East Midlands Airport to reveal new premium lounge as redevelopment programme draws closer to completion

East Midlands Airport will reveal its new premium lounge in August, the latest phase in its 12 million terminal redevelopment programme, while two new catering outlets have opened in recent weeks marking the completion of the airport’s new food offering.

The Escape Lounge will open on 11th August, providing an improved and increased space for passengers looking for an area away from the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal before they fly.

Originally launched at Manchester Airport, and soon to be followed by Stansted Airport, the Escape Lounge brand will now come to East Midlands. The lounge will provide passengers with a selection of complimentary food and drink, free wifi access and a range of newspapers and magazines from 18.99* per person.

Andy Cliffe, Managing Director East Midlands Airport said: “The Escape Lounge will be a great improvement on our previous executive lounge. The lounge space will almost quadruple in size with more space to relax and an increased food and beverage offer available for our passengers.”

In addition to the lounge, the new and improved security queuing area is now open, marking the completion of the purpose built security hall and two new catering outlets have recently opened, Grab and Fly and Leon.

Grab and Fly provides passengers with fast, convenient food such as handmade sandwiches and paninis as well as snacks and hot drinks. Leon is a new concept to the airport, following its success in London and provides a healthier fast-food alternative using seasonal ingredients and sustainably sourced produce. Grab and Fly is located in the domestic lounge by gates 1 – 5 and Leon in the check in hall, making it available to all passengers and meters and greeters.

Boots the Chemist has also opened a new store featuring a pharmacy counter and on site pharmacist and in coming months a dispensary service will be offered.

Andy Cliffe continued: “Just in time for summer, our passengers are now starting to reap the rewards of the terminal redevelopment and enjoy a simpler and more efficient journey through security and on to departure as well as an improved food and retail offer. The bulk of the redevelopment work is nearing completion and we’re looking forward to opening the final stages over the coming months.”

Previous changes to the airport as part of the redevelopment have included a new security hall and six brand new food outlets; including Frankie and Benny’s and Burger King.

Published on: 27/05/2014 16:55:06


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