Jet2 warns of major Manchester Airport disruption ahead of summer holidays

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Passengers embarking on their summer holidays from Manchester Airport could face significant disruption because of planned motorway roadworks.

Extensive overnight resurfacing is to take place on the M56 prompting fears people may arrive late for flights from Monday, June 10. The work will be carried out by National Highways on both sides of M56 between Junction 4 and Junction 7.

Now all those with flights have been advised to plan earlier arrivals. The airport said: "National Highways are carrying out essential overnight resurfacing works on both sides of the M56 between Junction 4 and Junction 7."

They added: "Works are due to start on Monday 10 June 2024 and completed by August 2024. Closures will take place between 21:00 and 05:00, Monday to Friday, and extending to 07:00 on Saturdays. This will include a mix of full overnight closures and slip closures."

Diversion routes will be provided, although delays are anticipated regardless. Therefore, travellers have been urged to allocate additional time for their commutes and keep themselves updated regarding specific closures and congestion through Traffic England.

Issuing an update about the situation on its website, Jet2 stated: "Manchester Airport - Road Works until August 2024. We have been made aware of road works between Junction 5 and 6 of the M56 beginning Monday 10th June expecting to be completed by the end of August 2024."

Warning against major closures of the M56 throughout this period, they advised customers to confirm details with National Highways and allow ample time for reaching Manchester Airport, as all Jet2.com flights are still set to operate as per schedule.

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