• The premium lounge will provide a space for up to 100 passengers to relax and socialise before jetting off from Newcastle.Newcastle International Airport has revealed plans to build a brand new luxury lounge, which will open its doors to passengers next year.

    The premium facility, which can seat up to 100 passengers, will feature an upmarket bar area and serve a range of food ahead of any flight.The superior lounge area, which is set to open in time for summer 2020, will boast high-end hospitality and views of the runway – with a place to relax and socialise for leisure passengers.

    Dedicated working zones will also be incorporated for business travellers, with desk space, charging ports and super-fast WiFi.Nick Jones, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport , said: “Airport lounges are becoming increasingly popular, and with the introduction of this new premium lounge in summer 2020, this will ensure we are satisfying customer demand.

    “We are working closely with the designers to create a high-quality facility that responds to range of customer requirements including our business customers, with super-fast WiFi and a dedicated working zone.

    “Customers will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the runway, with an excellent range of food and drink on offer – we look forward to unveiling more information in the coming months, including the name.”The new lounge has been specifically  designed by North East-based company, Ward Robinson, to be a comfortable yet luxurious communal space – providing a sense of calm.

    The luxury space will be the airport’s third executive lounge, alongside the Aspire Lounge and the BA Lounge.Passengers will be able to pre-book access into the lounge from January 2020 via the Newcastle Airport website or the NCL Airport App.

    Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council and Chair of the LA7 shareholders, added: “Through this new development, the Airport is showing that the focus at the heart of its strategy is to put passengers first and create the best possible customer experience.

    “The new lounge is evidence that the Airport is constantly investing and going from strength to strength – whilst at the same time generating millions of pounds for the local economy.This type of investment is the reason that Newcastle International Airport has been voted named the ‘Best Airport’ for two years running.”

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