There may be tentative plans for a T4
but if it comes to fruition, it won't be for at least 10 to 15 years! Below is a brief outline from the MAN
Development Strategy to 2015
"The preferred areas for apron extension will be to the west of Terminal 2 (including land currently used for car parking); to the east of Terminal 3 (requiring relocation of existing uses), in the vicinity of the current maintenance village and on land at Cloughbank Farm presently utilised as the Aviation Viewing Park."
T1: original capacity 2.5 million passengers, currently 11 million passengers. Planned: more check-in desks and improve/extend arrivals area. Possible redevelopment of the multi-storey car park
: original capacity of 6 million passengers – it’s now been rasied to 7.3 million passengers. Planned extend pier and build a remote pier. Total capacity expected to be 18 million passengers
: current capacity 4.7 million passengers. Planned: expansion to the east of the terminal (losing a car park) but nothing set in concrete yet. Planned total capacity is expected to be 8.5 million passengers
By 2015 the capacities of the terminals are estimated to be capable of being expanded to process:
Terminal 1 14.7 million passengers per annum
Terminal 2 18.0 million passengers per annum
Terminal 3 8.5 million passengers per annum
Making a total of 41.2 million passengers
And a little table of how things have increased over the years....
1990 152,554 movements 56 stands
2000 178,968 movements 90 stands
2015 300,700 movements 152 stands (estimated)