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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.

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FLYING TIMES

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

Location

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


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BY ROAD

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:

Airkix
Trafford Quays Leisure Village
9 Trafford Way
Manchester
M41 7JA

BY RAIL

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.

BY BUS

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 http://www.traffordcentre.co.uk/gettinghere/

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

BY AIR

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.

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

Other flyers say…

100%

“No, it was a great experience from start to finish.”

“All the staff were polite, friendly and very helpful, and our flight instructor Andy was also very good. Sometimes it was hard to understand what he was saying whilst flying, but he always explained properly back in the waiting area.”

First-time non-skydiver, aged 39
Staffordshire
5 April 2014 at Manchester

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