Both Manchester and Liverpool are well served by their international airports. Manchester, the third-largest airport in the country (and the busiest outside London), has the greater number of flights, including some from the United States. East Midlands Airport southwest of Derby also provides an alternative international air route into the region.
East Midlands Airport. Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2SA. 0808/169–7032; www.eastmidlandsairport.com.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Hale Rd., Liverpool, Liverpool, L24 1YD. 0871/521–8484; www.liverpoolairport.com.
Manchester Airport. Manchester, Manchester, M90 1QX. 0808/169–7030; www.manchesterairport.co.uk.