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First look at Manchester Airport’s new private Aether terminal with luxury lounges, private drivers and stunning views

First look at Manchester Airport’s new private Aether terminal with luxury lounges, private drivers and stunning views

Passengers will soon be able to enjoy a premium travel experience at Manchester Airport’s new private terminal.

The terminal, called Aether, will offer customers a luxurious lounge, a private security lane and a chauffeur service for their flight. Aether is the brainchild of CAVU, a company established by Manchester Airports Group (MAG), and is set to welcome passengers from November 4.




Situated in a separate building near the Runway Visitor Park, Aether offers a peaceful retreat well away from the hustle and bustle of the main terminals. Externally, it bears no resemblance to the main airport, boasting a curved metal structure and a wooden walkway.

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Upon entering, passengers are greeted by a spacious reception area where they can check in luggage if their airline has partnered with Aether. Alternatively, the lounge is open to any passenger traveling with carry-on luggage only.

Guests can then relax in the main lounge area, adorned with modern furniture, seating areas and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the airfield and the countryside beyond. The view is a stark contrast to that of the main terminal – there is barely any concrete to be seen here, with the lawn area extending all the way to the building, reports MEN

From the outside it is completely different from the main airport, with a curved metal structure and a covered wooden walkway.

You can relax in one of the relaxed leather seats by the window, grab a stool in the desk area to finish some last-minute work, or sink into a book in one of the cozy chairs. Attentive staff will be on hand to serve refreshments throughout your stay, and Aether has teamed up with chef Adam Reid from The French restaurant in Manchester to offer an all-day dining experience.

In some ways, Aether is like other luxury lounges you can book at Manchester Airport, but what makes it unique is that the staff are always on hand to look after passengers and provide a personalised experience. The terminal will only accommodate small groups at a time – around 8-10 people – so you can make the most of the space within your travel group (hen parties are not allowed).