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Accessible Facilities at Manchester Airport

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Departures at Manchester Airport, United Kingdom. ©Manchester Airport

Welcome to Manchester Airport (MAN): A Gateway to Exceptional Accessible Travel

Manchester Airport, located in the heart of the UK and quickly becoming an international hub. Emphasizing accessibility and convenience, MAN ensures that every journey is smooth and inclusive. This article explores the various features and services available at Manchester Airport to support travelers with disabilities or special needs.

Requesting Assistance at Manchester Airport:

To ensure a comfortable journey through Manchester Airport, passengers in need of assistance are encouraged to arrange this service with their airline at least 48 hours prior to travel. This early coordination allows the airline to gather necessary information and communicate your needs to the Assisted Travel Team effectively. For assistance with contacting your airline regarding travel support, you can find relevant airline contacts here.

Accessible Facilities:

  • Accessible Restrooms: The airport has well-equipped accessible restrooms throughout its terminals, designed for comfort and convenience.
  • Accessible Parking: Manchester Airport offers convenient parking spaces for disabled passengers, located near terminal entrances.
  • Elevators and Escalators: The airport’s terminals are equipped with elevators and escalators, facilitating easy movement between levels.
  • Assistance Services: A dedicated team is available to assist passengers with disabilities, offering support with directions, wheelchair assistance, and other specific needs.

Visual and Auditory Aids:

  • Braille Signage and TTY Devices: For visually and hearing-impaired passengers, Braille signage and TTY (text telephone) devices are available, ensuring effective communication and navigation within the airport.

Accessible Transportation:

  • Ground Transportation: The airport’s ground transportation services, including taxis, shuttle buses, and rental cars, cater to passengers with disabilities.
  • Public Transport Options: Manchester Airport is well-connected by public transport, offering accessible options for a seamless travel experience.

Traveling with Assistance Animals:

Manchester Airport understands the importance of assistance animals for many travelers and provides appropriate facilities to ensure their comfort and care.

Accessible Services:

  • Accessibility Services Desk: The airport has dedicated desks to provide information and support to travelers with disabilities.
  • Wheelchair Assistance: Complimentary wheelchair assistance is available, with the option to pre-book or request upon arrival.
  • Special Assistance Boarding: Priority boarding is offered to passengers with disabilities, facilitating a smooth boarding process.

Visual Paging Services and Additional Support:

  • Visual Paging: For passengers with visual impairments, visual paging services offer important announcements in an accessible format.
  • Additional Support: Manchester Airport also offers various other support services tailored to the unique needs of travelers with disabilities.

Innovative Accessibility Initiatives:

  • Accessibility for All Video: We provide informative videos in different formats, highlighting its commitment to accessibility and offering a virtual guide to its facilities and services.
  • Tours: We also encourage travelers to try our tours. Manchester Airport now offers guided pre-travel airport tours to help build confidence for disabled customers and their families.

For comprehensive details, we invite you to explore these sections on our website:

Thank you for choosing Manchester Airport as your travel hub. We look forward to providing you with a memorable and enjoyable experience on your next journey. Safe travels!

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