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Lancashire family are first to fly out from revamped Manchester terminal

A Lancashire family were the first passengers travelling through Manchester’s Airport’s new terminal extension this morning.

A Jet2.com flight to Menorca was the first to take-off from the expanded Terminal Two, Passengers were treated to a range of entertainment from local bands and a DJ. Plus, a prize draw giveaway for Jet2.com flights and 1903 Lounge passes.

The first passengers through the doors going to Menorca were the Thompson family from Preston, Lancashire. It consisted of mum Emma Thompson, dad Gary Thompson and children Brad, Ben and Lenny.

Gary Thompson said “It was a big surprise to be the first passengers in Manchester Airport’s new Terminal Two. It looks very posh, lovely and modern. We only travel once a year and have been through all the other terminals, but this new one is definitely better than anything we’ve seen before.”

Two further Jet2.com flights will depart from the terminal today, and from tomorrow, TUI passengers will join them.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “This is a hugely significant milestone for our airport, our city, the North as a whole and the wider recovery of the travel industry.

“After a hugely challenging 16 months, we are delighted to be delivering some positive news and welcoming the first passengers into our new terminal extension.

“When we first announced our £1bn transformation programme in 2015, we set out a vision to create state-of-the-art facilities that provided a first-class customer experience and cemented our role as the UK’s global gateway in the North.

“It is clear to see that vision has been realised and I would like to thank all our colleagues and partners who have worked on the project since the start.”