Soar like a bird in the first 14ft (4.3m) diameter iFLY wind tunnel to be built in the UK. 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 front of you.


Discover iFLY Manchester

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

Reception is manned from 9am to 9pm on 0161 359 3867. Flying takes place during the times below, but we'll open outside these times for groups of 6 or more.

Flying Times - iFLY Manchester
Term Time Off Peak Prime Time
Monday - Friday 10:30am - 5:30pm
9pm - 10:30pm
6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays  N/A 9am - 10:30pm
School Holidays Off Peak Prime Time
Monday - Friday 9pm - 10:30pm 9am - 8:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays N/A 9am - 10:30pm 

iFLY Manchester is easy to get to, however you travel.


Getting here

By road

iFLY 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:

iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Trafford Quays Leisure Village
9 Trafford Way
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 iFLY 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 ).

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.

By air

The nearest airports to iFLY 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.




Useful websites

  • Trafford City is the new mixed use destination brand for the area encompassing intu Trafford Centre and it's surrounding retail, leisure and office destinations. It is home to; EventCity - the second largest exhibition venue outside of London and top regional attractions including; Trafford Golf Centre, Chill Factore, Play Factore, Lego Land Discovery Centre and the Sea Life Centre. 

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!