Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport continues to expand its airport lounge business with the acquisition of No1 Lounges in the UK, in a joint-venture structure with Airport Dimensions. With the addition of nine new lounges Swissport grows its global lounge network to 54 facilities.
The joint venture set-up between Swissport and Airport Dimensions, SwissportALD, has acquired No1 Lounges in the UK. The deal comprises nine lounges in London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Birmingham. SwissportALD will manage the new lounges under the existing No1 Lounges and Clubrooms brands. This follows the announcement that Swissport has also acquired the Australian business of No1 Lounges with lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
“Aspire’s global lounge hospitality business is award-winning, and we are delighted to be expanding it with nine additional lounges in the UK and three in Australia,” says Shaun Weston, Vice President Global Lounges at Swissport International. “We are constantly working to enhance our offering and provide a luxury alternative to other lounge and food and beverage options in airports. We are excited to see customers return to our airport lounges as global air travel recovers. We continue to further drive the global expansion of our successful lounge brands and are thrilled to complement them with the No1 Lounges guest offering.”
The No1 Lounges brand will retain its own strong and unique identity. SwissportALD will work closely with its partners to promote No1 Lounges to members and guests. Day passes will be available via the No1 Lounges website.
Swissport manages 54 lounges at more than 30 airports in 13 countries under its Aspire brand. Aspire lounges are open to travelers irrespective of their class of travel. The lounges offer a relaxing space and amenities that ensure each airport layover is a rewarding and relaxing experience.
In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers (pre-Covid 2019: 265 million) and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight (2019: 4.6 million) at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. The world’s leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 45,000 employees, was active at 269 airports in 47 countries on six continents at the end of 2020.
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