£250,000 investment in passenger facility
The newly refurbished Causeway Lounge at Belfast International Airport has today been officially opened by US Consul General Daniel Lawton.
With an investment of over £250,000 business and leisure passengers can now enjoy a host of amenities to make sure that every journey can get off to a perfect start.
Located just off the main departures concourse the Causeway Lounge occupies an enviable location above the main viewing gallery affording unrivalled views of the main runways. The room has continuous panoramic full height glazing and the new layout makes the most of the fabulous views.
Speaking at today’s launch, US Consul General Daniel Lawton (pictured with Belfast International Airport's Managing Director Graham Keddie and Commercial Manager, Deirdre Graffin), said, “I am delighted to be here to officially open the Causeway Lounge. Belfast International Airport is a critical gateway for direct access to the United States from Northern Ireland, as well as Great Britain and Europe. Transatlantic trade, tourism, and investment is vital to the prosperity of this region. I commend the Airport for making this significant investment in passenger facilities.”
Greeted by a dedicated welcome team, guests can take a seat and spend their pre-boarding time in a way that suits them best. Whether it is to send that final email before take-off, or to relax and enjoy the view. With high speed wi-fi, computer stations and ample power points, business travellers can rest assured that they will remain fully connected at all times. Families are also welcome in the lounge with a dedicated children’s area to keep the little ones entertained before take-off.
Belfast International Airport MD Graham Keddie commented, “The Causeway Lounge is part of a continuous investment programme in the airport which will add considerably to airside passenger facilities.
We are passionate about promoting Northern Ireland and continue to do so by enhancing the complimentary food menu. A gourmet buffet counter boasts a wide range of treats and bites for guests to enjoy. Featuring food from a range of local artisan food producers, including Fivemiletown Cheese, Ditty's Oatcakes and Punjana tea, you can enjoy a final taste of home before jetting off.
The lounge provides the perfect platform for our incredible food producers to showcase their products to both a domestic and international audience. This support is hugely important in order to continue growing Northern Ireland’s food offering - particularly during NI’s 2016 'Year of Food.’
The Causeway Lounge is open to all passengers travelling from Belfast International Airport. Access to the lounge is part of the benefits of Belfast International Airport’s corporate card scheme, Executive Direct. Passengers can also pre-book online at www.belfastairport.com or pay at the door. Members of alternative lounge access schemes such as Priority Pass can also use this membership to gain access.