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Manchester news The people jetting off from Manchester Airport in strange times Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Things will look and seem a bit different when passengers return

Manchester news  The people jetting off from Manchester Airport in strange times Manchester united news
01 July 2020 - 06:00

Breaking News ! "I feel a bit anxious", says Faith Missanah. She is waiting to join the check-in queue at Terminal 1, Manchester Airport, before she jets off to Tanzania with her five-year-old son Aydan. The youngster is having a bit of difficulty getting used to wearing his face mask. "It's complicated for him. He's used to travelling but it's all a bit new", she says. It's not just Aydan who is find the experience strange. The 25-year-old says seeing all of the safety precautions at the airport has made the whole pandemic feel 'a bit more real'. Perspex screens, masks and hand sanitiser bottles - safety measures which have become synonymous with the coronavirus crisis - are everywhere.  Read More Related Articles How to check which businesses are open near you Cleaners in hazmat suits are a regular sight, and new technology, like thermal imaging cameras to check passengers' temperatures, have been installed at security. Thermal imaging cameras (Image: Manchester Evening News) Gradually the airport, which has been partially shut since the start of lockdown, is beginning to reopen. Flights are due to resume from Terminal 3 today. Terminal 2 is then scheduled to reopen on July 15. "At home you hear it on the news, but it's not the same as seeing everyone in their masks," she adds. A thermal imaging camera to check temperatures (Image: Manchester Evening News) She is flying out to see her husband, who she hasn't seen in a year. "I'm excited about seeing my husband but I'm so anxious about the airport. They are taking precautions, you have to be more cautious". Muhammad Naghman, 24, also finds the whole situation 'strange'.

. But David Ordman, 51, is a little less fazed by the changes at the airport. Conveyor belts are cleaned (Image: Manchester Evening News) That's because he has been flying throughout the pandemic for his work in the telecoms industry. At first, his company paid for him to fly via private jet for his job in Amsterdam, now he flies with KLM.  "I have been doing it for weeks now, I was flying through lockdown as I work overseas. Passenger David Ordman (Image: Manchester Evening News) "When you get through everything (security) it's dark and switched off, no duty free, no cafes. Everybody sits there looking scared of everyone else. "I use the time to walk around the terminal with my Fit Bit. There is nobody around. There's no point sitting next to someone with Covid." Leigh Pratt, 58, from Hartlepool, is excited to be flying back to Malaysia, where she lives. She has been unable to go back home since she left the country to visit her husband who is working in Indonesia. She decided to come back to the UK to stay with her daughter - where she has been stuck for months. Leigh Pratt (Image: Manchester Evening News) Leigh had to get approval from the Ministry of Tourism and have a swab test declaring she was Covid-free in order to return to Malaysia. She isn't worried about travelling, but thinks everyone should wear a mask and stick to social distancing rules. "I'm not nervous about flying, I flew a couple of days after 9/11. It's part and parcel of living," she says.

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Manchester news The people jetting off from Manchester Airport in strange times Manchester united news


Manchester news The people jetting off from Manchester Airport in strange times Manchester united news


Manchester news The people jetting off from Manchester Airport in strange times Manchester united news


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