Manchester's New Private Terminal Has No Lines and Chauffeurs to Drive Passengers to Their Gate (Video)
If you’ve ever missed a flight because you got caught in security or arrived at the airport to find a long bag-drop line you didn’t plan for, you’re not alone. Long lines are synonymous with travel, and even travelers who fly first class and have TSA PreCheck can’t avoid every line. Alleviating this common frustration is the mission behind Manchester Airport’s new private terminal, PremiAir.
Starting September, the private terminal will offer commercial travelers a streamlined airport experience regardless of their flight booking class. Without lines, travelers can sail through the private terminal’s security check before being dropped at their departure gate — via chauffeured car – within the hour. Those departing with only hand luggage can utilize the service for £50 ($65).
Passengers with bags to check or those who are also looking for the ultimate private airport lounge experience — with local cuisine, free drinks, bespoke lounges, and pre-flight entertainment — can book the terminal’s Premium departure service for £100 ($130). PremiAir’s personal luggage processing service will ensure travelers start off on the right foot before providing them with complimentary high-speed WiFi, drinks, and food made to order.
Those looking for a superior arrival experience can book a similar service for their arrival. For £125 ($162), arrivals into Manchester are greeted with a private transfer from the plane to the terminal, dedicated passport control, and access to the lounge while any luggage is collected. For a full “round-trip” experience, travelers can expect to pay £175 ($226).
According to The Sun, the terminal will be open Sept. 1, but travelers can stay up to date on PremiAir’s services and status by signing up for updates on the site.