easyJet to Open First Airport Lounge at London Gatwick on October 21, 2021
easyJet will open their new jointly branded ‘The Gateway by easyJet and No1 Lounges’ airport lounge at London Gatwick on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The North Terminal lounge can be booked in partnership with Holiday Extras from 1-3 hours starting at £18.50.
On Wednesday (October 20, 2021), easyJet announced that they will open their first airport lounge in collaboration with No1 Lounges in the North Terminal of London Gatwick on Thursday October 21, 2021. Reservations for the ‘Gateway by easyJet & No1 Lounges’ can be booked in advance through easyJet’s exclusive partnership with Holiday Extras, or guests can simply check in on the day of travel. A range of one to three hour packages are available from £18.50. The Gateway lounge offers guests a comfortable place to eat, drink, work, play or relax before their flight. Customers will enjoy a choice of complimentary hot and cold menus with freshly prepared meals served directly to their tables. The lounge also offers a range of self-service dishes along with hot and cold beverages. Destination-inspired signature dishes will be changed quarterly, offering guests a taste of Europe before takeoff, accompanied by the lounge’s own signature cocktail list.
In Wednesday’s announcement, easyJet’s Commercial Proposition and Innovation Director, Rachael Smith, said,
“We are delighted to be launching our very first airport lounge in partnership with No1 Lounges to serve passengers at London Gatwick, where we’re proud to be the largest airline. We’re always looking for opportunities to offer travellers more choice and great value, so we’re proud that The Gateway will be able to offer something for everyone whether it’s all the essentials for a workspace, somewhere comfortable to relax before jetting off or to entertain the family.
“The launch is timely as we are seeing the recovery begin in the UK, not only for leisure travel where winter sun destinations are proving popular once again, but for business travellers too, who are returning in their biggest numbers since before the pandemic. Whatever the reason for travel, we are confident that the lounge will provide the perfect destination for customers wanting to get their trip off to a perfect start.”
The Gateway also provides free Wi-Fi and work areas with convenient charging points, as well as a family friendly TV den and games room.
Also commenting on the new Gatwick lounge partnership, No1 Lounges’ Managing Director, Shaun Weston, said,
“We are excited to launch this new lounge concept at Gatwick Airport in partnership with easyJet. The Gateway is the destination at Gatwick North Terminal to enjoy a laid back, relaxed pre-flight experience. This new lounge concept will be the first opportunity for us to develop a new market segment in partnership with easyJet. We are anticipating that this lounge will be extremely popular during the travel renaissance as we recover from challenging times. We can’t wait to introduce and welcome a new audience to the world of airport lounging”
All passengers traveling through London Gatwick’s North Terminal can book the lounge, regardless of airline or ticket class. Customers can also arrive without a booking and present their easyJet boarding pass on lounge entry. easyJet is Gatwick’s largest airline with 71 based aircraft and service to over 120 routes across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. During 2019, the carrier flew approximately 19 million guests to and from London Gatwick Airport.