Manchester Airport

Airport Information

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American Airlines operates from Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport (MAN). Here's your simple guide to set your trip off to a flying start.


We have several check-in options available:

  • Check-in desks are located in Terminal 3, Zone B. Our premium desks are 14 and 15. Main Cabin check-in is located in desks 33 to 36.
  • Self-service check-in machines are located in Terminal 3, Zone B
  • Online Check-In is available from 24 hours and up to 2 hours before your flight departure time

Ticket Counter Location & Opening Hours

Located in Terminal 3 on the departure level
Open 06:45 to 10:30

Airport Map

Here's an airport map to help you find your way around the terminal.

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American Airlines operates a number of clubs and lounges worldwide. At Manchester Airport you can use the lounge provided by British Airways where you can relax and unwind before your flight.


Located at Terminal 3, in the departures hall.
Open daily from 05:00 - 20:00 (hours may vary on public holidays)

Lounge Access

You can access the lounge if you are one of the following:

  • American Airlines Business Class passenger
  • AAdvantage Platinum or Executive Platinum member
  • oneworld Emerald and Sapphire tier members on an a flight operated by a oneworld member airline.


AAdvantage Executive Platinum / AAdvantage Platinum or oneworld Emerald / Sapphire members flying on a oneworld airline may bring one guest.

Lounge Facilities

Here are some key features of the British Airways Lounge at Manchester Airport:

  • Free Internet access
  • Shower facilities and lockers for departing passengers only
  • Light refreshments, coffee, tea, etc
  • Complimentary bar
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Several PC’s
  • Work stations with separate work tables
  • Fax machine
  • TVs (UK channels only)

Pet Acceptance

Only guide or assistance animals are allowed.

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Transferring between flights is simple when you know how. Take a look at the tips below that will help you make a smoother connection at Manchester Airport.

Where do I go once I've arrived at the airport?

Once you've arrived at Manchester airport, follow the purple signs marked 'Flights Transfer' which will lead you to the correct terminal for your onward flight.

What happens if I do not have a boarding pass?

If you do not have a boarding pass you will need to see an American Airlines representative at the transfer area.

Do I have to pick up my luggage or re check-in again?

If your bags have been labelled to your final destination and you were given a boarding pass for your onward flight then your luggage will be taken care of.

How do I get between Terminals?

Proceed to the transfer area and an Airline representative will direct you.

Which Terminal do I fly from?

At Manchester airport American Airlines and British Airways depart from Terminal 3:

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How can I find out the status of my flight?

To find out the arrival and departure times of your flight you can use our Gates & Times search option.

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When travelling to the airport, please allow yourself plenty of time. To help you on your way we have some travel suggestions below, but please check with the relevant operator before setting off to ensure you have the most up to date information.


Manchester Airport has a comprehensive bus network serving areas in and around the city. The buses operate to and from the airport on a half-hourly basis, starting early in the morning until late in the night.

Find out more about the airport bus service


On the airport roads look out for the colour-coded cubes for each terminal, these indicate the best route to take to each terminal and its car parks for short of long stay parking. When approaching the airport you need to get into the appropriate lane as marked by the coded cube.

At all terminals there is a designated area where you can drop off or pick up passengers.  

Find out more about drop off/pick up or parking


National Express run an extensive range of coach services to and from Manchester Airport covering the whole of the UK. Services run daily to Terminal 1 Bus Station and Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall, (for Terminal 3, use Terminal 1 facilities).

Find out more on National Express coach services.


Manchester City Council licenses all taxis on the ranks at Manchester Airport. Ranks can be found outside all three terminals.

Find out more about pick up and drop off points


There are frequent train services between the airport and Manchester Piccadilly in the city center and many other destinations.

Find out more on where Northernrail and First TransPennie Express can take you.


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