Recent airport flight delays and cancellations at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport flight delay compensation claim experts

International airports will often suffer from delayed and cancelled flights, Manchester is no exception. According to Manchester flight statistics for the whole of 2016, the average delay was only around 15 minutes; but unfortunately for passengers, Manchester Airport flights delayed by 3 or more hours accounted for 535 of these late departures.

For flight delays at Manchester Airport in excess of 3 hours, the operating airline will be required to compensate passengers, providing that the delay resulted from anything other than "exceptional circumstances" beyond the airline’s control.

There are 45 carriers that operate from Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Among the worst offenders for Manchester Airport flight delays are; United Airlines, easyJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Emirates, Jet2 and American Airlines.

If yours was one of the thousands of Manchester airport flights cancelled or delayed by 3 or more hours over the last 6 years, you could be able to claim compensation for the inconvenience.

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Manchester Airport flight delay information

Look out for Manchester Airport delays live on the board below. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) provides specific historical flight statistics for Manchester Airport delayed departures too, meaning that it is possible to check the exact extent of your delay before claiming.

Latest Manchester Airport flight delays and cancellations

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KEF FI440 MAN Delayed Claim now
MAN FI441 KEF Cancelled Claim now
MAN LM578 NWI Delayed Claim now
MAN BA1389 LHR Delayed Claim now
MAN BE1281 AMS Cancelled Claim now
MAN MT2854 BGI Delayed Claim now
IST TK1993 MAN Delayed Claim now
KORD AA54 MAN Delayed Claim now
TLS BE3254 MAN Delayed Claim now
MAN RE817 IOM Cancelled Claim now
MAN PK702 ISB Delayed Claim now
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Helping with Manchester Airport compensation claims

Our knowledge of Manchester flight delay claims translates to success

If you have suffered any severe flight disruptions at Manchester Airport, Flight Delay Claims 4 U are ready to help with our wealth of experience. We’ve helped passengers claim for delays suffered at airports all over the world and boast an enviable success rate with Manchester Airport flight compensation claims, making us an excellent choice to look after your case.

  • UK-based team

    We are familiar with historical cases involving delayed or cancelled flights from Manchester Airport, as well as the various airlines that operate from its three terminals

  • Knowledge of historical claims

    We've been able to learn from successes of previous Manchester Airport flight disruption claims and fine-tune our approach to getting you the compensation that you deserve.

  • Manchester weather assessment

    At Manchester Airport, delays due to weather aren’t uncommon, but if we have doubt as to whether it constitutes "extreme circumstances", we can undertake a full assessment of weather conditions both at Manchester and the route to your destination.

Manchester Airport delayed flights are subject to EU regulations

Because Manchester Airport is in the UK, flight delays are covered by EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004). Any commercial airline responsible for flight delays from Manchester must comply, regardless of flight destination or operator’s nationality.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more, you could be entitled to up to £540 compensation

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This permits passengers suffering flight delays in Manchester in excess of 3 hours to claim compensation for subsequent inconvenience if the flight delayed at Manchester Airport happened in the last 6 years. It doesn’t matter which terminal you fly from either, as all three of Manchester Airport’s terminals are covered by the legislation.

Flight Delay Claims 4 U can utilise air passenger rights outlined in the EU ruling to put forward a claim on your behalf. Manchester airport flight delay compensation will generally range between £220 and £540. Its possible to get compensation per passenger too, so when submitting your claim forms, make sure that you include each member of your party also delayed at Manchester airport.

How to claim compensation for Manchester Airport delays & cancellations

Contact us with details regarding your flight delay at Manchester Airport

There are many different airlines, travelling to multiple destinations that are all susceptible to flight delays out of Manchester Airport.

Due to the fact that over 192,000 flights depart or arrive at Manchester every year it is important that we receive the right details to handle your claim as quickly as possible. Ideally, you’ll have a flight number to hand. This helps us find all the other details we need to process your Manchester Airport flight claim.

From there, an expert lawyer takes on your case and submits a flight delay claim letter to the airline responsible for flight delays encountered at Manchester Airport. We arrange for the airline to pay compensation to you once a settlement is agreed.

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A track record of Manchester Airport delay claims

Outside of London, Manchester Airport is the largest in the UK, and, with 25 million passengers passing through it each year, it is inevitable that some people will experience delays for which compensation can be demanded.

Those that have been inconvenienced by Manchester Airport flight delays and cancellations don’t need to look any further than Flight Delay Claims 4 U for the support they need in making a compensation claim.

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    Track the progress of a claim as we seek compensation for Manchester flight cancellations and delays

Experienced legal representatives take on your Manchester flight delay case

A qualified solicitor will take charge of your case and seek the compensation owed from the airline in question. You won’t need to arrange anything yourself. We offer the various options such as adding additional passengers, a full weather assessment, historical flight data, and a claim tracker.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more at Manchester Airport, you could be entitled to up to £540 compensation

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Manchester Airport Overview

Manchester Airport flight delay data

At 14.64 minutes, Manchester airport has the 8th highest average delay time of the UK's 24 largest airports. In 2016, Manchester flight delays in excess of 3 hours ran at a rate of more than 10 flights per week. Average delay time and number of delay instances increased versus 2015 figures.

There were 127 airlines operating from Manchester Airport in 2016, with some of them more culpable for flight delays in Manchester than others; United Airlines (17.0), EasyJet (17.4), Thomas Cook Airlines (17.5), Thomson Airways (17.8), Emirates (18.1), Jet2 (18.9) and American Airlines (25.0) were among those with the highest average delay times.

In terms of number of Manchester Airport flights grounded for 3 hours or more in 2016, the most accountable airlines were Flybe (85), easyJet (56), Ryanair (47), Thomas Cook Airlines (33) and American Airlines (24).

  • Manchester has 8th highest average delay time out of 24 UK airports

    Average flight delays at Manchester Airport are just under 15 minutes

  • High number of flight delays at Manchester are UK and Ireland routes

    Domestic and short-haul flights are regularly impacted by delays in excess of 3 hours – Belfast, Dublin, Heathrow and Southampton are among the worst affected routes

  • Flybe have the highest number of 3 hour+ flight delays from Manchester to UK and EU destinations

    Flybe use Manchester as the hub of their operations, and as such have a high volume of flights flying from Manchester – unfortunately for them and their passengers, they also have a relatively high volume of severely delayed flights (averaging one delay of over 3 hours every 4 days).

Interestingly, of the 199 routes flown to from the airport, flight delays from Manchester to other UK airports seem to be the most prominent. The following are the routes with most commonly delayed by 3 hours or more in 2016, with actual number of flights detailed: Belfast City-George Best (16), Heathrow (16), New York-JFK (12), Dublin (12), Belfast International (11), Southampton (9), Philadelphia International (8), Islamabad (8), Aberdeen (8) and Berlin-Schonefeld (7).

About Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Information

Originally named "Ringway Airport", it was opened just before World War II in 1938. Located 8 miles to the south of the city of Manchester it now has fantastic transport links via the M56 motorway, Manchester Airport Railway Station and a newly extended Metrolink tramline. As a result, it has quickly become a busy hub for holidaymakers and business flyers, and been developed to span across three passenger terminals. Manchester is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport Group) and hosts many airlines, including: easyJet, Emirates, Etihad, Jet2, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Air Canada, Delta, Monarch, Thomson, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Flybe, KLM and Ryanair.

Terminal 1 is the largest of the three passenger terminals, and facilitates both international and regional flights. Terminal 2 is smaller but also provides flights to international destinations. Terminal 3 is the smallest and home to mostly domestic routes and low-cost carriers.

Manchester Airport statistics and services

Manchester is the largest airport in the North of England and the third busiest in the UK. Each year around 190,000 flights taking off and landing on its two runways. In 2016, over 25 million passengers passed through Manchester Airport, an increase of 11% on 2015 figures.

There has been more and more development taking place at Manchester Airport in recent years following significant investment from MAG. It recently opened a new 9,000 space carpark, one of the first steps towards a future £800 million 10-year airport redevelopment plan that will increase logistics, manufacturing, office and hotel space next to the airport and transport improvements such as the A555 relief road and a HS2 train station.

Services vary across the three terminals, but each encompasses all of the following amenities: currency exchange counter, ATMs, bar & restaurant, coffee shop, Duty-Free store and a selection of popular retailers. If you plan on staying at the airport overnight, it is worth noting that all Manchester Airport food & drink establishments will only be open during flight operation hours.

In terms of ground transport, the airport is well connected. It is possible to walk between the three terminals, each has a taxi rank outside and there is a Train Station located near Terminals 1 & 2 (this station also acts as a bus interchange). The Metrolink tram network was extended out to Manchester Airport in 2014 to improve links to city centre and offer a Park & Ride option. Travelling to and from the airport by road is also pretty simple, a regular bus service from surrounding areas and the motorway link provided by the M56 means Manchester city centre is just 20 minutes away. There are over 20,000 long and short-stay carpark spaces around the Airport and car rental options are available at the Car Rental Village which is within easy reach or all three terminals.

What if you are severely delayed at Manchester Airport?

Fortunately, even if you are one of the unlucky passengers to be subject to a significant flight delay, the services Manchester Airport offers are pretty extensive. There are lots of facilities available to make Manchester Airport flight disruptions less frustrating.

The airport itself is open 24 hours, meaning that it is possible to stay there overnight if your delay requires you to. Passengers forced to stay overnight due Manchester Airport delays will find security and other members of staff to be generally tolerant of passengers resting in public areas. There are no designated ‘rest zones’ but there are some areas where it is possible to sleep. Terminal 1 is the most comfortable option, although you will find the majority of benches around the airport are not designed for sleeping on. The one area to avoid spending the night is Terminal 3 as it is the most overcrowded, has very few seats and underwhelming facilities. Airport terminals are noisy places at night as cleaners and maintenance staff use the opportunity to carry out work; for the best chance of a good night’s rest, it is worth seeing if there is accommodation available at one of the six onsite hotels. Even if you are not staying at a hotel, you are able to access shower & changing facilities located at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Terminal 2 for a small surcharge. Luggage storage & lockers are available in the arrivals level of Terminals 1 & 2.

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Manchester Airport flight delay compensation process

Submit flight details

The only thing we need to begin Manchester flight delay compensation claims is some basic detail about you, as well as information relating to the flight in question (preferably a flight number). A flight number is ideal as it makes several important details available to us including airline name, date of flight and scheduled route and arrival / departure times. If possible, it is useful for us to have additional information such as the airline’s stated reason for flight delay out of Manchester Airport.

Flight compensation experts will get back to you immediately

Time is precious, so we’ll quickly get to work pursuing the compensation money you are owed for your flight delay at Manchester Airport.

Enforcing air passenger rights

An experienced legal representative will utilise court-ruled precedents and passenger rights as determined in EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004) to put forward the strongest possible claim for your Manchester airport flight disruption.

Collect your compensation

The majority of cases tend to be dealt with outside of court, which compensation settlements agreed directly with the airline by the solicitor in charge of your case. If this is the situation, compensation will be paid to you straightaway. More complex claims may go to court, where you’ll be represented by a specialist lawyer, who’ll contest the airline for the compensation that they are obligated to pay under EU legislation.

  • Gather information that might assist a claim
  • Request vouchers (you are entitled to these)
  • Keep hold of all airline documents such as letters, tickets & vouchers
  • Take photos

What to do if flight from Manchester Airport is delayed

Any information is potentially beneficial when making Manchester Airport claims

As soon as it becomes apparent that you are going to be delayed, you should look to gather proof for a possible claim, doing so is likely to reinforce your case.

Track the time and listen out for any announcements the airline makes to passengers. Keep a hold of any relevant documentation the airline has given you, note down any prudent points they make in verbal conversations, demand as much information as you can from the airline’s staff and be sure to listen in to relevant conversations they may be having with fellow passengers.

Refreshment vouchers

When flight delays in Manchester Airport last more than 2 hours, the airline is obligated to offer refreshment vouchers of proportionate value to the waiting time. If airline staff fail to offer them, this is another thing to make a note of. You are within your rights to demand them if they don’t get presented to you voluntarily.

Keep all relevant documents in case a subsequent claim can be made for your flight delay from Manchester

Flight tickets, food tokens, and any correspondence you get from the airline are all conducive to putting together a robust claim forward for Manchester Airport delays. Create copies if you can, so that nothing gets lost.

Using photos to provide evidence for a Manchester Airport flight delay claim

When making Manchester Airport flight complaints, taking pictures of relevant documents is never a bad idea, as it reduces the chance of misplacing them. Tickets, letters, coupons and vouchers are frequently helpful further along in the claims process. Manchester Airport fog delays are often cited by airlines, so it may help to take pictures of actual weather conditions too.

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Manchester flight delay compensation amounts

The amount of Manchester flight delay compensation you obtain will vary based on factors such as flight distance and length of your delay; it generally follows the formula laid out in the table below. The majority of airlines are now very familiar with delayed flight claims and will often seek a compensation settlement before a case goes to court.

Compensation Table

Amounts set by EU Regulations 261/2004
Flight distance Delay on arrival (hours) Compensation
Up to 1,500km 3 or more £226†/€250
1,500km - 3,500km 3 or more £361†/€400
Over 3,500km‡ 3 to 4 £271†/€300
Over 3,500km‡ 4 or more £540†/€600

For distances of greater than 3,500km, for the higher amount of compensation the journey will need to have departed from an EU (European) airport and be delayed on arrival in a Non-EU airport (Such as Manchester to Diagoras.) The airline is eligible to apply a 50% flat reduction on compensation awarded if the delay was between 3 and 4 hours.

Your claim will be settled at the Euro equivalent on the exchange rate at the time of the delay, or on the date your claim is settled
(This will depend on the airline).

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Knowledgeable and supportive flight delay team

Knowledgeable and supportive flight delay team

Danny Grimshaw Derby

Flight cancellations in Manchester left me stranded overnight. Prior to arriving at Manchester Airport, cancelled flight notifications were not given. The guys at Flight Delay Claims 4 U explained that an airline must give two weeks’ notice, so I made a claim and got a flight refund and compensation on top! Thankyou so much for all your help, the specialist flight refund team were spot on.

I received a refund for my Manchester flight delay today

I received a refund for my Manchester flight delay today

Miley Fairhurst Stockport

I decided to put in a claim when weather caused Manchester Airport flight delays before I was due to board a plane to Dublin. It actually turned out that the airline could have flown had it not been due to a technical fault on their part; they were forced to provide me with a cash settlement to compensate for my inconvenience. I’m so chuffed that I got my compensation so soon… it was completely hassle-free too!

Manchester Airport compensation recieved within 2 weeks

Manchester Airport compensation recieved within 2 weeks

Fiona Bright Warrington

Manchester flight cancellations meant I was several hours late arriving in New York. There was a mechanical issue with the aircraft preventing us from departing at scheduled time. I felt I could be owed compensation, but wasn’t sure so I contacted Flight Delay Claims 4 U. I received £540 after the specialist solicitor got the airline to settle out of court. I would definitely go down this route if the same thing happened again.

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FAQs: Delayed or Cancelled Flights at Manchester Airport

How do I stay updated with the latest Manchester Airport delays news?

There are live departures screens scattered all over Manchester Airport Terminals that display the latest information. There is also a flight delay checker on Manchester Airport's website. If more detail is required it is best to contact a member of staff from the airline to find out more.

My airline in Manchester cancelled flights due to industrial strike action – am I entitled to compensation from them?

It all depends on the circumstances; if the Manchester Airport delays are due to strikes organised by workers who are not directly employed by the airline, you will not be able to claim compensation as a result. In this case it would be deemed beyond the control of the airline and cited as "extraordinary circumstances".

My flight departed over 5 hours later than schedule because of Manchester flight delays today – can I claim compensation?

You may be able to claim the maximum compensation available to you, providing that the reason for delay does not constitute an “extraordinary circumstances” beyond the control of your flight operator.

Stuck at Manchester Airport because airline cancelled flights today – am I able to stay overnight in the departures lounge?

Yes you can. Also, if your flight from Manchester Airport is delayed, baggage can be stored in lockers while you sleep. It’s worth noting that Terminal 1 has the best seating and facilities, so head there if you can.

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I experienced 2 hour flight delays at Manchester airport today – can I claim compensation for this?

Unfortunately, Manchester flight delays of less than 3 hours are not deemed severe enough to warrant cash compensation. However, after 2 hours, it may be possible to get refreshment vouchers from your airlines so that you can get something to eat and drink without having to pay for it yourself.

My plane was one of the flight delays in Manchester today because of the snow – can I claim compensation?

If your flight was one of many Manchester Airport delays due to snow, it is likely that the snow was an "extraordinary circumstance". However, the airline is obligated to prove this and that the delay was as a result of an event that they had absolutely no control over.

Airline is blaming Manchester Airport delays on weather conditions – what are my rights?

Because of its location in the Northwest of England, It’s not uncommon that Manchester Airport experiences delays due to weather issues. It may also be the case that the planned route or destination weather conditions are hazardous. To prevent passengers claiming compensation, it is up to the airline to prove that the weather was extreme enough to constitute "extraordinary circumstances" as defined by UK courts. Your case representative can undertake an independent weather assessment to ascertain whether the airlines citations are legitimate.

I was caught up in Manchester flight delays yesterday but have since lost my boarding card – can I still make a compensation claim?

Yes. There is no requirement to have original flight documentation such as a boarding pass when making a delay claim. All we will need to get started on your case is a flight number.