Manchester

Manchester International Airport

Get your trip off to a great start with our speedy check in services at Manchester’s airport.

If you're booked on an international flight to Las Vegas or Orlando, please check in at Terminal 2. If you're booked on a domestic flight with Little Red, you'll need to check in at Terminal 3.


When to arrive for your flight
We recommend you get to the airport with plenty of time to spare – it’s a good way to avoid last-minute stress!  As a rule of thumb:

  • Virgin Atlantic domestic flights: arrive at the airport at least one hour before your flight is due to leave
  • Virgin Atlantic flights: arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight is due to leave
  • Partner airline flights: we recommend you check in three hours before your scheduled departure

Manchester Terminal 2 map

Check in options
You can check in for your flight and pick up your boarding pass using any one of the following options.

International check in

Online check in

International online check in

Want to miss the queues? Try our efficient online check in service, you can pick your seat and print your boarding card. Online check in for international flights is open between 24 and 2 hours before your departure time. Just go to Online check in.

Mobile check in

International mobile check in

You can use our mobile site to check in wherever you are, anytime between 24 and 2 hours before your international flight leaves. 

Counter check in

International counter check in

You’ll find our airport check in service at desks 42 to 47 in Terminal 2 – our helpful staff will get you on your way as quickly as they can.

Kiosk check in

International kiosk check in

Our automated kiosks - located in Terminal 2 - provide a speedy check in. 

 Little Red (UK domestic) check in

Online check in

Little Red online check in

Online check in for Little Red (UK domestic) flights is open between 24 hours and 65 minutes before your departure time. Just go to Online check in.

Mobile check in

Little Red mobile check in

You can use our mobile site to check in wherever you are, anytime between 24 hours and 65 minutes before your Little Red (UK domestic) flight leaves. 

Domestic Counter check in

Little Red counter check in

Little Red domestic flights depart from Terminal 3.  Check in desks will open 2 hours before departure and close 30 minutes before departure.


Baggage information
Not sure how much to bring for your flight, or want details on restrictions? Check our Baggage information pages for full details.

Did you know?
If you are arriving on another flight you’ll find our flight connections desk located airside at Terminal 2.

Ticket desk
The Virgin Atlantic ticket desk is located opposite check in desk 42.


Additional information to help you along the way
Special assistance

If you have any worries about health and mobility, you will find the information for your journey in the special assistance pages.

Family with children
Need a helping hand? We are here to help you along your way with your journey.

Visa and health requirements
Need help with getting into the country? The Visa and Health Requirements information will help you along with your journey.

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