Aegean Airlines has become the latest carrier to move to Manchester airport’s new Terminal 2 extension.

The terminal opened on July 14 with the first flights operated by Jet 2, TUI and Singapore Airlines. Last week it was joined by five more airlines: Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, Air Baltic and Ethiopian Airlines.

The Greek carrier has become the ninth airline to relocate to the terminal, and is offering three-times-weekly services to Athens.

Over the weekend, the terminal also opened the World Duty Free Express unit in Departures, with the main World Duty Free unit still open to travellers. The airport says that a Pret A Manger and Starbucks will open in early August in Arrivals.

The airport states that further airlines will move to the new extension “as summer progresses and international travel restrictions ease”, with updates communicated via its social media channels.

This comes after the lifting of travel restrictions for double vaccinated Brits, who can now travel to ‘amber’ list countries without having to quarantine upon return (with the exception of France).

As previously reported, the first phase of the T2 extension project had been due to open in summer 2020, but this was postponed following the onset of Covid-19.