No.1 Traveller partners with Manchester Airport to expand its Driveway to Runway product range

23rd May 2013

Airport hospitality specialist No.1 Traveller has partnered with Manchester Airport to expand its Driveway to Runway product range to five of the top UK airports. In addition to the existing offering at other airports, this new partnership with Manchester means that No.1 Traveller’s Driveway to Runway experience is now available to two thirds of all UK departing passengers.

Travellers flying from Manchester Airport can now book a range of products including chauffeur-driven airport transfers, airport parking, a VIP departure service and access to any of Manchester Airport’s three Escape airport lounges, including fast track access, via All of these services can be booked separately or combined to create a bespoke package for the user.

Suitable for leisure and business travellers, Manchester Airport’s Escape Lounges offer a range of freshly-prepared complimentary food and drinks as well as free Wi-Fi access. Entry is 21.00 for adults and 13.50 for children.

Manchester Airport’s Escape Lounges are operated by Manchester Airport and are located in terminals 1, 2 and (the newly opened) 3. All departing passengers who book Escape Lounge entry via will receive complimentary fast track through security.

The No.1 Traveller ‘meet-and-greet’ VIP service is ideal for busy travellers or for those travelling in a group. This service can be booked for departing passengers – where they will be met kerbside and then whisked through departures and security to their gate – or for arriving passengers, who will be met at the aircraft gate and assisted through immigration and baggage reclaim.

Those wishing to use their own transport to get to Manchester Airport can now book their airport parking at – with access to the airport terminal with a park-and-ride service, or a valet offering.

Howard Ebison, Head of Commercial at No.1 Traveller, said: “Expanding our Driveway to Runway product range at Manchester Airport with an offering that spans chauffeur-drive, parking, a VIP ‘meet and greet’ departure service and smart airport lounges is a great development for us. We already have award-winning lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Birmingham and identified a demand to service travellers flying through the UK’s third busiest airport. We’re thrilled to have responded with a premium product offering which caters to all of Manchester Airport’s 20 million passengers.”

Beth Brewster, Retail Director at Manchester Airport added: “Booking into an airport lounge is the start of our passenger’s holiday, right here in the airport. We’ve teamed up with No.1 Traveller to enable their customers to quickly and easily access our Escape Lounges, receive complimentary security fast track, book our VIP car parking service or purchase the whole package for the ultimate Manchester Airport experience. We look forward to welcoming No.1 Traveller customers to our facilities.”

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For more information, contact the Manchester Airport press office on 0161 489 2700 or email

Published on: 23/05/2013 09:19:37