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Manchester Airport
Terminal 2 Aspire Lounge

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Welcome to the Aspire Airport Lounge at Manchester Terminal 2

Rated As: Very Good star star star star Based on 1809 genuine customer reviews

Relax in a comfortable seat, in contemporary, stylish bright and airy surroundings, with your favourite drink and something tasty. Watch the busy airfield from floor-to-ceiling windows, take your selfie with Manchester inspired artwork or catch up on some last-minute work in our dedicated desk booths. Wherever you may be flying to, make sure your journey begins in the Aspire Lounge.


We understand that guests travel for all sorts of reasons and purposes, and we consider this when facilitating our Manchester Airport Lounge at Terminal 2. Free Wi-Fi service in the lounge allows you to catch up on those last minute emails, or even download the latest, bestselling book or stream your favourite shows. You could be the envy of your friends and check-in to the lounge on Social Media. 

Tableside charging facilities are also available for your portable devices, to ensure you're fully charged for your flight. There are a variety of complimentary digital magazines and newspapers you can flick through and browse before your flight.

Flight information screens are also present in the lounge.

We also have a selection of complimentary hot food, snacks, a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, hot drinks and soft drinks available to lounge guests. To see what food and drink selections will be available during your visit, please view our Menu. 


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. 



Despite what many people think, you do not have to be a VIP, celebrity or first class passenger to enter the Aspire Airport Lounge at Manchester Terminal 2. Anyone can book to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy airport terminal. Lounge access is open to all passengers irrespective of airline class.

You can book your next Aspire Lounge visit right here via the executivelounges.com website. Booking direct gives you guaranteed delay cover, exclusive senior discount, price match guarantee and much more!

Booking in advance is advised for the Aspire Lounge at Terminal 2 as this is one of the most popular Manchester Airport lounges.


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! 


Pre-booking is not available for Dragon Pass and/or Priority Pass holders at the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 2. Access to this lounge for Dragon Pass and Priority Pass holders is granted on a walk up basis and is subject to availability on the day.

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    Usual great caring service

    Susan Nuttall | 17/12/2021

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    Nice lounge with friendly staff. Will visit again

    christopher beckett | 09/12/2021

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    Staff excellent. Polite and made us feel welcome

    Anthony Bolton | 11/11/2021

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    Everything was fine from arriving at the lounge to leaving for our flights especially...

    Diane Eddison | 13/10/2021

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Can I use this lounge if I am not flying from Terminal 2?

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

Is the lounge close to the departure gates?

Yes, the lounge is ideally located just off from the centre of the departure hall

Does the lounge have a view?

Yes there are windows offering a view over the airfield.

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.

Who are airport lounges open to?

All travellers, no matter which airline or class of travel, are welcome. It's a common misconception that you have to be a first or business class passenger to get access to an airport lounge, and this isn't the case. We do however ask that passengers adhere to our smart casual dress code which is outlined below.

How do airport lounges differ from the busy cafés or restaurants in the airport?

We are very different - Our lounges offer simple snacks and light meals away from the hustle and bustle of the main airport terminal, but we don't offer full meals. Cafes and restaurants offer full meals within the main terminal area, however if you've travelled through and airport recently, you'll know how busy these establishments can get. So if you're looking to help yourself to a range of snacks, along with a few drinks, free WiFi, great customer service and a tranquil environment with a guaranteed seat, airport lounges are for you.

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.

Further Lounge Info

Important Information


Due to COVID 19 we have had to put various health and hygiene safety measures in place at our lounges, meaning you may see some changes in the lounge during you next visit, such as:

  • Increased cleaning schedules
  • Shielding cleaning schedules have been added
  • New social distancing measures have been put in place, reducing capacity in our lounges 
  • Please respect the new seating plans in place at the lounges and stay in the seat provided to you upon arrival 
  • Table service and/or assisted buffet service 
  • We're currently operating on with a reduced menu to ensure contact is reduced as much as possible


To find out more information on our COVID-19 response in lounges, please click below.


These measures have been put in place from July 2020, this will continue to be reviewed and hopefully relaxed as the situation with COVID-19 evolves. 

Thank you for your patience at this time.

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 Security, follow signs for 'Premium Lounges'
  • Take the stairs, lift or escalator up and pass through Duty Free into the main departures lounge
  • Straight ahead you will see signs above, directing you right to ‘Aspire Lounge’
  • Continue to follow signs for ‘Aspire Lounge’ taking you through a pier entrance and go down a level, where you will find the lounge.

Normal Opening Hours

Open daily from 4am to 8pm.

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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Lounge Location

  • After Security, follow signs for 'Premium Lounges'
  • Take the stairs, lift or escalator up and pass through Duty Free into the main departures lounge
  • Straight ahead you will see signs above, directing you right to ‘Aspire Lounge’
  • Continue to follow signs for ‘Aspire Lounge’ taking you through a pier entrance and go down a level, where you will find the lounge.


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