Airport Lounge Development and Swissport are to launch an exciting new lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 in response to a significant increase in demand for lounge access from business travellers.
‘Club Aspire’ will open to the public in October 2016, with travel agents and airline providers already able to make bookings for customers to use the lounge.
Located near Gate 9, the new lounge is designed to meet the needs of discerning travellers, and will open as a number of new airlines start serving Terminal 3 (including Delta Air Lines, Philippine Airlines and Garuda Indonesia) with forecasts of a 9.8 per cent growth in outbound international business travel from the UK in 2016, followed by a further 8.9 per cent increase in 2017.
The lounge will be available to premium airline passengers of participating airlines as part of their premium tickets, cardholders of Collinson’s lounge membership programs Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club, as well as to day pass customers purchasing access directly via Swissport’s lounge booking website.
Club Aspire is the second lounge to be launched in a joint venture partnership between Airport Lounge Development, a subsidiary of Collinson Group, and Swissport, two of the most experienced global companies operating airport lounges today.
‘Club Aspire’ builds on the success of ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’, opened by the joint venture partnership at Heathrow Terminal 5 in 2015, and which is already being expanded to cope with the exceptional customer demand for access with seats for an additional 50 guests soon to be available.
Club Aspire also builds on ALD’s existing portfolio of 12 airport lounges in the US operating under ‘The Club’ brand as well as Swissport’s 14 lounges across the world operating under the ‘Aspire’ brand.
Errol McGlothan, director, ALD said: “We’re excited by the opportunity to offer our Club Aspire product to Terminal 3 travellers just one year after being overwhelmed by the response of customers to our product at Heathrow Terminal 5.
“Club Aspire is designed around the needs of the business traveller and offers choice to independent travellers looking to make the perfect start to their journey.”