Ireland has welcomed its first Aspire business lounge with the opening of the Swissport-operated offering at Cork Airport.
The new lounge is available to all travelers and can facilitate up to 80 passengers. The new space is also accessible to Priority Pass, Diners Club and DragonPass cardholders, along with guests of certain airlines.
Passengers can pre-book their lounge access online for €24.99 (US$30), or pay €28 (US$33) on the day. Complimentary food, drinks and newspapers are among the lounge offerings, in addition to dedicated zones for business, dining and relaxing. The lounge features ‘Best of Irish’ additions to the food menu, with local luxury food items.
Niall MacCarthy, managing director at Cork Airport, said, “We are delighted Swissport has opened its first Irish Aspire lounge here at Cork Airport. This gives everyone traveling through the airport, whether it’s for business or leisure, the chance to relax or work in comfort, and enjoy some great food and drink sourced from our region.
“More than 2.4 million passengers will travel through Cork Airport this year and it is important for us to be able to provide the best possible customer service, giving all our guests the opportunity for a productive and first-class start to their journey every time.”
Shaun Weston, vice president of global lounges at Swissport, commented, “We are delighted to officially launch our new Aspire lounge at Cork Airport. This new showcase lounge is now one of 31 Aspire lounges located in airports around the globe, including Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow, Calgary and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airports.
“We have implemented a Guaranteed Delay Cover, which means that if a flight is delayed, and you have booked directly with us, you can remain in the lounge until your flight is ready to board.”
The Cork Airport Aspire business lounge is the 31st to open globally.