Manchester airport’s new premium terminal has opened for use by passengers flying with 23 airlines.

The PremiAir facility is separate from the main terminals on the western edge of the airport site to give a “private jet experience”.

Travellers are charged between £50 and £175 to make use of the facilities.

PremiAir general manager Mart Louwerse said: “We are so excited to be open and to be able to show off what we have to offer here.

“PremiAir is a stunning, highly individual space, and you can’t experience anything like it elsewhere in aviation at such a competitive price point.

“We are also delighted to now have 23 airlines on board and we hope to add to that list in the coming months, to give an ever bigger slice of Manchester airport’s passengers the opportunity to sample the private jet experience.

“Guests are welcome to use PremiAir, whether they’re travelling to a vital business meeting or as an extra special start to the holiday of a lifetime.”