The British Airway lounge refit continues – this time the lounge at O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg gets the refit treatment.
The lounge has gone through a refurbishment with the new and improved space being converted into one large lounge with a dedicated boutique dining area for First customers.
The lounge follows the design concept introduced in 2018 – this time blending both British and South African designs into the new facility.
The lounge can host up to 247 customers at once. It features
- a modern lobby bar area for socialising,
a brasserie dining area
- An office space
- A quiet seating area with a mix of elegant armchairs and banquette seating.
The areas in the lounge will be zoned too, with designed music and lighting system to set the appropriate mood.
The new lobby bar, illuminated by brand new feature lighting, is stocked with a display of spirits, beers and soft drinks together with a selection of wines.
The house had had new kitchen facilities installed, allowing an enhanced dining menu of hot and cold options including Cape Malay curry, fresh seasonal salads, mezze, local charcuterie and Indezi river cheeses. First Boutique Dining offers a pre-flight a-la-carte menu carefully curated by the in-house chef, complemented by an extensive wine list.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said:
“We’re delighted to present the next step in our significant customer investment with the re-opening of the Johannesburg lounge.
Every detail has been carefully designed and we’ve created a space to meet our customers’ needs – whether they want to relax with a hot meal, work in peace or enjoy a drink at the lobby bar, the lounge will get their travels off to the best start.”
More lounges refurbished. However,more to do…
It’s been a busy year for the airline as they have refurbished the lounges at New York JFK, a new lounge at San Francisco and reopening the Milan facility.
Geneva is still on target for the end of year opening – which then leaves a lot of the lounges around the network that need sprucing up.. or in some cases a total refurbishment.
But for passengers utilising the long-haul network out of O.R Tambo International Airport, it’s going to be a comfortable place to relax or work before a long haul flight northwards.
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