First & Business Class - A world of choice...

Manchester Airport is pleased to offer a full range of premium cabins from our partner airlines. Once on board sit back, relax and enjoy the latest movies on the in-flight entertainment systems, fine dining and the most luxurious seats in the sky. Arrive at your end destination feeling refreshed and ready to do business.

American Airlines - Business Class
Available route: Manchester - Chicago & New York JFK

  • American’s lie-flat Business Class seat offers five independent motors which allows for ultimate adjustability
  • The unique track forward feature allows passengers to offset themselves from their neighbours for increased privacy. This feature can also be used to move the seat closer to the tray table, which interlocks with the table stored in the centre console as part of another industry first. The result is that the tables can be used separately or combined to create one of the largest work or dining spaces in the industry
  • 28 on demand feature films with Bose® Quiet Comfort®15 Noise Cancelling® headphones to complete their audio or video sound experience
  • You can also select when you would like to eat if you do not wish to do so during the normal meal service times.

United - Business Class
Available routes: Manchester - New York Newark & Washington D.C. (from 2 May 2012)

New York and Washington D.C. flights are operated by Continental Airlines, Inc.


  • United’s business class offers the new Flat Bed Seat 6’4” (193 cm) long and among the widest in the industry.
  • It reclines a full 180 degrees, so you can lie completely flat to sleep or relax with lumbar support and a six-way adjustable leather headrest. A divider between the seats gives you complete privacy in the flat bed mode. Ample storage space, an Audio Video on Demand system with a 15.4” (39 cm) screen, connectivity for iPod, USB port, audio plug-in outlet and universal power outlets with no adapter required - all combine to give you maximum comfort and thoughtful touches.
  • A five-course gourmet menu, selected by Congress of Chefs and Sommeliers, is served with fine wines and champagne - or opt for the Executive Meal to dine at a time of your choice.
  • Complimentary chauffeur-drive*, exclusive check-in and a dedicated concierge offer assistance at both ends of the journey. * Eligible fares only.
  • United Continental Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for both United and Continental. The two airlines will operate separately as they begin to integrate key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes during this year.

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Delta Air Lines - Business Class
Available route: Manchester - Atlanta

  • International BusinessElite passengers will be offered a personalised five-course dining experience catered to each customer’s preference. The menus created by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein are complimented by an original wine program from our award-winning sommelier Andrea Robinson
  • Dedicated check-in
  • Complimentary access to Skyclubs and BusinessElite lounges.

Manchester - Atlanta comfortable all-leather sleeper seats with 152 cm of pitch, 53 cm of width and 160 degrees of recline, a digital, on-demand entertainment system with an extensive movie selection, complimentary use of noise reducing headphones, the ability to build personal music play-lists, a suite of video games and in-seat laptop power outlets. Includes; No middle seat with a 2x2x2 configuration, Full-size pillow and quilted duvet, Comfortable all-leather sleeper seats with 60" of legroom and 160°recline, Digital, on-demand entertainment system, In-seat laptop power outlets, Noise reducing headsets, Amenity Kit with Korres Natural Product

Available route: Manchester - Dubai

Emirates operates the new Airbus A380 daily from Manchester to Dubai

First Class 

  • True luxury with private suites
  • The world’s first onboard Shower Spa and a private social area
  • 82" long fully flat bed
  • 23" digital widescreen TV and personal mini-bar
  • Complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers in selected cities
  • On Demand Fine Dining
  • Large selections of fine wines and vintage champagnes
  • Massage enabled seats
  • Over 1200 channels of entertainment through our award-winning ICE System
  • Mood lighting to help combat the onset of jet lag
  • Work Desk and Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Complimentary Chauffeur Car pick up within a 70 miles radius.

Business Class 

  • 79" long fully flat, massage enabled beds 
  • Personal mini-bar
  • Privacy divider 
  • 17" digital widescreen TV. All premium passengers will be able to relax and enjoy their flight from the comfort of the exclusive onboard Lounge complete with bar, sofas and 42" TV
  • Over 1200 channels of entertainment through our award-winning ICE System
  • Mood Lighting to help combat onset of jet lag
  • All seats have aisle access
  • Complimentary Chauffeur Car pick up within a 70 miles radius.

Etihad - Pearl Business 
Available route: Manchester - Abu Dhabi & beyond

  • Complimentary luxury car transfers to and from the airport - Valid at selected airports. Mileage restrictions apply
  • Access to lounges at all destinations
  • A Pearl Business class seat with 88 inch pitch and direct access to the aisle which reclines 180 degrees into a fully flat, comfortable, 6 ft 1-inch bed
  • Your own Food and Beverage Manager who offers dining on demand
  • 15-inch personal LCD screens with over 600 hours of on-demand in-flight entertainment
  • In-seat massager, lumbar support and adjustable headrest
  • In-seat power sockets for PCs, iPod connector, USB ports, Ethernet port and audio jack.

Singapore Airlines Available route: Manchester - Singapore

First Class

Business Class

  • Designed with a contemporary colour scheme and enhanced by intelligent mood lighting, your surroundings exude an aura of unmistakable sophistication.
  • The unrivalled space between each seat, providing you direct access to the aisle, is a hallmark of our unique 1-2-1 forward facing cabin layout. Our new Business Class seat liberates you with more room than ever. Measuring 30inches wide, it combines enhanced personal space with comfort and leading edge innovations.
  • The Business Class bed allows you to work and lounge in a uniquely spacious environment. Featuring a dedicated sleeping surface for added comfort, it is designed to accommodate virtually any sleeping position.
  • All the conveniences you would expect in an office are provided for in a centralized, all-in-one business panel, which includes an in-seat power supply and USB ports. When it is time to unwind, a wide array of captivating entertainment options from KrisWorld await on an impressive 15.4-inch wide LCD screen
  • Enjoy finest restaurant-style setting and culinary service at 30,000ft. Indulge in full table service, complete with contemporary designer tableware from Givenchy.

Qatar Airways - Business Class
Available route: Manchester - Doha

  • Access to worldwide business class lounges
  • Baggage allowance of 30 Kilos
  • Recliner seats at 165⁰ on long haul aircrafts. Fully Flat 180⁰ beds, found on Boeing 777. All with electronic massage function
  • Seat configuration of 2-2-2, no middle seat
  • Fine dining at any time during the flight
  • Full on-board bar service with award winning wines
  • 17" personal TV screen.