Manchester Airport is an international airport at Ringway, Manchester, England. In 2011 it was the third busiest airport in the U.K in terms of passenger numbers, and the 23rd busiest airport in Europe. Manchester Airport is the largest outside the London region with over double the passengers of Edinburgh Airport, its nearest non-London rival.
It was initially known as Ringway Airport after opening in 1938, and RAF Ringway during WWII. From 1975 to 1986 it was known as Manchester International Airport and from 86 onwards, it became Manchester Airport.
Manchester Airport has three terminals, a goods terminal and a railway station. It is the only British Airport other that London Heathrow to have two runways over 3,000m in length.
The bus station at Manchester Airport serves many locations throughout Greater Manchester, including the 24-hour bus service Skyline which runs every ten minutes (every 30 at night) to Manchester city centre via Wythensure, Northenden, Withington, Fallowfield and Rusholme.
Manchester Airport is a 20 minute drive from Manchester city centre and is reached by the M56, with a dedicated approach road from the motorway at junction five.Manchester Airport