Airport operator Aéroports de Paris has opened a new concept business lounge called ‘Espace business’ at Paris-Orly Airport in France. The new area is located in the departure lounge of Hall 2 in the West Terminal.
Espace business is free of charge to passengers and can seat up to 32 travelers at any given time. Customers can also gain access to the wi-fi network via the airport’s application – My Airport. Once installed, My Airport also offers travelers the chance to interact with other people in Hall 2 by notifying registered users that they wish to meet other passengers. A passenger can then reply favorably to this invitation by sending an email. The technology works by using beacon technology and bluetooth transmitters.
Augustin de Romanet, chairman and CEO for Aéroports de Paris, said, “Air transport is facing changes which expose European airports to an increasing level of competition, between themselves as well as with other means of travel. Aéroports de Paris must therefore continually improve the services it offers by closely following the latest technological developments and ensuring that it meets the needs of all types of travelers. Espace business is in line with the group’s digital strategy to provide passengers with an improved airport experience.”
Photo by Jean-Pierre Gaborit