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5 JULY 2021
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SwissportALD, the joint venture set-up between Swissport – owners of Aspire Lounges and world’s largest provider of ground handling – and Airport Dimensions, have acquired the distinctly upmarket No1 Lounges portfolio in the UK.
The joint venture partners will operate nine lounges across the various terminals at Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham airports.
Swissport alone has also acquired the Australian business of No1 Lounges with lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. With the addition of the nine UK lounges, Swissport grows its global lounge network to 54 facilities.
“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,” said 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.”
SwissportALD emphasises that the No1 brands, which also include the exclusive, luxury, Clubrooms, will retain their own strong and unique identities.
Whilst Priority Pass members have always had access to the Aspire Lounges, this has now been extended to No1 Lounges in the UK.
At the present time, Club Aspire Lounges at Gatwick North Terminal and Heathrow Terminal 5 are open, as is the Aspire Lounge at Belfast City Airport. Further UK lounges are expected to be operational soon.
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