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Airkix Manchester

We're right next to the Chill Factore indoor ski slope, opposite the Trafford Centre, and less than 4 miles from the city centre.

Our Manchester wind tunnel was Airkix's first 14ft (4.3m) diameter design and it's superiority remains to this day. The airflow is super-fast and super-smooth as always, perfect for all indoor skydiving activities.

Our latest addition is a fabulous Italian eatery - Salvi's.
Relax in our viewing area and enjoy some delicious delicatessen whilst watching some awe inspiring flyers taking to the air in our wind tunnel.

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Our standard opening/flying times for Manchester Airkix are below, but we are happy to open at other times by special arrangement.

Reception is manned from 9am to 9pm on 0845 331 6549. Flying goes on during the times below, but we'll open outside these times for groups of 5 or more.

Flying Times - Airkix Manchester
Term Time Off-Peak Anytime
Monday - Friday 1100 - 1600
2100 - 2300
1600 - 2100
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays   0700 - 2300
School Holidays Off-Peak Anytime
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1000
2100 - 2300
1000 - 2100
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays   0700 - 2300


We're easy to get to, however you travel:

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Airkix Manchester is right next to the Chill Factore indoor ski slope, and less than four miles from the centre of Manchester. We are opposite the Trafford Centre and conveniently located just off the M60 motorway at junction 10.

Just after you come off Junction 10, head towards The Trafford Centre and take the left turn marked by a Brown Tourist sign 'Trafford Quays Leisure Village' just by the Premier Inn. You come out at a roundabout signed 'Ski Slope' to the left, follow that sign and you will see us on the left just past Chill Factore.

Using a GPS?

Our postcode is M41 7JA - but not all systems have proven reliable so you might be better to use our neighbour's older postcode of M17 8DD. Otherwise our full our address is:

Trafford Quays Leisure Village
9 Trafford Way
M41 7JA


There are regular main-line trains into Manchester Piccadilly station, which is in the centre of Manchester. From there you can access a connecting Metrolink tram to Stretford station. You then need to board the Metrolink Shuttle Bus which travels directly to The Trafford Centre, which is opposite Airkix and Chill Factore and is a 5 minute walk away.

Alternatively you can take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly train station which takes 15-20 minutes and costs approximately £15.

There are also regular train services to local stations at Urmston and Salford Crescent, both of which have regular onward bus connections to The Trafford Centre bus station.


The nearest bus station is at the Trafford Centre which is opposite Chill Factore (5 mins walk ).

ML1: The Trafford Centre Metrolink Shuttle Bus

The Trafford Centre Metrolink Shuttle Bus is a direct, express service to Manchester's Metrolink Tram service. The shuttle bus links The Trafford Centre to Stretford Metrolink Station and runs 7 days a week, 363 days a year, with services every 20 minutes, from early till late. One ticket will enable you to travel direct to The Trafford Centre from anywhere on the Metrolink network. Just look for the 'Trafford Centre Shuttle Bus' button on any Metrolink ticket machine. Airkix is then a 5 minute walk away from the Trafford Centre Bus Station.

Bus route 250

The 250 service, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, is a high frequency bus link direct to Manchester City Centre via Old Trafford. The service runs from early till late 364 days a year, every 10-15 minutes, and is provided using modern, low-floor, easy access buses.

Buses run regularly from all over the Greater Manchester area to the Trafford Centre's on-site Bus Station, at the end of Regent Crescent. Full details of all bus services running from the Trafford Centre can be found on a public transport leaflet at

For further travel information please contact The Trafford Centre Bus Station on 0161 749 1788 or 07771 971187.


The nearest airports to Airkix are Manchester Airport (20 minutes away) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (40 minutes away).

Directions from Manchester Airport

If using public transport, the most direct route is on the number 18 bus service runs every 30 minutes direct from Manchester Airport to The Trafford Centre which is opposite Chill Factore. Alternatively there are regular buses, trains and Metrolink services into Manchester city centre, with regular connections to The Trafford Centre from there.

If driving from Manchester airport, you should join the M56 motorway, then the M60 (westbound) motorway, exiting at junction 10 for Chill Factore.

Directions from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

If driving from Liverpool John Lennon Airport join the A5300, then take the M62 (eastbound) to the M60 motorway. Follow the M60 (westbound), exiting at junction 10.

On the doorstep



Salvi's Bar

Delicious Italian Eatery!

We've partnered up with our friends at Salvi's, who we think are the finest Italian eatery around to bring a little piece of sunny Italy to Airkix Manchester.

Serving all of the finest Italian dishes, from pizzas and pastas to cakes and pastries, as well as a range of fantastic coffees, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Great for those spectators watching their friends and loved ones take to the air and a perfect place to relax before or after your flights!

Airkix tunnels are designed by SkyVenture (part of iFLY), the world leader in indoor wind tunnel design.

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Other flyers say…


“One on one sessions?”

“I had an amazing time, best day of my life! Think I may have just found my new hobby!! Will be back soon!!”

First-time non-skydiver, aged 23
24 August 2014 at Manchester

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