On flights from Beijing to Manchester with Qatar Airways you can expect an unprecedented level of comfort and service. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality passenger experience to make the journey itself, as well as the arrival, a real pleasure. You will dine on a choice selection of delicious cuisine and enjoy comfortable, spacious seating you’d normally find in the lobby of a top hotel. Our cabin crew are exemplary too, providing you with all you need during your trip, so that you arrive refreshed and relaxed.
Manchester is famous for being one of the pioneering cities of the Industrial Revolution, home to the early railways and humming with cotton spinning machines. It has many fine buildings dating to the early 19th century, and its magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral is a favourite attraction with visitors. The city’s old industrial spirit is perfectly captured in the displays at the Museum of Science and Industry, and you can also enjoy great shopping and dining options in the city centre.
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main departure and arrival point. Located 20 miles from the city centre, Beijing Airport is undergoing rapid expansion to accommodate increasing numbers of passengers, with the recently added and truly enormous Terminal 3 expanding its capacity considerably.
Passengers flying from Beijing with Qatar Airways will discover a friendly, incredibly efficient and modern airport, where emphasis is placed on the passenger experience from the moment you step through the doors.
Transportation and parking
As you would expect of a key air transport hub, Beijing Airport is well served by public transport. The Beijing Subway's Airport Express Metro service runs to and from Terminals 2 and 3 directly to the city centre, taking around 20 minutes.
The airport shuttle bus departs from major hotels and takes approximately 40-45 minutes to get to the airport’s Terminals 2 and 3. Metered taxis are plentiful, although it may be helpful if you don’t speak Chinese to ask a native speaker to write your destination on a piece of card for you, or ask your hotel concierge to pre-book your taxi on your behalf.
Avoid ‘unofficial’ taxis. The recently completed Terminal 3 (the main international terminal) has its own transport centre and a 7,000-space parking area, making it incredibly quick and easy to park and get to the terminal itself in just a few minutes.
Arriving in Beijing
Passengers flying from Beijing with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 3 concourse E, which is a satellite concourse off the main terminal.
As T3 is so vast (it is currently the second largest passenger terminal in the world), it is important to allow yourself plenty of time to get to your departure point before your flight is due to leave. Security is exceptionally tight in the terminal, so again allow extra time to clear customs/security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities at Beijing are exceptional. The rows of seats in T3 all have individual electrical terminals for laptops/phone chargers etc. An extensive business centre provides everything from ‘pay-per-hour’ meeting rooms through to showers, conferencing facilities and business services.
Shopping is exceptionally good, with everything from Duty Free and travel accessories through to luxury jewellery, leather goods, perfume and gifts available. An extensive food court provides a selection of Chinese street food, noodle bars, drinks and more substantial international cuisine as well.
Home to one of the most famous football teams in the world, Manchester is the powerhouse of the north of England, and an up-and-coming communication and broadcasting hub that is now also home to BBC. Fly to Manchester with Qatar Airways and you’ll have the chance to explore this thriving city and all it has to offer.
Manchester is well known for its lively entertainment, music and theatre scene, but just a few miles from its busy centre is some of England’s most beautiful countryside, including the Wirral, the Lake District and the Peak District. A flight to Manchester with Qatar Airways gives you the opportunity to discover the delights of the north-west of England for yourself.
The Museum of Science and Industry and the waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal give you a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past as the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution.
For football fans (and particularly those of MUFC), a tour around the legendary turf of Old Trafford is an essential stop.
Manchester has plenty of museums and cultural attractions, including the Gallery of English Costume, the Imperial War Museum North, and the People’s History Museum.
The eponymous Manchester Museum contains a selection of more ancient exhibits dating to the time of the dinosaurs and Ancient Egypt.
Flights to Manchester with Qatar Airways land at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Manchester please check the visa and passport requirements.
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