffeur from your chosen service. The chauffeur will collect your vehicle and take it to a secure car park nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal.
We also offer Park and Ride services operated by:
- DMD Manchester Park & Ride
- Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 1
- Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 2
- Manchester Airport Multi-Storey 3
- Manchester Jetparks 1
- Manchester Jetparks 2
- Manchester Jetparks 3
- Manchester Jetparks Plus
- Manchester LongStay T1 & T3
- Manchester LongStay Terminal 2
With Park & Ride, simply drive yourself to your chosen car park which will be located either at the airport or just a few miles away. Some of the car parks we offer at Manchester are actually within walking distance of the terminal. Once you have checked in, either take the short walk to the terminal or load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven to the airport terminal. On your return, either walk back to the car park or the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.
Facilities at Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and the disabled. Taxi ranks are situated by arrivals at all three terminals. National Express operates a coach service serving the airport and also the Manchester Cornubation bus service includes the airport. In addition, it has its own train station, Manchester Airport railway station, in the heart of the airport complex. The Skylink moving walkway links the station and the three terminal buildings. There are regular trains running between the airport station to Manchester Piccadilly Station, and stations all over northern England, operated by either Northern Rail or First Transpennine Express.
About Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is the busiest airport in England outside of London, and the third busiest in the UK, providing direct flights to over 200 destinations worldwide by over 95 airlines.
- Manchester Airport acts as the transatlantic hub for BMI and British Airways and also handles charter and cargo airlines.
- Situated on the boundary between Cheshire and Manchester in Greater Manchester, it is about twenty minutes drive from central Manchester on the M56 motorway with a dedicated link road at Junction 5
- Manchester Airport boasts two parallel runways, three adjacent terminals and a railway station.
The History of Manchester Airport
Manchester has an illustrious aviation history which started in 1910 when Louis Paulhan landed his Farman biplane in a field near Burnage, claiming the £10,000 Daily Mail prize as the first man to fly from London to Manchester.
After that numerous aerodromes appeared in and around Manchester, in an effort to deal with the increasing air traffic and in 1919 Britain's first ever scheduled air service began from a private airfield in Manchester, flying to South Shore, Blackpool via Birkdale Sands in Southport.
Despite the demand Manchester still had no permanent airport until 1926 when it became apparent that a permanent airport was essential otherwise the city would suffer commercially. In 1928 Barton, near Eccles was chosen as the site of Manchester's new aerodrome but in the meantime a temporary airfield was set up in Wythenshawe, opening for business in 1929. Barton was completed in 1930, including a control tower and large hangar, both of which are standing today.
In 1934 discussions began with KLM, the Dutch airline with a view to setting up a Holland-North of England service. Barton Aerodrome was considered inadequate for larger aircraft and it was decided that the required improvements would be excessively expensive. Consequently it was decided to commence work on a new airport and land at Ringway, South of Manchester was earmarked as the chosen site.
Work began on the new airport in 1935 and Ringway Airport, as it was known then, officially opened on 25th June 1938, with operations commencing two days later. In the first fourteen months of operations, Ringway handled 7,600 passengers.
With the advent of the Second World War Ringway Airport was used as an aeroplane manufacturing centre. It was also expanded to include three new runways and ten new hangars and in addition, it acted as a training centre for over 60,000 parachutists.
Normal service at Ringway resumed almost as soon as the war was over and by 1947 the number of passengers passing through the airport tripled to more than 34,000 per year.
In 1949, in order to cope with the increased demand, extended terminal facilities were opened in the converted wartime building and two years later the main runway was extended from 1,280 metres to 1,798 metres.
In 1952 the airport began operating on a 24 hour basis and the number of passengers had increased to 163,000 per year. The following year Belgian airline, Sabena introduced their first scheduled service to New York from Manchester.
In 1962 HRH the Duke of Edinburgh opened a new terminal at Manchester Airport, the first in Europe to incorporate the pier system, in which passengers remain under cover until ready to board their flight. This state of the art construction cost 2.7 million pounds.
Manchester Airport continued to expand and in 1969 the runway was extended to 2,745 metres, which would permit aircraft to take off with a full payload and fly non-stop to Canada.
Always keen to embrace new innovations in 1974 an inter-continental pier opened, capable of handling Boeing 747s and featuring travellators, waiting lounges and air conditioning. Also, for the first time air bridges connected passengers directly to the aircraft.
Demand continued to increase and by 1978 15 scheduled airlines were operating flights to 37 destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. Over a hundred companies operate at Manchester Airport, providing employment for more than 5,000 people.
In the following years, numerous improvements and developments have been carried out on the site, all of which have helped to make Manchester Airport the third busiest airport in the UK. In 2001, Manchester Airport was voted European Airport of the Year and the following year it was the major sponsor of the Commonwealth Games.
In 2003 a bid to house one of the retired Concorde fleet was successful and it is on display in the Aviation Viewing Park.