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 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:

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
Long distance
(more than 3500 km)
e.g. Frankfurt to Madrid e.g. Frankfurt to Turkey e.g. Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for distance over 3500 km when EU borders were not crossed.

Your Flight Has Been Delayed or cancelled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our claim checker and check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

Claim Money Back

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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 a flight despite having a valid flight reservation due to overbooking.
  • 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).

Flight departure delays

If there’s delay at departure, you are eligible for “Right to Care”. The airlines must offer:

For 2 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

Plus, compensation of up to 600 Euros, if you reached your final destination later than three hours.

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 …

  1. days you were informed before
  2. length of delay, and
  3. route distance

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.

Was your flight cancelled without any notice?

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Am I eligible to claim compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is European law, it applies to EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim delayed flight compensation.

It states that you can claim for flights departed from an airport located in the EU Member States (with any airline), or arrived at an airport located in the EU Member States with an EU regulated airline.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

Thus you are eligible for compensation under EC 261 Regulation.

How to claim compensation for delayed or cancelled flights?

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Useful Information About 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.

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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.

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 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:


Customer Service Phone Number: +44 800 042 0213

Address: 2 Floor, Olympic House, Manchester Airport, UK, Postcode: M90 1QX

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Esenia Ulbrich is the founder of ClaimFlights and heads the legal team. She holds a master's in business administration and loves sailing in the Saronic Gulf, hiking in the Alpes, and spending time with her daughter.

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