By DebbieH 13 May 2019 7 min read

Why professionals are flocking to Manchester Airport


Manchester Airport is the country’s largest UK-owned airport operator. A multi-award winning airport, you can see why so many people want to work there, due to the range of opportunities in jobs.


What is there to do in Manchester?

Of course, you wouldn’t think about relocating unless you knew a bit about the city you were moving to. Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on all the things you can do if you move to Manchester, and why it’s becoming so popular. We’ve also included a few hints about airlines who are currently recruiting for jobs there.





House prices are cheaper than London

The cost of living in Manchester proves to be cheaper than London, and yet you still have the added benefit of working in one of the best cities for business in the UK. To give you an idea, here are a few statistics that might help you weigh up the differences:

  • Rent prices in Manchester are 57.43% lower than in London
  • Groceries prices in Manchester are 12.46% lower than in London
  • Restaurant prices in Manchester are 9.31% lower than in London
  • A monthly pass for transportation in Manchester is 56.52% lower than in London



Like music? Love Manchester

The music scene in Manchester is huge. Home to some of the biggest names in music, including Oasis, The Smiths, Chemical Brothers and Take That, the city’s musical talents have continued to prosper here. Catch up with up and coming stars in the smaller venues, like Antwerp Mansion, Castle Hotel, Eagle Inn and Gullivers, and follow the biggest stars at the Manchester Evening Arena.


Shop to your heart’s desire

Fashion forward? Or simply love keeping up with the latest trends? Manchester has it all in terms of fashion. From Selfridge and Trafford Centre right down to high-street shopping in the Arndale Centre, fashion is available at any price. Shop the Victoria Beckham line, Gucci, Louis Vitton, Hugo Boss, Armani, or simply head over to the high street where you can find Topshop, River Island, New Look and more.



Home to Manchester City and Manchester United, football has been a big part of Manchester for years – but it’s not the only sport that’s out there for anyone looking to stay active of an evening or weekend. Athletics is also very popular, and rugby, basketball, cricket, swimming and cycling all have available venues where you can participate. Join a club, or simply try out a new sport – there’s more than enough choice, and it’s a great way to meet others if you’re moving over to Manchester alone.


Events and networking opportunities

If you’re looking for events, conferences and any other networking opportunities in Manchester specific to aviation, you won’t have a problem finding them.

Business networking events are popular in Manchester, so if you’re looking to build your knowledge, book on to networking breakfasts or any other event now via Eventbrite! And if you’ve just moved, it’s the perfect place to get chatting to new people!


Job opportunities

As one of the largest airports in the UK, Manchester Airport has plenty of jobs available, whether your role is customer service or you are a high-flying pilot looking to make a dent in your flight hours. Whatever you want from your career, Manchester Airport says they can help you achieve it, even if you’re making your first career move, or you’re ready to fly with a bigger challenge. The airport’s careers page says:

“Join MAG and you’ll be joining a business that believes in its people enough to continually focus on promoting from within. Your career path will be well-defined, your imagination will be challenged, and we’re working hard to make sure you have everything you’ve been looking for, and more.”