easyJet has opened its first airport lounge. It is in Gatwick’s North Terminal where easyJet is the largest airline.
A collaboration with No1 Lounges, it has the memorable name of ‘The Gateway by easyJet & No1 Lounges’.
All passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport North Terminal can book to use the lounge regardless of airline or travel class. They can also arrive without a booking and present their easyJet boarding pass on entry to the lounge.
Access is from 0600 to 1800 and passengers can buy packages from one to three hours with prices starting at £18.50.
The Gateway has the usual range of facilities expected in an airport lounge, including:
- a choice of complementary hot and cold food, freshly prepared and served to passengers at their tables
- a range of self-serve side dishes and hot and cold drinks.
- free Wifi
- areas to work with convenient charging points
- lounge soft-seating for relaxing with refreshments,
- a TV den and games room
The launch comes as the airline reports that business travel is returning to easyJet. No sign yet of it being included in some fares but that is a possibility in future.
Rachael Smith, Commercial Proposition & Innovation Director for easyJet:
“We are delighted to be launching our very first airport lounge in partnership with No1 Lounges to serve passengers at London Gatwick, where we’re proud to be the largest airline.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to offer travellers more choice and great value, so we’re proud that The Gateway will be able to offer something for everyone whether it’s all the essentials for a workspace, somewhere comfortable to relax before jetting off or to entertain the family.
“The launch is timely as we are seeing the recovery begin in the UK, not only for leisure travel where winter sun destinations are proving popular once again, but for business travellers too, who are returning in their biggest numbers since before the pandemic.
“Whatever the reason for travel, we are confident that the lounge will provide the perfect destination for customers wanting to get their trip off to a perfect start.”
Before COVID, the company had more lounges at Gatwick North and South, Manchester, East Midlands, Stansted and Birmingham. Due to the current situation only Gatwick North and Heathrow Terminal 3 are open.
N.B. Image credit: No1 Lounges