12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
Low-cost carrier easyJet is set to open its first airport
lounge in partnership with No1 Lounges on 21 October.
The jointly branded The Gateway by easyJet and No1 Lounges
is located in Gatwick airport’s North Terminal near the existing No1 Lounge and
can be booked in advance through the airline’s partnership with Holiday Extras
or its own website. Passengers can also book in on the day of travel, with a
range of one, two and three-hour packages available from £18.50.
All passengers travelling through the North Terminal can
book to use the lounge regardless of airline or travel class. They can also arrive
without a booking and present their easyJet boarding pass and pay the fee on entry.
The entry fee includes hot and cold food menus
with dishes served to tables, as well as a range of self-service side dishes
and hot and cold drinks. Customers will have access to free wifi and areas to
work with charging points, a choice of dining and lounge seating areas, and a
TV den and games room.
Rachael Smith, commercial proposition and innovation director
for easyJet, said: “The launch is timely as we are seeing the recovery begin in
the UK, not only for leisure travel where winter sun destinations are proving
popular once again, but for business travellers too, who are returning in their
biggest numbers since before the pandemic.”
Shaun Weston, managing director of No1 Lounges, commented: “This
new lounge concept will be the first opportunity for us to develop a new market
segment in partnership with easyJet. We are anticipating that this lounge will
be extremely popular during the travel renaissance as we recover from