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Tuesday 30th October 2012

             No.1 Traveller opens latest lounge at Birmingham Airport
                No.1 Traveller’s first location outside of London opens to the public

No.1 Traveller will open its latest lounge - and its first outside of London – at Birmingham Airport
tomorrow. The new lounge builds on the success of the current No.1 Lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick
and Stansted and is the company’s sixth UK opening. The new lounge has created 20 jobs in the local
area and brings a new level of pre-flight experience to the travelling public in the Midlands.

The lounge is located beyond security and will be the largest public lounge in the airport, offering
passengers an innovative range of facilities including a selection of seating across two levels, a fully-
tended bar serving complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks, and a bistro serving a range of
hot and cold freshly-prepared dishes. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary newspapers,
glossy magazines and unlimited, free Wi-Fi.

The lounge features a double-height ceiling, large windows with runway views and a mezzanine level
giving it a naturally light and spacious environment, with over 100 seats. Despite the large size of the
lounge, intimate spaces with side lamps and comfortable, low-level seating are designed to help
passengers relax in comfort prior to departure.

No.1 Birmingham also offers the business traveller a work-friendly environment with a meeting
room supported by a travel concierge service including in-lounge foreign exchange. For the leisure
traveller it offers a new standard of premium pre-flight hospitality, with A la Carte dishes,
champagne and cocktails available*, as well as Champagne Packages for any special occasion.

Phil Cameron, Founder and CEO of No.1 Traveller says: “Birmingham is booming as an airport and is
clearly a viable alternative to London, offering over 140 major worldwide destinations. Our arrival at
Birmingham is incredibly exciting for us as it marks the next step in No.1 Traveller’s expansion. We’re
delighted to bring our world-class lounge experience to the airport.”

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: “We’re really excited to be working with No.1
Traveller and delighted with the lounge – the finished product really is fantastic. We’re very pleased
to see new jobs created at Birmingham and the lounge is a significant addition to our terminal

Councillor Hawkins, Mayor of Solihull said: “I welcome the investment in a new high quality lounge
at Birmingham Airport, and the new jobs it has created. The airport goes from strength to strength
and these new premium quality facilities will add to the range of services at the airport”.

The No.1 Traveller lounge at Birmingham Airport is accessible to all of the 4.5 million passengers
departing from the airport every year. Entry can be booked at, from £22.50
per person for advance bookings, or purchased on the door for £27.50 per person.

For more information or to make a booking, visit

For information on Birmingham Airport, go to


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