TRAVEL NEWS: Autumn News from Birmingham Airport
NEW ASPIRE LOUNGE AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT
The new Aspire Lounge (South) at Birmingham Airport opened its doors
on the 6th August 2018, bringing the new design concept of Aspire Lounges to the Airport, complementing the existing Aspire Lounge.
Due to the new lounge’s proximity to Gate 1 at Birmingham Airport, it is great for guests flying with Flybe or Ryanair but is open to all travellers no matter what their airline or travel class.
Striking entrance signage leads the guests to a welcome area, featuring a bespoke, back-lit welcome podium. A well-stocked bar, featuring fixtures and fittings that hark back to Birmingham’s industrial past, allows guests to help themselves to a selection of teas, coffees, soft drinks along with staff on hand to serve draught beer, wines and spirits.
The new Aspire Lounge (South) participates in Swissport’s Fit2Fly policy which aims to highlight guests’own responsibilities when it comes to consuming alcohol and taking a flight.
The new Aspire Lounge (South) is the first in the Aspire lounge portfolio to feature a bespoke pantry table and food serving area, something that will be rolled out to other Aspire Lounges in the coming years.
TURKISH AIRLINES to DO DOUBLE DAILY TO ISTANBUL
Turkish Airlines has announced double daily services between Birmingham and Istanbul for Summer 2019.
The launch of the second service will give passengers greater choice and flexibility with two daily flights.
The first service each day will leave Birmingham Airport at 10.40 arriving in to Istanbul at 16.35 local time, with the second flight departing at 17.00 from Birmingham Airport and arriving in to Istanbul at 22.55 local time. The flights will be operated by a 737-800, ensuring that even more passengers will be able to take advantage of the non-stop connection to Istanbul from Birmingham.
new look and augmented reality FOR SKYZONE
As part of the family-friendly brand initiative, Birmingham Airport launched the new look SkyZone area on Monday 23rd of July to coincide with the start of the school holidays. The Airport’s interactive and educational children’s play area located after security can be found at gate 55.
Skyzone is easily accessible for all families bringing a fun and engaging experience for all children pre-flight.
Birmingham Airport was recently named the most family friendly airport in the UK and Ireland. Netflights.com awarded Birmingham Airport this accolade after working with some expert parenting bloggers to measure 20 airports on their travel experience for families.
HAVE AN ICE STAY WITH JET2
Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks announced a programme of dedicated trips to Iceland from Birmingham Airport, with two once in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience this fantastic destination and the spectacular
Northern Lights now on sale for March 2019.
Whether it is the cityscape of Reykjavik, the spectacular Northern Lights, or the stunning Golden Circle and its geothermal lagoons, spas and waterfalls, Iceland offers an incredible variety of things for customers to experience and see.
*Customers can take their pick from flight only or package holiday options from Birmingham Airport, with flight-only deals starting from £169 return and package options with Jet2CityBreaks starting from £579,
secured now for a low £60 per person deposit.
• 4-night weekend trip on 7-11 March 2019*Price information correct at time of going to print.
Air India partners with Warwickshire CCC for Specsavers Test match at Edgbaston
Warwickshire County Cricket Club agreed a new partnership with Air India at England’s first match of the Specsavers Test Series against India, which was held at Edgbaston from Wednesday 1st of August 2018.
In celebration of its fifth anniversary of operating flights from Birmingham Airport, Air India – which currently runs four direct services to Delhi and three flights direct to Amritsar each week –took perimeter branding throughout England’s first Specsavers Test match against India, in addition to working with Edgbaston on a series of digital marketing campaigns.
The partnership has been supported by Birmingham Airport, which has been working with Warwickshire CCC for more than a year.