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Article from BTNews 6 FEBRUARY 2017

Manchester's new-style lounge

Plans for a new brand of lounge that will open in Terminal Three in April at a cost of £1.6m have been unveiled by Manchester Airport. The facility will be named “1903”, after the year of the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

CEO Ken O’Toole said the lounge will hold up to 71 people and provide a more premium offering for passengers looking to get their journeys off to a flying start, with “all-inclusive luxury in an adult-only environment”.

He added: “It’s in a prime location and will offer passengers a real slice of luxury before their flights. We continually listen to the needs of our passengers and 1903 offers something different from our existing airport lounges.”

Manchester Airports Group executive vice-president of business development Beth Brewster added: “This will be our flagship lounge for the brand, which we expect to roll out in due course to our other airports.”

The lounge will have its own chef, free drinks including premium spirits, and users will also be able to make use of fast track security and unlimited free wi-fi. Admission will cost £30 when booked in advance.

(See also Virgin’s new Gatwick lounge this issue).


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I\'d rather they spent 1.6 million making their security operation quicker and friendlier for the masses rather than catering to the whims of the toffs.

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