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Manchester Airport opens Terminal 2 today

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After interminable delays, Manchester Airport is finally opening its new Terminal 2 extension today.

Don’t get too excited. There will be a grand total of three flights today, all with Jet2. TUI and Singapore Airlines will also move across this week.

There is no word yet on whether Virgin Atlantic will be there when it restarts operations (to Barbados) next month, or whether the new Clubhouse lounge will open at that point. I doubt we will get a chance to see inside until then, and in any event the majority of the shops and restaurants will not open until later in the year.

Manchester Airport Terminal 2 opens today

The airport is promising, to quote:

  • Bright and modern check-in hall
  • Security hall with the latest technology
  • Eye-catching departure lounge with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets
  • New arrivals experience with spacious immigration hall, providing a warm welcome to Manchester

In terms of lounges, it is looking very promising.

Here is the lounge booking page of the Manchester airport website.

The airport will be running two lounges in Terminal 2. There will be a new Escape lounge, accessible to Priority Pass etc customers, which opens today.

There will also be a super-premium 1903 Lounge, which opens on Friday. Entry costs from £32.50. I was very impressed by the original 1903 Lounge in Terminal 3 as our review shows so I have high hopes for this one. It helps that the airport also has a cheaper Escape lounge because it forces the bar to be raised for 1903.

There is also the existing Aspire lounge in Terminal 2.

Comments (27)

  • Felix Flyer says:

    Bit puzzled why my main Amazon page says £10 off a £30 spend but the T&C’s say £10 off £25 spend 🤔

    • Froggee says:

      I was too but it triggered for £25 of football stickers ☺️

      • ankomonkey says:

        I’ll swap you Willy Pettigrew (St Mirren) for Dumbarton’s Boghead Park.

        • Peggerz says:

          Willie Pettigrew of St.Mirren!?
          You’ll have the fine people of Motherwell at your door with lit torches and pitchforks.😆

          • ankomonkey says:

            Apologies – my memory of football stickers from the mid-80s is clearly poor (hangs head in shame)

    • kevbar says:

      I couldn’t get it to work with books, even after a long chat and phone call. Anyone else purchase books with the offer?

      • kevbar says:

        to clarify it works on something else but not books for me. I have wasted too much time on this 🙂

  • Lady London says:

    Germany has been offering 15 Euros for similar

  • Saiz says:

    Do you need to have Prime to use this offer? My OH has it but my account is basic. I registered for the code but struggling to get it to work on anything.

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