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Manchester Airport opens new private terminal with its own security lane and chauffeur to take premium passengers to their flight

Manchester Airport opens new private terminal with its own security lane and chauffeur to take premium passengers to their flight



Manchester Airport has opened a new private terminal after England football stars’ WAGs travelled between the UK and Germany to support their partners.

The premium lounge, called Aether, will also offer customers a private security line and a driver to take them to their flight.

Clear demand was demonstrated this summer, including a fleet of six private jets flying Everton’s Jordan Pickford, Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and others ahead of the Three Lions’ quarter-final victory over Switzerland.

However, the airport will be hoping that Gareth Southgate’s men will enjoy more European travel for their clubs next season, with Aether not due to open its doors until November 4.

Located in a separate building from the main airport, near the Runway Visitor Park, the new terminal is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the main airport.

Manchester Airport has launched a new private terminal called Aether, offering a luxurious and relaxed flying experience.
The England football stars’ WAGs are flying from the UK to Germany to support their partners on the continent. Pictured: Megan Davison (right), wife of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, takes a selfie with Ellie Alderson, partner of Ollie Watkins
Pictured: The lounge will also offer customers a private security lane and a driver to take them to their flight
Ollie Watkins is seen celebrating his winning goal against the Netherlands with his partner Ellie Anderson, who was one of six WAGs who took private jets to Germany ahead of England’s Euro quarter-final last week

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

Inside, passengers are greeted by a spacious reception area where they can drop off their luggage before enjoying all the terminal’s amenities.

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Guests can enjoy the main lounge area with contemporary furnishings, seating areas and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible views of the airfield and the distant countryside beyond.

The lounge has leather armchairs and office-style benches to suit people who are there to relax, but also those trying to get some last-minute work done.

The venue’s staff will be on hand to serve refreshments during visits to Aether, which has also partnered with chef Adam Reid from The French restaurant at Manchester’s Midland Hotel to create an all-day dining experience.

The exclusive terminal will be limited to small groups of eight to ten people at a time, but stag and hen parties are prohibited.

Control freaks should also stay away as there are no departure boards on display, as staff monitor the progress of the flight and let you know when it’s time to take off.

A chauffeur-driven BMW — which, naturally, comes with massage seats — will take passengers to their flights, and the same goes for arriving customers, as Aether even has its own border area.

Packages to Aether start from £90 per person, with bookings now open.

From the outside, Aether looks completely different from the main airport, with a curved metal structure and a covered wooden walkway.
Inside, passengers are greeted by a spacious reception area where they can drop off their luggage before enjoying all the terminal’s amenities.
The exclusive terminal will be limited to small groups of around eight to ten people at a time – but stag and hen groups are banned
Manchester City’s Kyle Walker joins Annie Kilner in the stands after England’s dramatic win against Slovakia this month. He is one of many England stars who will be back in action on the European stage once the terminal opens in November

At the lower end of the tiered offering, customers who shell out £90 for the “Express” service, available only to those with hand luggage, can arrive just an hour before their flight for a hassle-free airport experience.

There are two “inclusive” packages, for those who take checked baggage or not, which include a gastronomic experience during a three-hour stay in the terminal.

The all-inclusive package with just hand luggage costs £150 per person, while there is an extra £20 charge if passengers bring checked luggage.

and as part of a tiered offering, there will be three different packages for guests to enjoy:

Guests planning to book a checked baggage package will need to fly with a partner airline, which includes British Airways and Cathay Pacific, while all other passengers can book carry-on only options.

With Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Aston Villa all set to embark on European campaigns from September, Manchester’s new luxury flying experience could gain a good initial following as WAGs follow their partners around the continent in style.