Officially opened on 11th April 2014 by John Harvey McDonagh, Chairman of Spey Whisky, the Aspire lounge at Newcastle Airport will bring new levels of comfort and facilities to the 4.5 million passengers that use the airport each year.
As with all other Aspire lounges, the new lounge is open to all passengers, irrespective of airline or class of travel and offers comfortable and contemporary surroundings in which to relax in before a flight. Furthermore, the lounge will continue to accept members of Priority Pass, Airport Angel, IOD, Diners Club and all those travelling in business / first class with Emirates, KLM and Air France.
Facilities at the new lounge include complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, complimentary food (including hot food items), and essentials such as free WiFi and charging facilities. Furthermore, guests can take advantage of the quiet zone and private work booths allowing business travellers to continue their working day in a relaxed and peaceful environment, away from the main departure hall. Families and leisure travellers are also well catered for with the provision of booth seating that includes a personal smart TV with access to on demand services.
The Aspire Lounge at Newcastle will be the first lounge to include a new ‘lounge within a lounge’ concept. Customers can upgrade to the separate, dedicated AspirePlus lounge which offers airfield views whilst being exclusively for adults. Accessible from the main Aspire lounge, the AspirePlus lounge brings together opulent surroundings, dedicated staff and an impressive range of food and drink with items such as Antipasti, pastas and platters.
The AspirePlus lounge at Newcastle will be the first to house an exclusive Spey Whisky Bar which is the first location to benefit from the joint brand initiative. The bar will provide a fantastic selection of complimentary premium alcoholic drinks, such as Belvedere vodka, choice of premium wines and beers as well as complimentary single malt Spey Whisky to all it’s guests.
Private SnoozePods (in single and dual occupancy) will allow guests to fully recline and relax in their own personal space, with each SnoozePod containing a private Smart TV with on demand services, free WiFi and private charging facilities.