Manchester Airport is the UK busiest Airport outside of London, in language of passengers, with over 21 million people fleeting through the airport in 2008. It came as no shock therefore to see they had made a shift into the off-site Manchester Airport parking arena with the introduction of JetParks.

Although Manchester Airport provided parking, with Long Stay, Short Stay and Valet, on-site, inside the humid confines of the Airport perimeters, they had not yet ventured out in to the cold where the off-site Airport Parking companies gather. However, with the augment number of short haul and finances flights tempting people into long weekend breaks, the amount of people looking to park up and fly out has risen dramatically over the years.
The pure number of companies outside of the Airports boundaries is astonishing and testament to our ever increasing craving on Air travel, whether this is internally within the UK, Long haul or short breaks. Gone a re the days when you would jump in a car to the airport, and why be supposed to you, when you can park up for as little as £2 a day and get shuttled to the Terminal doors.

A fast search on Google Maps for Manchester Airport Car parking returns no fewer 50 airport parking options inside a 5 mile radius, now granted, some of these are Hotels present during the night stay and car parking, however, that is a different article altogether. The primary off-site parking at Manchester Airport were in progress by the owners of land adjacent the airports, as the demand for parking grew within the official parking lots, space became scarce and prices ambitious up accordingly, so there was a market for an option option, and so unofficial car parks were opened by these land owners.

It is fair to say that these spaces were very basic and would be similar to more the provisional car parks around football matches (I tend to pay a few quid to a Manc Scally not to rip the wing mirrors off) than the highly keeping pace industry it has evolved into, very much a reimburse at the gate scenario. However, things really began to take off, if you’ll excuse the pun, in line with people embracing the Internet and online bookings.  

All of a sudden the car parks had a average than fitted absolutely with their product, they were selling space and where better to vend but in cyberspace. The ease at which they could be booked and the cost in comparison to a taxi or expediency in comparison to the bus or train appealed very much to the discerning traveller and business person alike. Like the budget airlines that popped up, so too did the car parking companies become brand names, with companies such as Parking 4 Less and Parking Essentials becoming a natural add on to the cost of the flight.

However, JetParks is the first step by Manchester Airport to offer the same budget service as these established brands, and although there will still be a demand for the onsite Manchester Airport Parking, I know a lot of people like myself would much prefer the cost of parking for a few days to be considerably less than the cost of the flight.


For more information and quotes for visit  car park at Manchester Airport  The booking can be made online and it’s quite affordable.