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Manchester to Add Private Terminal and RVP Update

by Matt Falcus


Manchester Airport has announced it is to build a brand new, state-of-the-art private terminal for VIP users.

The airport has released these designs for the new place where passengers can get the private jet experience. It will be the only airport in the UK to offer such a terminal. It will be called PremiAir.

Passengers using PremiAir to depart from Manchester Airport will kick-off their journey in style, with a range of special services. They include: a personalised welcome, speedy baggage processing, an elegant lounge with complimentary food and drink, and a dedicated security channel. They will then be driven straight to their plane in a private car transfer.

Passengers arriving back into Manchester will also be able to use PremiAir, either as part of a round trip booking or as a standalone service. They will benefit from a car transfer direct from their plane and use of a dedicated passport control service. They will also be able to relax in the PremiAir lounge while their luggage is returned personally to them.

Inside the PremiAir terminal, there will be a range of spaces designed to cater for different needs, ranging from individual travellers to larger groups.

The PremiAir terminal at Manchester will be located away from the existing passenger terminals, close to the existing private jet ramp and Runway Visitor Park. Construction work is now underway on the site. The existing Runway Visitor Park buildings will not be changed. The facility is due to open in mid-2019.

Speaking of the Runway Visitor Park, the view from here is now slightly obstructed because Manchester Airport has increased the height of the perimeter fence, making the mounds not quite tall enough to allow unobstructed photographs any more.

Have you visited recently? What’s the situation like?




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Julian Davis January 25, 2019 - 11:45 pm

Just returned from EGCC last weekend.
Not only is view going to be impaired but possibly at least one if not both mounds could be removed according to one”unoffical” comment. At this time any photos are cluttered with work equipment and other assortments.
The viewing area towards the far end where most vistors / school parties congregate will not have any more worth to photographers.
The only other option at this juncture will possibly be going across to the far side along the perimeter track which due to it being a country walk, we believe cannot be re-developed. The downside is no catering or comfort facilities, minimal parking unless using hotel chargeable parking (which if many enthusiasts start to use will become problematic and may well be curtailed at some point!) thus we will be subject to the elements at all times. In its favour, from a photographic perspective up until mid afternoon or so, pictures can be taken with good results with the sun moving from behind us thus light onto aircraft moving around towards the left (west).It means that even those with basic photographic equipment can still enjoy close up images early in the morning when departures operate westbound. And to date little or no visual interference!

Paul Ogden February 2, 2019 - 2:56 pm

I went to the RVP on the 31st of January 2019 and was dismayed to see this new fence. It blocks the view of both the taxiway and also Runway 05L/23R. Photography is now impossible. I am not at all happy. I would say the view is more than “slightly” obstructed.

Lynden Andrew April 27, 2019 - 4:11 pm

Been told that they is also a walk way for the new building and they is plans to extend the mound later next year .well done Manchester airport for ruining a good day out I think people should stop going until they get it sorted I wont be

A parry May 16, 2019 - 4:02 pm

What a disgrace I took my grandson there today we had a great time apart from looking at the wok being carried out for the rich.What a pity do they fly on the same planes has other folk.makes me mad that a great day out has to be ruined by the greed of the airport to get more money..The amount of people there today was fantastic the could be spoiled by the greed of Manchester airport money grabbing hits.

GEOFF Turner May 19, 2019 - 4:34 pm

Completely ruined the viewing park. Both mounds have been removed. Difficult to see planes landing. New building obstructs view.

Gary June 4, 2019 - 1:42 am

Does anyone know if they will be putting the mounds back when new terminal is complete. What a shame

Steve Bell June 19, 2019 - 7:20 pm

Spent 4 hours at VP today and hugely disappointed with terrible view. Cannot see past new building onto taxi tracks and nearest parking stands or approaches to 23R from last remaining high viewpoint. Only decent view now is towards RJX and kids playground at ground level. For price of parking think this will be my last visit which is a great shame.

Update: Spotting at Manchester's Runway Visitor Park - Airport Spotting Blog July 2, 2019 - 12:02 pm

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Kevin Gribben July 14, 2019 - 9:59 pm

As a disabled spotter that cant make it up the mounds this new build has tottaly spoilt a fantasic socail activity for disabled people. we can no longer park in the disabled bays and watch the action. I thought this sort of thing was illegal ie to force out disabled people so they cant enjoy an activity like normal people. All becouse the airport put profit before people , just plain GREEDY

David Pyke September 22, 2019 - 3:26 pm

I first visited the viewing area last october (2018), and enjoyed the day out. Reading up on the comments, that the mounds have been taken down, and a VIP terminal has been built next to the viewing area, I would have thought that the powers that be would put a new mound to compensate the loss. I am sure if they can afford the new Terminal, the amount to construct a mound with ramps and things for disable spotters as well as able spotters, would not be much. The viewing area rakes in revenue to keep going, so must keep the general public interested.


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