ALD opens common-use Club lounge at BWI Airport

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Independent passenger lounge operator Airport Lounge Development (ALD) has unveiled its latest Club facility at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland.

ALD provides lounge access to all guests for a fee, regardless of class of ticket purchased, choice of airline or affinity membership. This alternative to members-only lounges also provides additional revenue to airports by retaining current and attracting new airline carriers. The new opening marks ALD’s 16th location globally.

Ricky Smith, CEO of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, said, “We emphasize amenities that enrich the passenger experience. The Club BWI is a premier airport lounge that provides comfort and a high level of service for our customers.”

Nancy Knipp, senior vice president of ALD, said, “BWI served 25.1 million passengers in 2016, a reflection of the record-breaking growth BWI has experienced over the past two years. The Club BWI is the perfect solution to the airport’s rapid increase in passenger traffic, offering travelers respite from busy terminals and a place to unwind before a long flight.”

The Club BWI is located in Concourse D near gate 10, and operates daily from 5:00am to 8:30pm. Travelers visiting The Club BWI receive complimentary premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, wi-fi, and an array of reading materials. The 2,200ft2 lounge provides seating for 50 travelers and is divided into various zones to accommodate the diverse needs of the modern guest. Guests looking for a quiet place to rest will benefit from a variety of seating options in the Relaxing Zone, while business travelers can catch up on emails at the Productivity Zone’s laptop bar.

Passengers can visit The Club BWI by purchasing a day pass online or at the lounge for US$40. The Club BWI also welcomes members of Priority Pass, LoungeKey and Lounge Club.

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