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BA Edinburgh lounge to close for refurb

28 Sep 2009 by Anonymous

The British Airways lounge at Edinburgh airport will close for refurbishment this Friday (October 2) for around seven weeks, during which time the carrier will not be providing alternative facilities for eligible passengers.

In a statement to businesstraveller.com a spokeperson said:

“The lounge will be closed from October 2 for about seven weeks to enable the refurbishment work to be carried out.

“The work is required because of developments being carried out by BAA in the terminal building.

“Unfortunately, during that period, we will be unable to provide alternative facilities for our Executive club members and their guests and full fare passengers.

“We apologise most sincerely to our passengers for any inconvenience this may cause.

“We have, however, committed extra resources to the project to ensure that the closure is as short as possible and that disruption is kept to a minimum.”

BA added that it was confident passengers “will enjoy a far superior product when the lounge reopens”. The refurbished lounge will be “inspired by the ‘Galleries’ concept of the flagship lounges at Heathrow”, and will feature more space, new seating, a new business suite with six PCs, wifi internet access, and a complimentary bar.

Edinburgh airport is currently undergoing a £40 million revamp, including the expansion of its departure lounge, with the first phase due to be completed by early 2011. For more information visit ba.com, edinburghairport.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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