Which terminal?

All Virgin Atlantic flights depart from and arrive at Terminal 2.

Do I need a visa?

Check out our Visa information pages for every country that we fly to.

Visa information

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.

Flight status

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.

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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.

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. If your flight is in the early hours, you may drop your bags off the night before. All passengers will need to be present for this option. Twilight check in is available from 16.00 to 20.00 - please note, there is no dedicated Premium desk.

Baggage allowance

Manchester Airport's facilities

Manchester Airport has a wide range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Places to eat
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.
Assistance at the airport