• Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge
  • A family reading at the Manchester Terminal 1 Aspire Lounge
  • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge
  • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge
  • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge
  • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge
  • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge
  • Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Aspire Airport Lounge

Manchester Airport
Terminal 1 Aspire Lounge

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Welcome to your Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal One

Rated As: Very Good star star star star Based on 3331 genuine customer reviews

Soak up the breathtaking views of the busy airfield at Manchester Airport at the Aspire Lounge Manchester T1. Spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the apron and the runway where you can see some of the world's biggest planes land and take off. Relax in a comfortable seat with your favourite drink and something delicious to eat. Wherever you may be flying to, make sure your journey begins in the Aspire Lounge.


Guests have enjoyed visiting our airport lounges in Manchester Terminal 1 for over 30 years and the Aspire Lounge you see today has evolved and developed over time based on our customer's feedback. We've created a space that is designed to help you relax and unwind before your flight, whether it be for business or leisure. 

This Manchester Airport lounge at Terminal 1 has Work Booths for those travelling on business, which work as your office away from the office, fully kitted out with everything you need.

Your Aspire Lounge at Manchester Terminal 1 also boasts Family Booths, each equipped with their own TV, allowing you to pick the channel you want to watch. To get a remote for the TV so you can select what you would like to watch, please ask a member of staff in our lounge. 

The lounge also has free Wi-Fi allowing you to catch up on emails, stream your favourite shows on your device or be the envy of your friends by checking-in on Social Media. 


PressReader, a digital news stand, is available at this lounge, allowing you to access to the largest selection of newspapers and magazines from over 120 countries in over 60 languages. That’s 7,000+ trusted publications on a single platform. Readers can instantly translate articles in up to 18 languages.

PressReader is a complementary service at this lounge and is accessed via the lounge WiFi. To access PressReader, please follow these steps:

  • Log onto the Aspire Lounge WiFi network
  • Once on the WiFi either open up an internet browser and visit pressreader.com or go to your App store on your device and download the PressReader App to start viewing your favourite publications.

By downloading the PressReader App in the lounge, you can download and keep any publications on your device even after you disconnect from the WiFi and leave the lounge, meaning your in-flight reading materials are all sorted, and they’re yours to keep! 



With our guest’s feedback at the forefront of our minds, we embarked on evolving our offering and creating a complimentary menu that is centred around you, our guests. To view what hot food, snacks and drinks will be on offer to you during your next lounge visit, please view our menu. 



Unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the airport crowds in the unparalleled comfort of the specifically designed, fit-for-purpose reclining chairs. Take in the stunning views of the airport runway, as the world’s biggest aircrafts arrive into Manchester.


You can get to the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Terminal 1 in the main terminal once you have gone through passport control.

All passengers can book a visit to the Aspire Lounges, irrespective of airline class.

You can book your next Aspire Lounge visit at Manchester Airport Terminal 1 right here on executivelounges.com. Booking direct gives you guaranteed delay cover, exclusive senior discount, price match guarantee and much more!

Booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

You can quickly and easily find the price of your next lounge visit by clicking the below 'get a price' button.



Latest Reviews

  • star star star star star

    Excellent service from the staff, very friendly and professional. Good choice of food...

    Alicia | 05/12/2021

  • star star star star star

    Nice friendly staff

    Christopher Langford | 28/11/2021

  • star star star star

    We visited on the Saturday of half October half term. Although initially very busy w...

    tony merrell | 03/11/2021

  • star star star star

    The lounge was lovely apart from the temperature. It was so cold!!!

    Kaye Loutit | 02/11/2021

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Does this lounge have a view?

The lounge has one of the best views in the airport and is completely glass fronted from top to bottom. You can sit back on our reclining chairs and take in the views of the busy airfield & runway. If you look closely enough, you may be able to spot The Jodrell Bank Observatory in the far distance (obviously depending on the typically rainy Manchester weather).

Can I use this lounge if I am not flying from Terminal 1?

No, due to security restrictions you can only use this lounge if you are departing from Terminal 1. We also have a lounge in Terminal 2 for flights departing from there. Unfortunately we do not have a lounge in Terminal 3.

Does this lounge have somewhere that I can work?

Should you wish to catch up on last minute business, the Aspire lounge at Manchester Terminal 1 offers private, single occupancy offices (equipped with a desk) for guests to use completely free-of-charge. The lounge also offers a large Quiet Zone should guests wish to work in an open area.

Do you have any local specialties?

We are proud to offer Boddingtons Bitter in addition to our standard drinks selection.

Can I earn Aspire Rewards™️ points at this lounge?

Yes, this lounge is part of our Aspire Rewards™️ loyalty scheme. Present your digital loyalty card on your device to the lounge agent upon checking in to earn.

Does this lounge have a dress code?

We understand that all our customers want to travel in comfortable clothing with our lounges having a relaxed dress code to reflect this. We do ask that guests refrain from wearing sportswear (such as football shirts, tracksuits, baseball caps etc) and clothing with offensive slogans. Smart, tailored shorts are accepted.

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Important Information

Cardholder Pre-Bookings Access

Please note, if you have reserved a place at this lounge using a cardholder scheme,  you will be asked to present your card in addition to this confirmation upon arrival at the lounge. Anyone who fails to provide a valid card, will be denied entry to the lounge.

If you have reserved for more than one person, but do not have enough credits on your card for this on the day, you will be asked to pay the walk up price at the lounge or you will be denied entry; in this circumstance the £5 booking charge would be non-refundable.


As you're booking direct through us (executivelounges.com), you are covered for delays if and when they occur. This means that should your flight be delayed for any reason, you and your booked party will be welcome to stay in the lounge until your flight departs or the lounge closes. 

Charging Points

This lounge provides charging points around the lounge allowing you to charge your gadgets prior to your journey.

Drinks, Snacks & Hot Food

Drinks and snacks are provided completely free of charge. We do ask that you enjoy the food and drink within the lounge and don't take it out.

Some items are only available at selected times of the day (ie breakfast items). Champagne and Prosecco are available for an additional charge during the booking process. Alcohol is not available to anyone under the age of 18.

We're Open to All Travelers

We welcome all travelers whether you are travelling economy or first class and as long as you agree to our terms and conditions of entry and have a valid boarding pass. We are also open to you no matter which airline you are travelling with. Do make sure that your flight leaves from the terminal you are booking.

Length of Stay

Standard stay time in our lounges is 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight. If your flight is delayed, and have booked directly with us, you can remain in the lounge through our Guaranteed Delay Cover, until your flight is ready to board.

Getting to the Gate

To maintain a calm and peaceful ambience in our lounges, we don’t make flight announcements. Please make sure that you keep an eye on the flight information screens and leave enough time to get from the lounge to the gate.

Children & Infants

The lounge accepts children but we do ask that they be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No Booking Fees

We do not charge booking fees and there are no other hidden fees in making a booking through us (executivelounges.com).


  • After Passport Control, proceed through Duty Free
  • Follow Executive Lounges
  • Turn left in-between Next and Dixons
  • Take stairs to the floor above
Directions for Manchester Airport Terminal 1's Aspire Airport Lounge
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Normal Opening Hours




DAILY 04:00 - 20:30 04:00 - 20:30


Dress Code

We understand that all our customers want to travel in comfortable clothing with our lounges having a relaxed 'Smart-Casual' dress code to reflect this.

This means we do allow items not typically associated with smart casual so that you can travel comfortably such as; Smart shorts (Chino Shorts / Cargo Shorts), Sandals, Smart Trainers, Non-Sport Fashion Tracksuits, Hooded Tops, Smart T-Shirts, Jeans etc.

We don’t allow clothing such as (but not limited to); Vest tops for men, Football/Rugby Team Shirts, Clothing with offensive slogans, baseball caps, tour shirts, fancy dress, onesies or ostentatious Christmas jumpers… (well ok, Christmas jumpers are fine).

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Directions for Manchester Airport Terminal 1's Aspire Airport Lounge

  • After Passport Control, proceed through Duty Free
  • Follow Executive Lounges
  • Turn left in-between Next and Dixons
  • Take stairs to the floor above


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