Manchester airport has outlined a £1 billion ($1.5 billion) programme of terminal enhancements and expansion projects to be undertaken over the next 10 years including plans for the first US pre-clearance facility in the UK.

Under the plans, the gateway's Terminal 2 will be expanded and reconfigured to become the primary terminal, while Terminal 3 will be upgraded and the two buildings linked. New stands and piers will also be added.

The airport says it has been shortlisted by the US Department of Homeland Security as a "priority airport" for a pre-clearance facility.

With its infrastructure programme to be completed in phases over the next 10 years, Manchester airport expects to be processing 30 million passengers per annum by 2025.

Source: Cirium Dashboard