Airport Information

Manchester Airport (MAN)

IATA Designation Level 3
Coordination Manager contacts Andy Clark; +44 (0) 161 493 1851
How to apply for slots email:
Airport Operating Hours & Airports conditions of use Manchester airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.
MAG Conditions of use
ACL Office Coverage: ACL provides services from 0900 to 1700 UK local time, on weekdays only (excluding public holidays)
ACL Out of Hours Coverage Outside normal office hours (evenings, weekends, public holidays), service is provided by the airport operator.

Please note – the Out of Hours service will only deal with short term ad-hoc schedule changes and new requests. All other changes must be submitted to ACL during normal office hours.

The contact numbers for Out of Hours assistance at Manchester are shown below:

Cover Provided By Telephone No. Fax No. / E-mail
Apron Control +44 (0)161 489 3657
Additional Operational Requirements None
Planned Maintenance ACL is not currently unaware of any planned closures for maintenance at Manchester airport.
Local Guidelines None
Sanction and Enforcement Codes
The Airport Slot Allocation Regulations 2006 The UK is required under article 14.5 of EC Regulation 95/93 (as amended) to introduce a scheme of sanctions to control air carriers that repeatedly and intentionally misuse airport slots at the UK’s five coordinated airports (currently; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, London Luton and London City).

In July 2005 the UK Department for Transport (DfT) consulted with industry stakeholders on the best means of controlling the misuse of slots at the coordinated airports in the UK. Following the consultation, the DfT concluded that a sanctions scheme, including financial sanctions, was necessary and that ACL as the coordinator at the UK’s coordinated airports should administer the scheme.

On 1 January 2007 the Airport Slot Allocation Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 2665 – the ‘UK Regulations’) came into effect.

The UK Regulations 14-19 give to ACL, as the appointed Coordinator of the five UK coordinated airports, powers to deal with misuse of slots by imposing fines or in some cases to issue ‘directions’ to achieve this objective. ACL has also been given powers to impose fines where schedule information it has requested is not properly provided at both the schedules facilitated and the coordinated airports in the UK.

The UK Regulations are supplemented by the Misuse of Slots Enforcement Code (the Code), which sets out the processes which the Coordinator and Schedules Facilitator must follow when exercising their powers under the UK Regulation. The Code was updated in both September 2008 and September 2010 following further consultation by ACL in order to clarify and improve the Code.

Coordination Committee A number of committees have been formed to deal with various scheduling and coordination Issues.

At Manchester the major committee is the Coordination Committee.

Slot Performance Committee None
Seasonal Reports ACL publishes Seasonal Reports for all Level 3 airports.  These can be found using the search function here.

Reports for Level 2 and Level 1 airports are not published.  If you would like to see reports for these airports, please contact us.

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