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Watch TV in comfort while you wait

The Aspire Lounge at Terminal 1 is a calm and comfortable haven from the hustle and bustle of Manchester Airport. Generously equipped with comfortable seating areas, a bar and smart TVs, the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport is the departure lounge for passengers flying from Terminal 1. Kids are well catered for, too, with a special play area that has a TV and e-books. Children are charged at the same price as an adult entry.

Reasons to book

  • Runway views, work booths, smart TVs, comfy sofas. Plus your choice of food and drink too.
  • A wide selection of hot and cold food and beverages on offer, including soup and scones.
  • The ideal departure lounge for passengers flying from Terminal 1.

Lounge Facilities

The Aspire Lounge T1 features Free snacks, A range of beverages, Widescreen televisions, up-to-the-minute flight displays, Internet access, Disabled access.

  • Children allowed
  • Disabled access
  • Flight announcements
  • Free drinks
  • Internet
  • TV
  • Wifi


Adult: £28.99 *

*Date valid for 12-10-2020 booking, checked on 12-08-2020

Opening times

Open: 04:30
Close: 16:30



Children permitted

Children are welcome in the lounge and those under 2 years old may enter for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


The lounge has a smart casual dress code. Smart shorts, such as chino or cargo, sandals, trainers, non-sport tracksuits, hooded tops, T-Shirts and jeans are all accepted. They don't allow clothing such as vest tops for men, sporting team shirts, clothing with offensive slogans, clothing with sports branding baseball caps, tour shirts, fancy dress or onesies. Please be considerate of other guests and ensure your behaviour is reasonable at all times.

Food and drink

Whatever time of day you're flying, you can tuck into tasty food from the all-day menu in the Aspire Lounge before your trip.

All the food and drink is included in the price but prosecco and champagne cost extra. Enjoy a range of hot dishes such as casseroles and soup, with vegetarian and gluten-free options also available. The menu is subject to rotation on a weekly basis with at least one item available depending on your date of travel. Please ask a member of lounge staff on arrival at the lounge for more details. All food and drink items are subject to availability at the time of your visit and may change without prior notice.

Food and drink can't be taken out of the lounge. While there are alcoholic drinks available, there is a limit of three per person.

Entertainment facilities

The lounge has plenty to keep you entertained with high-speed wifi and family booths with Smart TVs.

Disabled facilities

The lounge is able to accommodate disabled passengers. If you need any assistance, please let the lounge staff know in advance.

Business facilities

If you're flying out of Manchester on a business trip, the Aspire Lounge offers plenty of facilities to help you make the most of your time on the ground, including private work booths (subject to availability). There's also free wifi, phone and fax services throughout the lounge.


After passport control, pass through duty free and follow signs for executive lounges. Turn left and take the stairs between Next and Dixons up to the next floor where you will find the lounge.

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