The City of Derry Airport has reopened the Amelia Earhart Airport Lounge, which has undergone a transformation following the damage caused by the flooding in the Northwest of Northern Ireland last summer.
The area has been refurbished with a modern monochrome-themed interior complete with Amelia Earhart artwork as a tribute to the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. As well as comfortable new seating and tables, free internet access and freeview television entertainment, there is access to complimentary refreshments and a view of the hills of Donegal.
Charlene Shongo, airport manager at City of Derry Airport, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that the Amelia Earhart Lounge has been restored, providing an additional space for our passengers to relax. The lounge is ideal for business and leisure customers seeking a quiet space and a little luxury in advance of their flight.
“Access to the lounge is just £10 (US$13) per person and can be booked online on our website and includes complimentary tea/coffee and soft drink, newspapers and magazines and much, much more to enhance the overall airport experience.
“Our dedicated team are also available throughout a passenger’s visit to the lounge to provide help and assistance if and when required.”
John Boyle, mayor of Derry City and councilor at Strabane District Council, commented, “I am delighted to see the completion of the work on the Earhart Lounge, which is a vital visitor facility for our business guests in particular.
“The staff have done an amazing job here at the airport, both in the immediate aftermath of the flooding last August, and in recent months, to get the airport fully operational and back to providing a top-quality service for all its customers. Well done to all involved.”