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  • Joe Breitfeller

British Airways Unveils Contemporary Remodeled Lounge in Johannesburg

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Last Wednesday, British Airways revealed their newly remodeled lounge at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. The contemporary lounge includes luxurious elements of the best in British and South African design.


Newly Refurbished British Airways Lounge in Johannesburg - Courtesy British Airways

As part of British Airways’ €6.5B investment in guest experience, the company announced earlier this week the grand re-opening of their newly refurbished lounge in Johannesburg. The 880 square meter space has been converted into one large lounge, with a boutique dining area for British Airways First passengers. Continuing a design concept introduced in 2018, the new lounge has been carefully curated, incorporating the best elements of British and South African design. The luxurious and contemporary design offers a modern lobby, a bar, brasserie dining area and office space with ample power outlets. A separate seating area offers elegant armchairs and banquette seating offering travelers a peaceful resting place ahead of departure to London-Heathrow. The lounge offers a variety of zones with a music system and bespoke playlist as well dimmable mood lighting.


Redesigned Lobby Bar, Johannesburg - Courtesy British Airways

The redesigned lobby bar features new lighting and naturally has a vast selection of spirits, beer and soft drinks, as well as an assortment of carefully selected wines. The redesigned kitchen facility offers new hot and cold menu options including Cape Malay curry, fresh seasonal salads, mezze, local charcuterie and Indezi river cheeses. British Airways First passengers will enjoy a chef-curated pre-flight a-la-carte menu and extensive fine wine list. In Wednesday’s announcement, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, Carolina Martinoli stated,


“We’re delighted to present the next step in our significant customer investment with the re-opening of the Johannesburg lounge. Every detail has been carefully designed and we’ve created a space to meet our customers’ needs – whether they want to relax with a hot meal, work in peace, or enjoy a drink at the lobby bar, the lounge will get their travels off to the best start.”


Brasserie Style Dining Zone, Johannesburg - Courtesy British Airways

Access to the new lounge is restricted to Club Europe travelers and Executive Club Gold and Silver cardholders. Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members are also welcome. In addition to the re-opening of the Johannesburg lounge, this year British Airways renovated their First and Club Lounges in Terminal 7 at New York – JFK and opened a new lounge in San Francisco. The airline will also open a brand-new lounge in Geneva before the end of the year.



Source: British Airways