• Monday, July 15, 2024
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British Airways reopens refurbished Lagos lounge

British Airways reopens refurbished Lagos lounge

British Airways has opened a renovated luxurious lounge in Lagos airport following a six-month refurbishment.

SDS Lounge Group will operate the lounge on behalf of British Airways.

The space has been cleverly designed to give customers more room to enjoy an upgraded food and beverage experience.

It allows customers to relax, dine or work in a premium space, while also proudly exhibiting local art from Akoje Gallery.

Customers will be transported into a new contemporary lounge as soon as they pass through the grand entrance with floor to ceiling glass. Following significant investment, the airline has created zones throughout the 360 square metres of space to cater for different customers’ needs.

For those who want to dine ahead of the evening flight to London, there is a self-serve dining area with a wide selection of freshly made dishes. The food and drink menu offers a range of Nigerian classics and British inspired dishes which will change regularly.

Customers can also pull up a chair at a newly built bar where a bartender will serve drinks including cocktails, wine, and soft drinks. Champagne and canapes will also be offered to customers travelling in First.

To commemorate British Airways’ strong association with Nigeria, art from local artists will be displayed across the lounge.

Speaking at the event, Juan Pedro, the head of sales for Africa, South Asia and Middle East, BA said Lagos is an incredible city for them and that is why they have to look at the facilities and see how to make them better.

“Lounges are things we are looking at very seriously, we just refreshed all our lounges in Heathrow and we opened an incredible new lounge. Next year, we will be launching some new lounges in both Miami and Dubai. It’s part of the transformation program that we are trying to achieve by elevating customer experience,” Pedro said.

The airline has launched a partnership with Akoje Gallery – founded by Maro Itoje and Khalil Akar – to curate an innovative new in-lounge exhibition featuring and celebrating guest artists.

The first showcase of works is themed ‘New Beginnings’ to celebrate the lounge opening.