For a start there are next to know facilities other than a shop that sells all the 'tat' of the day a small coffee shop with no food available and the toilets air-side consisting of an outdoor port-a-loo. We travelled though on 12th of April. After we had checked in we were informed that none of the security scanners were working resulting in all bags being hand searched. This was one thing but after standing in the security queue for over 2 hours only 2 flights were departing at this time we found that 4 of the 9 security staff were standing in a huddle having a chat while the airport manager was leaning on the wall. You also have to pay £10 'airport development' fee for the privilege of going through security! Avoid at all cost and pay the small extra to fly from Manchester.