Manchester Airport has opened its new £1.7 million Escape Lounge, which is expected to be used by approximately 100,000 passengers every year.
The new design, which has been officially unveiled for the first time, includes different areas for relaxation and business, with the latter accommodating a private function room for meetings.
Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport’s commercial director, said the airport had wanted to create an eye-catching lounge but one that would also be "welcoming and comfortable" for passengers.
"Our aim was to create a memorable experience for both our business and leisure passengers with great ambiance, service and food made to order, and we have incorporated some quirky touches such as the Scalextric track and Wii which will appeal to all ages, and hopefully help our customers to really enjoy the start of their journey," he commented.
Last month, American Airlines launched its seasonal non-stop flights to New York JFK from Manchester, a route that has been in place for almost 25 years.