Aviation services company Swissport International has officially opened its Aspire airport business lounge at Cork Airport in Ireland.
The new lounge will see a total of €500,000 investment over a period of four years. Operated by Swissport, the facility will cater to the needs of business travellers for premium lounge access.
Capable of accommodating 80 guests, the new lounge is open to all travellers, irrespective of airline or class of travel.
Cork Airport managing director Niall MacCarthy said: “We are delighted Swissport has opened its first Irish Aspire Lounge here at Cork Airport. This gives everyone travelling through the airport, whether it’s for business or leisure, the chance to relax or work in comfort, and enjoy some great food and drink sourced from our region.
“More than 2.4 million passengers will travel through Cork Airport this year and it is important for us to be able to provide the best possible customer service, giving all our guests the opportunity for a productive and first class start to their journey every time.”
With local food items, the new lounge’s food menu features ‘Best of Irish’ dishes and also offers an extensive drinks menu.
Global Lounges vice-president Shaun Weston said: “We are delighted to officially launch our new Aspire lounge at Cork Airport. This new showcase lounge is now one of 31 Aspire lounges located in airports around the globe, including Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow, Calgary and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airports.
“We have implemented a Guaranteed Delay Cover, which means that if a flight is delayed, and you have booked directly with us, you can remain in the lounge until your flight is ready to board.”
Along with guests of certain airlines, the new lounge is also accessible to Priority Pass, Diners Club and DragonPass cardholders.