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Flights from Manchester

Manchester Airport is the largest airport outside London, and the third busiest in United Kingdom in terms of passenger traffic. It is an international airport located in Ringway, Manchester, England. With the capacity to transport passengers to more than 200 destinations, Manchester Airport has three passenger terminals, with Terminals 1 and 2 linked by a skylink, and Terminal 3 linked to Terminal 1 and the skylink by a covered walkway. Terminal 1 is the largest terminal at the airport used by airlines with scheduled and charter operations within Europe and other international destinations, while Terminal 2 is created to support Terminal 1, with airlines flying to European and other international destinations. Terminal 3 on the other hand is mainly used for domestic destinations as well as some scheduled European flights. Terminal 3 also serves as a base for low-cost carriers Flybe and Ryanair. Other notable airlines flying out of Terminal 3 include Air France, British Airways, Iberia Express, and KLM.

Let the sound of legendary music icons take you to Liverpool, a mere 45-minute land travel from Manchester, or a mere half an hour plane ride via Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Liverpool is a proud birthplace of great musical bands Gerry & the Pacemakers, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Echo & the Bunnymen, and legendary The Beatles, with their popularity spanning across generations. It is also a proud birthplace of two association football clubs – the Liverpool and Everton. The city is also proud to showcase its architectural splendour, such as the iconic Royal Liver Building, standing tall and strong since 1911. Go beyond the riverside and you will reach the more sophisticated neighbourhood Albert Dock, and enjoy a leisurely stroll in its shops, apartments, restaurants, galleries, and museums, which were once old warehouses. Liverpool is also hard to miss with its famous landmark Pier Head Waterfront, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Wherever you go, Liverpool will take you away – both by sights and by sounds.

Explore beyond “The Capital of the North” and let your wandering feet take you to the nearby culturally wonderful and colourful city of Alicante, Spain in just two hours and a half plane ride. The capital of Alicante Province in the Valencian Community of Spain, Alicante is famous for its sandy beaches. You could do a number of beach activities and still crave more adventure. Begin your day by enjoying a light, hearty breakfast with your usual serving of bread. You may opt to try the budget-friendly restaurant Bar El Empecinado near the Central Market, which offers affordable meals in full servings. Make sure to keep yourself full most of the day, as most restaurants close between 4 p.m.-9 p.m. for their siesta break. If you still have time to explore, you can head to the nearby Tabarca Island, a small walled town with a beautiful church on the other side and a protected wilderness island on the other. Technology hasn’t catch up on this island, which makes it at a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

From Manchester Airport, fly halfway across the globe and reach the tourist capital Montego Bay, Jamaica in roughly 10-hour flight time. A tourist destination of its own mainly frequented by its duty free shopping, cruise line terminal, and the famously sheltered Doctor’s Cave beach, Montego Bay is a good island getaway if you want to splurge a little and enjoy too much. For divers and non-divers who want to seek underwater adventure, simply head to Bethel Court and go diving with a PADI licensed instructor. The crystal clear waters in Doctor’s Cave Beach are also a popular spot to snorkel, an activity enjoyed by both family and friends alike. Nourish your famished state in Pier One Seafood at Howard Cooke Boulevard, an open-air restaurant that serves appetising seafood overlooking the bay. To have a taste of the best chicken and pork in town, eat your heart out in Pork Pit.

How to get out

From Manchester Airport, you can head to your next vacation getaway via direct flights and the liberty to choose from among 214 destinations across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Manchester Airport is being served by 58 airlines that fly on domestic and international flights, and also serves as a hub for Flybe.

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