Manchester Airport Gears Up With Summer Sport Connections

English football fans in Europe.
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Manchester Airport is gearing up for a record-breaking summer, and it’s not just beach vacations on the horizon.

With major events like Euro 2024, the Paris Olympics, and thrilling boxing and motorsport matchups, Manchester Airport is your gateway to sporting events.

Boasting over 200 destinations worldwide, Manchester Airport offers unparalleled connectivity this summer.

Whether you’re cheering on England at Euro 2024 in Germany or supporting Team GB at the Paris Olympics, there’s a direct flight waiting to take you there.

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Euro 2024

The beautiful game takes center stage this summer with Euro 2024 in Germany. Manchester Airport provides convenient access to all potential England match locations. These include Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich.

Catch Gareth Southgate’s squad battle for glory, and be part of the electric atmosphere. Don’t miss Scotland’s historic qualification either, with their opening match against Germany in Munich.

The subsequent games will be in Cologne and Stuttgart, all accessible with direct flights from Manchester.

Paris 2024 Olympics

The spirit of the Olympics takes over Paris this summer. Witness the world’s best athletes compete for glory at iconic venues like the Stade de France.

Manchester Airport offers direct flights to both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports, making it easy to cheer on British hopefuls and experience the magic of the Games.

The sporting action in France extends beyond the Olympics. Watch top-tier football matches in Bordeaux, Nice, and Lyon, or witness thrilling sailing events in Marseille.

Manchester Airport connects you to all these destinations with ease.

Wimbledon: A British Summer Tradition

Experience the magic of Wimbledon this July, potentially Andy Murray’s swansong at the All England Club.

With a quick one-hour flight from Manchester to Heathrow, you can be part of the iconic tournament’s historic atmosphere.

Global Sporting Spectacles: From Boxing to F1

This summer promises a knockout punch in the boxing world. This Saturday, support Tyson Fury in his heavyweight championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Manchester Airport offers direct flights to Jeddah with convenient onward connections to the capital.

Calling all motorsport enthusiasts! Catch the drama of the Formula One season unfold with direct flights from Manchester to no fewer than seven Grand Prix locations. These include Monaco, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.

American Football: Gridiron Across the Pond

For American Football fans, the wait is almost over – the new NFL season kicks off on September 5th. Manchester Airport’s expanding North American network allows you to see your favorite teams live.

Catch direct flights to Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Houston, and Orlando (with easy access to Tampa Bay and Jacksonville).

The sporting spirit extends beyond American Football. Catch the excitement of the NBA Finals, Major League Baseball playoffs, and the NHL playoffs.

You can see potential contenders like the New York Knicks, Yankees, Phillies, Braves, and Rangers, all accessible via Manchester Airport’s extensive network.

Manchester Airport: Gateway to Summer Sport

As Chris Woodroofe, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, says: “We’re proud to connect the North to the world’s sporting spectacles. With record passenger numbers and a seamless security process, Manchester Airport is your gateway to a gold-medal summer.”

While the roar of the crowd at Euro 2024 or the Olympic Games is undeniably thrilling, Manchester Airport opens doors to a world of unique sporting experiences.

Witness the legendary Isle of Man TT motorcycle races, a grueling test of skill and courage. Catch rising stars and future champions in international tournaments across various sports.

Manchester Airport Expects 100,000 Passengers for EURO 2024
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A Smooth Journey to Sporting Spectacles

Manchester Airport understands that getting to your summer sport event is just the beginning of the adventure. They prioritize a smooth and stress-free travel experience.

With record-breaking passenger numbers handled efficiently, you can expect to breeze through security in under 10 minutes on average.

Their commitment to exceptional customer service ensures you arrive at your destination relaxed and ready to soak in the sporting atmosphere.

Expert Resources at Your Fingertips

Manchester Airport’s website is a treasure trove of information for sports fans planning their summer escapes.

Find comprehensive guides detailing flight options, travel times, and onward connections to reach your chosen sporting venue.

Explore handy resources that recommend exciting things to do and see beyond the games, allowing you to create a well-rounded travel itinerary that caters to your interests.

Join the Manchester Airport Community

Manchester Airport fosters a vibrant online community where sports fans can connect, share travel tips, and celebrate their sporting passions.

Follow their social media channels for exclusive updates, travel deals, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the airport’s operations.

Share your photos and stories using their designated hashtags, and become part of the Manchester Airport sporting adventure!

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