Manchester Airport has revealed plans to be the first major UK airport to open a private terminal, which it said will offer passengers a “private jet experience” while flying on commercial airlines.
The airport has releasing preview designs of the new terminal, which will be called PremiAir.
The PremiAir experience will be available to purchase for passengers irrespective of class of travel or the destination they are flying to – and prices start at £50.
There will be a number of different services available depending on individual passengers’ preferences. It will be entirely separate to the existing three terminals at Manchester.
The airport said the intention is that PremiAir should offer a premium service to a wide range of passengers, whether they are travelling on business, for a special occasion or simply want to add a touch of luxury to their trip.
A range of special services will include a personalised welcome, speedy baggage processing, an elegant lounge with complimentary food and drink, and a dedicated security channel. They will then be driven straight to their plane in a private car transfer.
Passengers arriving back into Manchester will also be able to use PremiAir, either as part of a round trip booking or as a standalone service. They will benefit from a car transfer direct from their plane and use of a dedicated passport control service. They will also be able to relax in the PremiAir lounge while their luggage is returned personally to them. Inside the PremiAir terminal, there will be a range of spaces designed to cater for different needs, ranging from individual travellers to larger groups. The new facility is situated away from the existing terminals, just two minutes’ drive from the M56 motorway. Secure parking will be available for those who drive to the facility. As well as easy road access, passengers using PremiAir will benefit from reduced walking distances, as the total walking distance from arriving at the terminal to the aircraft door will be less than 65ft (20m).