British Airways recently unveiled its updated lounge at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. The lounge now features an open concept with a separate dining area for first-class customers, and British Airways’ most recent lounge concept, first debuted in 2018.
The lounge, which accommodates up to 247 passengers, boasts a mix of British and South African elements in its decor. A modern bar allows guests to socialize, while office space provides a spot to work, outfitted with plentiful charging ports. A range of seating options are scattered throughout the space. Areas are split into zones to fit travelers’ differing moods, with different lighting and music for each zone.
The lounge offers a new dining menu as well, with seasonal salads and local charcuterie available to all guests and an a la carte menu available to first-class passengers, alongside an extensive wine list.
“We’re delighted to present the next step in our significant customer investment with the re-opening of the Johannesburg lounge,” said Carolina Martinoli, director of brand and customer experience, British Airways. “Every detail has been carefully designed and we’ve created a space to meet our customers’ needs — whether they want to relax with a hot meal, work in peace or enjoy a drink at the lobby bar, the lounge will get their travels off to the best start.”
United Airlines opened a Club lounge inside Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in November 2019. The lounge, near gate C7 in the airport’s new terminal, seats 95 guests and offers free WiFi, and ample power outlets and USB ports. COVID-19 may temporarily affect the lounge’s operating hours and procedures.
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