Manchester International Airport guide
Ready to fly?
Get your trip off to a flying start with Virgin Atlantic at Manchester International Airport. From check in details to airport facilities for departures and onward travel information for arrivals, don't stress - we've got it covered.
All Virgin Atlantic flights depart from and arrive at Terminal 2.
When does my flight depart/arrive?
Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.
What time should I arrive at the airport?
Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.
Do I need a visa?
Check out our Visa information pages for every country that we fly to.
Online check in
The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate. Alternatively, you may use our automated check in kiosks which are located next to our desks in Terminal 2.
Counter check in and bag drop
You’ll find our desks in Terminal 2 at Desks 42 - 47. Check in starts from four hours before departure and closes one hour before departure.
Getting to and from the airport
We don't have our own Clubhouse at Manchester Airport, but our Upper Class customers and Flying Club Gold members may use the Escape Lounge.
V ROOM is a dedicated Lounge at Manchester Airport, exclusive only to Virgin Holidays customers. No longer will you need to stand around busy and dull airport lounges.
Manchester Airport's facilities
Food and drink
Manchester Airport has a wide range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Grab that last-minute souvenir from one of Manchester Airport's selection of shops.
Our team are always on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.
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Fly in style
Unwind in our Clubhouses and shared lounges, enjoy luxury dining onboard and get a great night's sleep in our fully flat beds. It's all part of the Upper Class experience.
Discover Flying Club
Flying Club Gold members get free access to all of our Clubhouses and any airport in which we have a shared lounge. Start your rewarding adventure today.