Jacobs has been selected by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to design its new PremiAir terminal, which is set to offer a unique private jet experience for passengers flying on commercial airlines. Manchester will become the first major UK airport to open such a facility.
MAG expects the PremiAir terminal to open later in 2019. Jacobs provided the full multi-discipline detailed design services for the PremiAir terminal from initial concept through to delivery of the project, including architectural space planning and interior design services.
“Manchester Airport welcomed 28.3 million passengers last year and the new PremiAir service forms part of MAG’s ongoing investment into the airport, passenger products and experience,” said Donald Morrison, buildings and infrastructure, Europe, senior vice president and general manager at Jacobs. “With a focus on sustainable outcomes to the design development, we’re helping MAG shape this new facility to meet changing passenger needs and behaviors.”
Available to passengers at an affordable rate, regardless of ticket class, the PremiAir terminal will be completely distinct from the three existing airport terminals. It will incorporate a variety of spaces and services designed to cater to leisure and business passenger needs, including easy road access and secure parking, an elegant lounge, baggage processing, dedicated security and passport control channels, private airside transfers and personal luggage return.