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I think some people think we have the money of the UAE or Saudi,
It seems pretty obvious the more planes on the terminal the more of a walk it is for some, as I have said on another forum go to CDG
or Dallas and you can walk for a long way and sometimes need a train as well, the only way round that is lots of little terminals
and that just doesn`t work for connecting and to be honest if there was only one gate people would still complain
 

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MANTP Update #119 dated 29th November - courtesy of the MANTP team to whom full credit is given.



















 
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I can hardly keep up to date with the MANTP releases at the moment.


Apparently there may be some details on BBC Northwest Tonight today.
 

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I can hardly keep up to date with the MANTP releases at the moment.


Apparently there may be some details on BBC Northwest Tonight today.

That latest video implies the A380 Stands will be on Pier 2 which will be full length. Is this the next Pier to be built and how does it affect the taxiways which which were being arranged for A380s to be on Pier 3
 

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I did speak to the MANTP team today and they have confirmed that Pier 2 is the next to be built. Unfortunately I forgot to ask about the A380 stands.

I also received clarification about the misquote in the Manchester Evening News. Pier 2 will not be opening in 2020 as had been said, the article should have referred to the Pier 2 bussing lounge.

Hopefully that is now clarified.
 

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Just watched the new TP video on you tube. Looking good, pleased to hear the latest scanners at security will be installed it was quoted as saying “customers will not have to remove electronic items and liquids from their baggage” that is a relief in itself!
10 e gates in the new immigration hall, doesn’t seem many but I assume more due to come in 2022 when the current T2 re-opens?
 

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As I recall, from a couple of sources, the number of e-gates will start at 10 however this will nearly double when the current building is refurbished and the 2 parts are combined.
 

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pleased to hear the latest scanners at security will be installed it was quoted as saying “customers will not have to remove electronic items and liquids from their baggage” that is a relief in itself!
I wonder how many passengers will still get electronics and liquids out of their bags. Just from looking at them I'm not sure I'd be able to tell if a scanner was the 'new' or 'old' type :unsure:
 

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Wonderful set of updates. Really refreshing to have such a detailed video - especially given the audience of this thread are all hungry for details about sequencing :)

The latest photos are looking really nice. Definitely a step up from the pier - much less of a cheap shed feeling. Floor looks to be tiled. The signage / wayfinding and little details there looks top notch and up there with the airports of Germany/Austria/Switzerland - love the white text on black. I'm quite excited to travel through here.

(White check in desks look a bit naff, but I guess you can't have everything...)

Does anybody know what will happen to the legacy T2 gates once T2Classic gets refurb'd? Will there be a corridor kept open along the front for access, or will all of legacy T2 gates be closed? I know the video mentioned using increased bussing for a while.
 

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Does anybody know what will happen to the legacy T2 gates once T2Classic gets refurb'd? Will there be a corridor kept open along the front for access, or will all of legacy T2 gates be closed? I know the video mentioned using increased bussing for a while.
When it’s all done? All legacy gates will be removed. There was talk of keeping the 209 pepper pot as a fire exit. The legacy east pier will be used to access pier three and the terminal one / three link.
 

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When it’s all done? All legacy gates will be removed. There was talk of keeping the 209 pepper pot as a fire exit. The legacy east pier will be used to access pier three and the terminal one / three link.
I'm thinking about next year when they close T2Classic for refurb. Will all of the legacy gates go out of service at the same time, or will they keep a small access corridor open so T2X can still use the contact stands alongside the bit that's being refurb'd?
 

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I'm thinking about next year when they close T2Classic for refurb. Will all of the legacy gates go out of service at the same time, or will they keep a small access corridor open so T2X can still use the contact stands alongside the bit that's being refurb'd?
Good question. I assume the east pier will be kept open and linked to T2X airside whilst the legacy T2 terminal block is overhauled. Perhaps they can afford to close the older pier for a refurbishment once new Pier 2 is open, or maybe it’s only new carpets and lights we are getting In it.
 

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My thoughts are:

Whilst Pier 2 is being constructed and the old Terminal renovated, I would expect stands 201-209 to remain open via a temporary corridor from T2X - in the same way as Pier 1 is served.

The new remote stands on Lima (901-???) will be served from the new bussing lounge, together with any remaining West apron remotes.

Once Pier 2 opens in 2022 the aforementioned stands will closed whilst Pier 3 in constructed for completion in 2024.

Does that help?
 

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For posterity, a still from the latest MAG video showing the current pier end game (since it’s changed so often)

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Also worthy of note is the proposed landside road layout with the forecourt ramp connecting to the final roundabout; the smaller new intermediate roundabout at the bottom of the new ramp was already being removed when I last visited. Looks like a change of plan after it was built.

There is also the ominous removal of the drop off bridge from the M56 roundabout and associated MSCP extension and rooftop drop off area. The team were rather coy about this when I asked them in August; this latest art eliminates it - previous art included it as an understood “later phase”.
 
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The MAN social media group are busy at the moment. Currently only on twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Check out where we&#39;re up to with the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme in this video update, which shows the progress to the arrivals area ️✈ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MANTP?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc^tfw">#MANTP</a> <a href="https://t.co/PHeeTcDOVW">pic.twitter.com/PHeeTcDOVW</a></p>&mdash; Manchester Airport (@manairport) <a href=" ">December 7, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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Whilst Pier 2 is being constructed and the old Terminal renovated, I would expect stands 201-209 to remain open via a temporary corridor from T2X - in the same way as Pier 1 is served.

The new remote stands on Lima (901-???) will be served from the new bussing lounge, together with any remaining West apron remotes.

Once Pier 2 opens in 2022 the aforementioned stands will closed whilst Pier 3 in constructed for completion in 2024.
Makes a lot of sense, also a nice side effect of building pier 2 next.

That Twitter video was frustratingly short on actual details, seemed to be mostly titles!

For posterity, a still from the latest MAG video showing the current pier end game (since it’s changed so often)
Thanks for posting! I'm glad all the piers look more or less full length after earlier renderings showed otherwise. So curious to find out what happens to Pier C, and the link with T1.
 

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From the 4th December update on www.mantp.co.uk

The first the phase of the terminal extension is set to open in July 2020. It will see a brand-new security hall, the departure lounge, the immigration hall, arrivals hall and the new bus gate lounge open to passengers.

Once they are up and running, further facilities will start operating during the rest of 2020, including the first of the new ‘island’ check-in desk banks and the new baggage reclaim facilities. As the various elements of the new extension open, the airport will start to close parts of the existing Terminal Two to allow for that area to be reconfigured to align with the new facilities.

The fully reconfigured Terminal Two will open in 2022 with 32 new shops and food and beverage outlets set to feature in that area. The completed Terminal Two will be 150% bigger than the current building once finished.

Pier Two will also open at that time and will be a similar size to Pier One. It will have the capability to handle the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the double-decker A380 and will also include airline lounges. The remaining terminal and airfield infrastructure is due to open in 2024.
 

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Time for update #120 courtesy of the MANTP Team - to whom fullcredit is given























This last shot, taken from the latest video, shows where the airside area is that the previous slide shows.
 
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This is my final planned MANTP Update before the Christmas/New Year break. As always I am indebted to the MANTP Team for supplying the weekly update, without their help this thread would have been a lot smaller.



















A very happy Christmas to everyone and may it bring lots cheer. Also may the New Year be a good (and peaceful) one.

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