Manchester City Airport lies just south of one of the UK's busiest but most vibrant cities- Manchester. Located in Ringway, just 7.5 miles southwest of Manchester city centre, the airport is easily accessible by train, bus or car.
The airport officially opened on 25 June 1938 and was known as Ringway Airport. Operations began at the airport two days later and, within its first 14 months, had handled 7,600 passengers.
It was known as RAF Ringway during World War II and was a base for the Royal Air Force. From 1939 to 1957, the RAF ringway was a satellite station and housed two large hangers, workshops, barrack blocks and ancillary accommodation. From 1940, Ringway became the No. 1 Wartime base for Parachute Training for the RAF. Known as the Airborne Delivery Wing, it was a training unit which provided parachute training for all three British Air Forces, with Ringway being the Central Landing School.
In 1951, the main runway was extended from 1,280 metres to 1,798 metres, and a few years later, in 1954, it celebrated its millionth passenger since the Second World War. In 1997, permission was granted to build a second runway, which later opened to the public in 2001.
Manchester Airport makes for the perfect destination to partake in several different Flying Experiences with multiple experience packages on offer, including breath-taking helicopter sightseeing tours, which take you over the city's most iconic landmarks, such as Heaton Park, Old Trafford and the beautiful surrounding countryside in North West England.
Please remember that Flying Experiences are dependent on weather conditions so at times may need to be rescheduled.