For a long time, the passengers and airlines at Copenhagen Airport have wanted a lounge in Pier C after passport control. It is from here that non-Schengen flights and long-haul intercontinental flights depart. Peter Krogsgaard, Copenhagen Airport’s chief commercial officer, believes the new Eventyr Lounge meets the three most important criteria for success: location, location and location.
“With 36 routes to far-off destinations and ever increasing passenger numbers, the airport and airlines have really been missing a lounge after passport control. We now have one – both for business travellers and for the continually growing number of leisure travellers who also want to be able to use the lounges to relax in peace and enjoy some refreshments before flying,” says Peter Krogsgaard.
Every day, more than 5,000 passengers visit the seven lounges at Copenhagen Airport. A third of those are leisure travellers. The new Eventyr Lounge will be operated by the firm Menzies Aviation, which is also a ground handler managing aircraft and passengers at the airport.
“The new lounge will have 200 seats, divided between different zones for relaxation or work, with Danish designer furniture from HAY and Erik Jørgensen,” says Jakob Bo Andersen, Station Manager for Menzies Aviation at Copenhagen Airport.
There will be lots of power sockets, iPads for printing boarding cards, a bar, and the opportunity to take a shower before embarking on a long flight. And of course there will be good food and wine.
“Our ambition is to have the biggest offering and to provide the best lounge food at Copenhagen Airport. And we also have a new wine concept: a “Vinotek” with a great selection of wines,” says Jakob Bo Andersen.
The new Eventyr Lounge is located at the top of Pier C with its entrance by gate C26.
“From all around the lounge you will be able to enjoy a 180-degree view over the airport, allowing passengers to see all take-offs and landings, the control tower and the Øresund with its wind turbines and bridge. Just in front of the windows, there will be a border with real moss and plants. All in all, the Eventyr Lounge will be a truly unique place,” says Jakob Bo Andersen.
For the time being, Menzies Aviation has an agreement with British Airways and is in discussion with a number of other airlines to offer their passengers access to the Eventyr Lounge. The lounge is not, however, reserved for passengers travelling business class or with special tickets. As in the rest of the airport, passengers can now buy a day ticket and use any of the facilities. The price for the Eventyr Lounge is DKK 250.
Facts about lounges at CPH:
• The opening of the Eventyr Lounge means that passengers at Copenhagen Airport now have seven lounges to choose from.
• 5,000 travellers use the lounges every day, a third of whom are leisure travellers.
• Around half of lounge guests have access through tickets bought with various airlines.