For those of you who want to run away from the crowds when travelling, sometimes the thought of using a private terminal pops into the mind.
Well, if you travel to or from Manchester Airport, it’s a whole new option. Dubbed “PremiAir“, 23 airlines have signed up to accept passengers using it.
The facility is away from the main terminal area -rather, it’s to the west of the field – near the Ringway Aviation Park.
The terminal is operated by Manchester airports in-house team, for those who want an extra level of convenience, comfort and style in their journey.
Let’s boil down to the bit you’re probably interested in: The costs
- The Priority package is £50. This is for hand baggage only customers. It allows for an arrival at the airport 60 minutes before departure, clearance via a dedicated security channel and transfer.
- The Premium Package is £100. This allows hold luggage to be processed, as well as use of the lounge, Wi-if, dedicated security and transfer to the plane
- The Arrivals package is £125. For that, you get picked up from the aircraft, transferred to the terminal to clear passport control via a dedicated area. You will be able to use the longer whilst luggage is returned to you in person.
- A round trip product that combines the departure and arrival package can be had for £175
- If you’re a group between five and 50 – PremiAir offers packages to cater with their suites. Prices of these of course – are on application and bespoke to your needs
Mart Louwerse, General Manager of PremiAir, said: “
We are so excited to be open and to be able to show off what we have to offer here. PremiAir is a stunning, highly individual space, and you can’t experience anything like it elsewhere in aviation at such a competitive price point.
“We are also delighted to now have 23 airlines onboard and we hope to add to that list in the coming months, to give an ever bigger slice of Manchester Airport’s passengers the opportunity to sample the private jet experience at Manchester. Guests are welcome to use PremiAir, whether they’re travelling to a vital business meeting or as an extra special start to the holiday of a lifetime.”
£50-£100 to beat the Manchester Airport Security Queues?
Manchester Airports queues have been…. legendary. Some days, you can breeze through – and at other times, it is the pit of hell (and I’ve done both). If you factor in the cost of a lounge at the airport (starting at £35) and the cost of fast track (£5), it could start making sense for some passengers who don’t want the hassle of dealing with a busy environment – and prefer peace and quiet.
If you’re coming in by Train, this might not be a great option – as you will need to taxi over to the terminal. But if you’re coming in by taxi or rideshare, it could offer a good option.
As usual, the value will be where you find it.
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