MAG wins Connecticut airport lounge deal

MAG USA has been awarded a contract to design, build and operate an Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.

MAG USA is a subsidiary of MAG, owner of Stansted and Manchester airports in the UK.

The contract, awarded by Bradley International Airport’s owner, the Connecticut Airport Authority, is the third major contract win for the new MAG USA business in its first year of operation.

Kevin Dillon, chief executive of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said: “We are pleased to be adding the Escape Lounge to our growing menu of options at Bradley International Airport.

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“As we continue to expand Bradley’s route structure, we’re also focused on enhancing the Airport’s facilities and services.

“The addition of a state-of-the-art lounge such as this is one more example of our efforts to provide our passengers with more choices and amenities.

“The Escape Lounge will be a key customer service enhancement and one that will distinguish us from our competitors.

“We’re pleased to have partnered with MAG USA on this important initiative and look forward to introducing the lounge to our passengers.”

The Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge will open in the fall of 2016 and will be a common-use airport lounge which any passenger using the airport can pay to gain access to, without needing to fly with a particular airline or holding a certain credit card.

The Escape Lounge will be located in the East Concourse, at the entrance to gates one to 12, ensuring ease of access for passengers making their way to their gate of departure.

Rosemarie Andolino, president, MAG USA, said: “I am delighted to announce MAG USA’s third major win in less than a year.

“Hartford will be the first Escape Lounge on the East Coast and we hope it will enable Bradley Airport to win over new passengers by offering them a high quality experience as they travel through the airport.

“Consumers are seeking new ways to make simple and affordable upgrades to their daily lives and Escape Lounges help them do that.

“They offer high quality food and refreshment, free Wi-Fi and newspapers in a relaxed, comfortable and contemporary environment allowing them to separate themselves from the noise and crowds.”