Manchester Airport Delays or Cancellations

For Manchester Airport flight delays or cancellations, you could be entitled to compensation up to 600€ under EU law EC 261.

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Manchester flight delay or cancellation rights

Are you one of the victims facing flight delays or cancellations, and don’t know how to go about it?

Here is all you need to know when your flight was delayed or cancelled. You may have the right to compensation or refund.

You may be eligible for compensation if …

  1. You reached the final destination later than 3 hours
  2. You have been departed from Manchester Airport
  3. You arrived at Manchester Airport with an EU-registered airline
  4. And, the delay was not due to extraordinary circumstances

The amount of compensation varies between 250€ to 600€ depending upon the route distance and length of the delay.

How much you can claim?

What to do if your flight was delayed or cancelled?

  • Ask the airline for a reason behind flight disruption
  • Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service
  • Note the actual arrival time, when you landed at the final destination
  • Collect additional evidence (e.g. photos, boarding pass, receipts, etc.)
  • Check if you are eligible for compensation
  • Assign us with your case for a hassle-free claim

Passenger Rights under EU 261 Rule

Under EC Regulation 261/2004, air passengers are entitled to compensation or refund from the airlines, if the airline was responsible for …

  • ✔ flight delays: if you reached the final destination with more than 3 hours delay
  • ✔ flight cancellations: if you were informed about flight cancellation without any prior notice of at least 0 to 14 days of departure
  • ✔ denied boarding: if you were denied to board your flight due to overselling of flight tickets.
  • ✔ missed connecting flight: if you missed your connecting flight due to delay or cancellation of your first flight, and reached later than 3 hours at the final destination.

Whereas, if the flight disruptions were caused due to some extraordinary circumstances there is no compensation.

Examples of such circumstances include strike action (pilot strike, air traffic control strike, etc), security threats, tsunami, extreme bad weather conditions, or any ‘Act of God’.

Important: You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim compensation for Manchester Airport (MAN) delays. You can claim for flights’ departed from MAN Airport with any airline, or landed in Manchester Airport with an EU-registered airline.

Manchester Airport Flight Delays

Under EU Regulation 261/2004, you are entitled to financial compensation or refund for longer flight delays.

Let’s understand, under what circumstances you can claim compensation and when you can ask for a refund.

Manchester arrivals delays

For flight delays over three hours on arrivals, you could be entitled to compensation up to 600€ (or £510).

How much can you claim for Manchester Airport delays ?

The amount that you can claim depends on the length of the delay and distance of your flight:

Origin and Destination Travel Distance Compensation
Within EU Less than 1500 km 250€
Over 1500 km 400€
Between EU Airport – Non EU Airport Less than 1500km 250€
Between 1500 to 3500 km 400€
Over 3500 km 600€

Manchester Airport departure delays

When the flight delays over 2 hours, the airline must offer you …

  • free meals and refreshments
  • 2 free phone calls, and access to email or fax

For flight delays of more than 5 hours

  • You should be re-routed to the earliest available flight. Alternatively if you were not willing to travel, you can ask for a refund.
  • For an overnight delay or when stay becomes necessary, hotel accommodation and transport facility is the airlines’ responsibility.
Important: If your flight was diverted to any other airport and you reached the final destination later than 3 hours, you could be entitled to compensation up to 600€.

Manchester Airport Flight Cancellations

Flights cancelled at Manchester Airport without prior notice of at least 14 days, you can either apply for a refund, or you may ask for an alternate flight.

If your alternate flight delays for more than 2 hours, you could be eligible for compensation. You can claim compensation between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …

  • days you were informed before
  • length of delay, and
  • route distance

How much you can claim?

Missed Flight Connection

You may be eligible for missed flight compensation up to 600€ under the European Union Regulation EC261, if …

  • the same airline operates your connecting flight(s) which you missed due to a delay or cancellation of your first flight, and
  • the delay at the final destination is more than three hours.

How to claim compensation for Manchester flight delays?

We are specialized in helping air passengers get their compensation from the airline.

  1. To proceed, check your flight using our compensation checker tool.
  2. Provide us with some further information,and you are all set.
  3. We prepare and file a claim on your behalf by representing you in front of the airline.
  4. After checking the details and cause of the delay or cancellation, we will take care of the whole process.
  5. If we do get your compensation, we charge a success fee of 25% + VAT.
  6. Don’t be late, claim for your rights today

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Useful Information On:

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is an international airport located in England, and it was initially opened on 25th June, 1938. Earlier it was known as Ringway Airport.

Manchester Airport ranked as the 3rd busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of the number of passengers carried till 2018.

Manchester Airport has capacity to carry up to 50 million passengers annually. As per the Wikipedia report, in 2019, the total passengers’ traffic at Manchester Airport was around 29 million passengers.


The IATA code of Manchester Airport is “MAN” and the ICAO code is “EGCC”.

Hub, and Base

It’s one of the focus cities for EasyJet,, Loganair, Ryanair, TUI Airways, AirTanker, and Virgin Atlantic flights, and is operating as a hub for Flybe airline.

Manchester Airport Terminals

The airport has three 3 passenger terminals and goods terminal, Terminal 1, 2, 3 and PremiAir VIP Terminal.

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 both are connected by skylink, whereas Terminal 3 is linked to Terminal 1 via skylink.

Manchester Airport
Source: Lucidtech [ CC BY ]

Terminal 1 & Terminal 2: Both are used by scheduled and charter airlines which are flying to European and Worldwide destinations.

Terminal 1 is the largest terminal at Manchester Airport. It will be closed and demolished by around 2022.

Terminal 3: This terminal is primarily used for codeshare partner alliance (Oneworld alliance).

PremiAir VIP Terminal: It offers business and leisure travellers alike the best travel experience. From lounges with amazing runway views to local cuisine made fresh to order. It has the best security offering and smooth transfers to your aircraft.

Airlines & Destinations:

Airline Country Cities/City
EasyJet Spain Alicante, Bilbao, Gibraltar, Malaga, Tenerife
Italy Milan-Malpensa, Catania, Pisa, Venice
Germany Berlin-Schönefeld, Hamburg, Munich
France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Israel Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
Portugal Funchal, Porto
Denmark Copenhagen
Netherland Amsterdam
Morocco Marrakech
Ireland Belfast
Greece Athens
Cyprus Paphos
Czech Republic Prague
Austria Vienna
Bulgaria Sofia
Malta Luqa
Ryanair Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Valencia, Madrid, Murcia
Poland Gdansk, Krakow, Rzeszow, Warsaw-Modlin
France Beauvais, Carcassonne, Limoges
Italy Brindisi, Rome-Ciampino
Germany Bremen, Stuttgart
Ireland Dublin, Shannon
Portugal Faro, Lisbon
Netherland Eindhoven
Slovakia Bratislava
Hungary Budapest
Belgium Charleroi
Malta Luqa
Latvia Riga
TUI Airways (formerly, Thomson Airways) Spain Alicante, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Malaga
Dominican Republic Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana
Austria Innsbruck, Salzburg
Morocco Agadir, Marrakech
Cape Verde Boa Vista, Sal
Egypt Hurghada
Portugal Funchal
Mexico Cancun
Cyprus Paphos
Flybe United Kingdom Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Exeter, Newquay, Southampton
France Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Netherland Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Germany Dusseldorf, Hannover
Italy Milan-Malpensa
Ireland Belfast, Knock Spain Alicante, Malaga, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife
Italy Rome-Fiumicino, Venice
Portugal Funchal, Porto
Hungary Budapest
Czech Republic Prague
Norwegian Air Shuttle Norway Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Spain Alicante, Malaga
Scandinavian Airlines Norway Bergen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Denmark Copenhagen
Virgin Atlantic Barbados Seawell/Christ Church
United states Orlando/Sanford
Georgia Atlanta
Flybe operated by Loganair United Kingdom Inverness, Norwich, Glasgow
Eurowings Germany Dusseldorf, Hamburg
Icelandair Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
Pakistan International Airlines Pakistan Islamabad, Lahore
Air Transat Canada Toronto-Pearson
American Airlines United States New York, Philadelphia
Vueling Spain Barcelona
Etihad Airways United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
Hainan Airlines China Beijing
United Airlines United States Newark
Iberia Express Spain Madrid
Emirates United Arab Emirates Dubai

Manchester Airport Check-in

There are several check-in zones available across all the terminals. You may check the information boards to find out the check-in desks you need. The airport has many check-in facilities such as self-service, online and Express check-in.

Manchester Airport News

Get all the latest news or updates on scheduled flights, Manchester Airport arrivals, and departures, etc. on their official website.

Manchester Airport Weather Delays

One of the significant reasons behind delays at Manchester Airport is when the runways are covered in snow and ice.

There are many weather warnings announced at the airport during adverse weather conditions such as strong winds, fog and rain, which causes flight disruption.

In such circumstances when it’s not your fault, you should check your flight’s status and speak to the airline crew, or alternatively look for your rights.

More Information About Manchester Airport:

Address: 2 Floor, Olympic House, Manchester Airport, UK, Postcode: M90 1QX
Official Website:
Mobile App: Android | iOS
Customer Service Phone Number: +44 800 042 0213

There is a lot of information to take in, right?

If you have any further questions to determine whether you can claim or not, read the following guides.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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