In the most radical shake-up of airport operations for decades, Manchester’s Terminal 2 extension is now open for business. Gordon Smith received an exclusive tour to discover more about the quirky new space
Manchester is a city that has experienced enormous change over the past 20 years. Having fallen on hard times in the closing decades of the 20th century, the beating heart of northwest England has transformed itself beyond recognition since the turn of the millennium. Even prior to the region’s post-industrial renaissance, Manchester Airport (MAN), located approximately seven miles southwest of the city centre, has been a vitally important gateway.