NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Airspace Lounge, a new-generation airport lounge network open to all airline passengers, today announced its expansion to Terminal 5 (T5) of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The newest Airspace Lounge facility operated by Swissport is scheduled to open in May 2013 and will be conveniently located near Gate 24 of T5, which serves JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), and beginning in April 2013, Aer Lingus (AERL.L).
Airspace Lounge currently serves airline passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and is opening March 2013 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Redefining the airport lounge experience for lounge customers, Airspace Lounge offers any passenger flying on any airline a modern, relaxing atmosphere and all-inclusive amenities via the purchase of a daily entry pass; no long term membership is required.
"All passengers traveling with any of the airlines serving JFK T5 will soon be able to separate themselves from the concourse and visit Airspace Lounge to enjoy ample space to rest or work as well as complimentary food and beverage offerings," said Anthony Tangorra, president of Airspace Lounge and senior vice president -- lounges at Swissport. "The lounge is conveniently located post security to serve passengers near their gates and includes everything needed for airport comfort -- a relaxing atmosphere, separate restrooms and showers, and a dedicated work area -- all at a reasonable price."
"We are pleased to partner with Airspace Lounge to bring additional opportunities to make the JFK T5 experience even more comfortable for our customers," said Marty St. George, senior vice president of marketing and commercial strategy at JetBlue Airways. "Our existing T5 experience, already award-winning, will now offer Airspace Lounge's additional amenities and privacy for a reasonable price."
Airspace Lounge will open each day well before the first T5 flight until boarding of the last T5 departure of the day. Customers will be offered complimentary food and beverages, such as a hot breakfast sandwich, hearty sandwiches or thoughtfully crafted cheese plates in the afternoon and evening, or a free alcoholic beverage from the full-service bar. Other snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks are also included and available throughout the day. Travelers will enjoy complimentary wireless internet, power outlets at every seat, the use of MacBooks and Windows PCs, and comfortable seating and workspace areas. Tangorra continued, "Airspace Lounge is excited to serve the discerning airport customers who use JFK T5. We have paid special attention to the design and amenities in this lounge to exceed the standards of this world-class facility."
For more information about Airspace Lounge, visit www.airspacelounge.com.
About Airspace Lounge
Airspace Lounge is the leading airport lounge developer in the United States. With headquarters located in Dulles, Va., Airspace Lounge was created to offer innovative airport lounge solutions for customers, airports and airlines throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.airspacelounge.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AirspaceLounge and Twitter @airspacelounge.
About Swissport International
Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 191 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of approximately CHF 2 billion. www.swissport.com.
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