Published on February 24th, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer


Belfast City Airport to get Lounge Upgrade

Europe’s largest airport lounge provider, Aspire, has announced a major refurbishment of the lounge at Belfast City Airport with a total investment of £1.2 million assigned to enhance its offering. In partnership with concept design specialists DV8 Designs, the existing lounge area will be extended to accommodate 178 seats, effectively increasing its capacity by 70 people. Passengers choosing the Aspire Lounge will enjoy complimentary food and drink, table-side charging facilities, access to newspapers and magazines, and unrivalled views of Belfast City Airport’s runway. To avoid disruption for passengers, the refurbishment will be undertaken in a phased approach, enabling the lounge to remain open at all times.

Commenting on the investment announcement, the Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, Katy Best said, “This investment is fantastic news for our passengers who have been enjoying the Aspire product since the lounge opened in 2014. Whether it’s on the outbound leg of a trip or travelling home from experiencing Northern Ireland, the collaboration between Belfast City Airport and Aspire provides passengers with a comfortable and tranquil start to their journey. We are passionate about delivering an airport experience that exceeds expectations, and the new, larger lounge due to open later this year will ensure our passengers can enjoy a high quality, premium lounge offering whilst waiting to board their flight.”  

Also commenting was Graham Allen, the Head of Aspire Lounges UK and Ireland, Graham Allen who said, “Aspire is delighted to be partnering once again with DV8 Designs on the redevelopment of our lounge at Belfast City Airport. This exciting project will enable Aspire to maximise its use of the space and modernise the facility to not only meet but exceed the expectations of our guests. DV8 consistently goes above and beyond to ensure each project embodies the ‘Aspire Way’, combining our striking branding with a peaceful atmosphere and our outstanding customer service.  Our lounge at Belfast City Airport will be designed with our new identity at its foundations; recognisably Aspire with a distinct sense of place.”

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