Date: 23 September 05
Passengers wishing to get away from the normal hustle and bustle of the airport departure lounge will soon be able to do so at Calgary International Airport. Servisair/GlobeGround (SG), the international provider of aviation services and The Calgary Airport Authority are opening a premium common-use lounge in Concourse D, the airports most recently opened combination domestic and international facility.
Servisair/GlobeGround is the largest operator of lounges in Europe, last year serving nearly 1,000,000 customers in nine countries. The new luxury Lounge at Calgary will cater to the discerning traveller and will offer a range of exclusive services including:
- Internet access,
- Bar area featuring complimentary beer, wines and spirits; beverages, soft drinks and snacks.
- Comfortable relaxing area including a fireplace.
- Newspapers and magazines.
- Large screen television and flight information screens.
- Business facilities including writing desks, telephone and fax.
- Dedicated uniformed Lounge staff.
Commenting Fred DiBenedetto, President and COO Servisair/GlobeGround stated: "Servisair/GlobeGround is extremely pleased to receive this opportunity provided by the Calgary Airport Authority. We appreciate the chance to bridge our network of premium quality common use lounges from Europe to North America. Our vision is to develop a National network of lounges for Canadian travellers who want a comfortable place to relax or work prior to boarding their flights. We believe that providing this service also allows airlines an opportunity to offer lounge services in locations where they do not currently have exclusive use facilities. We look forward to working with the Calgary team to bring this vision to reality before springtime travel begins."
Julien De Schutter, Vice President Marketing for the Calgary Airport Authority commented: “This first-ever North American common-use lounge agreement with Servisair/GlobeGround represents an important addition to the service amenities available to users of our most recently added Concourse D. Passengers on airlines using this Concourse will have an opportunity to enjoy an ultra-convenient, premium business lounge facility when departing or connecting via Calgary International Airport. We see this as an excellent addition to our thriving airport”.
Servisair/GlobeGround, a division of the Penauille Group, is one of the world’s largest providers of ground handling services, handling over 100 million passengers a year across a network of 145 locations, within 31 countries across four continents.
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for the management and development of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease from the Government of Canada. Calgary International Airport is Canada’s fourth busiest airport serving over nine million passengers annually.
For more information please contact : Richard Pratt, Servisair/GlobeGround
Don Kolsun, Calgary Airport Authority