CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- All airline passengers flying in and out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) now have access to a new-generation airport lounge where they can work, eat and simply relax before their scheduled flights.
Airspace Lounge, operated by Swissport, is open at CLE and located post-security adjacent to the Concourse A and B gates with easy access to the Concourse C and D gates. For as low as $20 per day, any passenger flying on any airline has the opportunity to enjoy Airspace Lounge's space and amenities, which include an extensive complimentary food and beverage offering and access to business technology.
"Airspace Lounge invites all airline passengers flying on any airline to visit our newest facility at CLE," said Anthony Tangorra, president of Airspace Lounge and senior vice president - lounges at Swissport. "All of our lounges are specially designed to accommodate airport travelers seeking a comfortable location near their gate but off the concourse and away from the hustle and bustle of air travel. Some travelers like to work while they're waiting to depart and others enjoy reading or engaging with technology. At Airspace Lounge, customers can do it all while also enjoying complimentary food and beverages."
Airspace Lounge opened at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in May 2011 and has also announced an opening in late spring at Terminal 5 of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Airspace Lounge will open each day before the first Concourse A/B CLE flight until boarding of the last CLE Concourse A/B 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 computers with printing and scanning capability, a separate area for informal meetings and comfortable seating and workspace areas.
This lounge, along with Airspace Lounges at BWI and the forthcoming lounge at JFK Terminal 5, will be a member of the American Express Airport Lounge Access Program providing complimentary access and amenities to Platinum Card® members, their immediate family or up to two guests.
"Now more than ever, people are looking for a place to be productive when they're on the road or a place to relax and unwind," said Tina LaForte, vice president of AIRMALL Cleveland, operators of the AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. "Airspace Lounge offers both, and at AIRMALL, we're pleased to be adding the concept to an already dynamic airport concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins."
"The new Airspace Lounge is a welcome addition to our revamped concession program at CLE," said Airport Director Ricky Smith. "For a nominal fee, passengers who are not affiliated with another airline club will have access to similar amenities."
For more information about Airspace Lounge, visit www.airspacelounge.com.
* Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
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 Ltd.
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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