British Airways has opened its new Club lounge at New York’s JFK airport. It completes a £52 million investment, following the unveiling of a plush new space for First customers in autumn last year.
As British Airways’ flagship US lounge, the space will play host to the hundreds of business and leisure customers that travel between New York and London on up to twelve Transatlantic flights a day.
Spread over more than 2,000 square metres, the new Club lounge includes elegant, relaxed seating areas as well as ample work stations with power outlets to maximise time in the office. Other spots include an entertainment room with state-of-the-art entertainment and the reopened Elemis Spa offers a range of treatments.
For Club customers that plan to take advantage of their flat bed and luxurious White Company bedding on board, the new lounge offers the ultimate pre-flight dining experience with a brasserie-style dining room where travellers can enjoy freshly prepared dishes from an extensive menu or a range of smaller items chosen to allow customers to ‘grab and go’.
There will be a granite topped Quaich Bar with an experienced bartender on-hand at peak times to serve a full range of fine wines and cocktails such as the Broadway Copper Cup made with Copper Dog whisky, orange bitters and berries. An innovative new addition to the lounge is a BrewDog craft beer room, in partnership with the brand, a beer has been designed specifically for British Airways, named after its flight call sign – Speedbird 100. The beer is available on flights from 1 May.
JFK is the third lounge to feature British Airways’ contemporary and luxurious design, following the lounge openings in Rome, Italy and Aberdeen, Scotland last year.
The First lounge at JFK opened in October last year after a complete renovation.
Meanwhile, British Airways’ customers will be able to access new partner lounges across Europe this summer.
Eligible customers travelling from holiday hotspots Thessaloniki, Paphos, Heraklion, Dalaman, Olbia, Palermo, Rhodes and Split will be invited to use the third-party lounges where they can relax and enjoy a selection of food and beverages before take-off.
Access to partner lounges are exclusively for customers travelling in Club Europe as well as Gold and Silver card holders and OneWorld, Emerald and Sapphire members travelling on British Airways.