Manchester Airport is 10 miles southwest of Manchester centre and is the 3rd busiest airport in the UK and the 12th in Europe. The airport is served by 95 airlines traveling to 170 destinations worldwide. There are 3 terminals in Manchester airport with regular shuttle buses traveling between them. Manchester airport carries over 22 million passengers a year. The airport won awards for the best UK airport and best regional airport in 2008.
The airport opened in 1938 and was known as Ringway Airport until the 1980's when it was renamed to Manchester International airport where it has continued to grow in size with the addition of runways and Terminals to cope with continued demand from business and holiday destinations.