Property management firm Lostock Installations and automation specialist Vanderlande have completed the installation of a new baggage carousel in Terminal 3 (T3) at Manchester Airport in the northwest of England.
The project was delivered at a cost of approximately £1.2m (US$1.5m) and involved making a number of changes to the layout of the terminal to accommodate the new system. The construction of the extra carousel took approximately one year to complete.
Matt Etchells, head of T3 at Manchester Airport, said, “The task of installing the baggage carousel was a significant challenge due to the limited space within the terminal. The project team at the airport and contractors brought into deliver it performed brilliantly to get the carousel operational in time.
“The new carousel will allow the terminal to handle more international passengers at any one time and makes it a nicer, more open space for passengers using the area.”
Manchester Airport has seen the number of flights operating from T3 increase by 34% over the last three years. Both Ryanair and Flybe have increased the number of flights they operate from the terminal and new airlines such as Vueling Airlines and Iberia Express have also began operating flights.