There is more than just a new British Airways A380 to experience for First and Club World passengers as they depart Washington for Heathrow today. The airline has also upgraded the business / first class lounge at the US Capital’s airport.
This refit follows from recent upgrades to lounges in airports at Newark, Cape Town, Edinburgh and Belfast City.
Based on the flagship Terminal 5 passenger lounge the new 10,00 square foot of space offers intimate bar areas, business facilities, fine dining, shower suites and a private VIP area. These new areas allows up to 200 ‘guests’ to relax and unwind, or refresh and work.
A private dining room is available for customers travelling in First which offers comfort and privacy and those travelling in Club World can enjoy their pre-flight dining with views over the runway. For people wanting a lighter snack, a new deli area offers a range of options along with Twinings tea, freshly ground Fairtrade coffee. A stylish new bar area offers a range of complimentary wines and spirits.
The extra space is certainly needed as today also marks the first non-stop A380 service between the two capitals. Onboard the A380 provides 14 First Class seats, 97 Club World / Business Class seats and the remaining seats split between World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins.
With 111 seats just on this aircraft for Business and First Class passengers this upgraded airport lounge wont take long to fill.