How many singers does it take to fill a departures terminal with the sound of magnificent Italian opera? Just three, as we discovered yesterday! To celebrate our move from Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and the launch of our new flights to Italy, we welcomed customers to our new home with live music performed by three amazing tenors.
The trio performed the classic Italian opera pieces La Donna e Mobile, O Sole Mio, Bridisi, Nessun Dorma and Funiculi Funicula for a series of astonished crowds throughout the morning, occasionally escorting customers right up to the check-in desk.
Meanwhile, Monarch cabin crew handed out ‘free tenners’ to passengers to use as discount coupons on new flights from Manchester to Milan, Venice, Verona as well as Dubrovnik in Croatia plus all other existing routes.
The move to Terminal 2 was a major logistical exercise taking several months to pull together. Apart from the installation of the new ticket desk and new branding, behind-the-scenes our cabin crew and office staff were busily packing and moving crate after crate of office equipment to the fresh, modern new crew rooms and training classrooms.
For customers, the benefits of moving to Terminal 2 include a more spacious, dedicated check-in area and ticket desk, a refined check-in process and streamlined services. In addition, customers can enjoy same level access from car, bus and taxi drop off points to departures. Monarch is also considerably easier to find, with our bright yellow branding standing out throughout the terminal!
What do you think of the new look check-in area at terminal 2? We’d love to see your comments below.