Manchester Airport (MAN) is the largest airport outside of the London area, with dozens of airlines offering non-stop flights to more than 200 destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. The most popular domestic destinations include London, Belfast and Aberdeen. The most popular international destinations include Tenerife, Amsterdam and Palma de Mallorca (in Europe), Dalaman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi (in Asia), Sharm el-Sheikh (in Africa), and Orlando and Philadelphia (in North America).
There are several other airports in the area that offer commercial airline service.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is located about 35 miles from Manchester and is served by several low-cost carriers, including EasyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. Popular destinations include Belfast, Dublin, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA) is located about 45 miles from Manchester and is a hub for Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines and Ryanair. Popular destinations include Malaga, Amsterdam and Alicante.
Additionally, Blackpool International Airport (BLK) and Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) each have limited commercial service.
Traveling on a budget? You’re in luck! Because so many low-cost airlines operate out of Manchester-area airports, inexpensive flights are plentiful.
EasyJet flies from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds Bradford, and offers cheap flights to destinations such as Athens, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv. Flybe flies from Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds Bradford and Robin Hood, and offers inexpensive airfares to destinations including Paris and Belfast. Jet2.com flies from Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Blackpool. Low fares may be available to cities such as Rome, Prague and Budapest. Ryanair flies from Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds Bradford and Robin Hood. Travelers can find cheap airfares to cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Warsaw.
Other low-cost airlines that fly from Manchester-area airports include Germanwings and Wizz Air.
Whether traveling for business or taking vacation, when Manchester-area residents travel, the United States is always a popular destination. Among the most popular cities: Las Vegas, New York and Orlando.
American Airlines and Pakistan International Airlines offer flights between Manchester Airport and New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and United Airlines flies between MAN and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic fly between Manchester and Las Vegas.
Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic fly between Manchester Airport and Orlando International Airport (MCO), while Monarch Airlines and Thomson Airways fly to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).