What do you think about paying $17.50 for access to an airport lounge the next time you have time to kill in the terminal? That’s the hope of start-up company Airspace Lounge, which hopes to add as many as 40 amenity-laden lounges at airports across the United States.
Today, the company will unveil plans for its first Airspace Lounge, scheduled to open this May at Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
The company -scheduled to open in May- will be the first of as many as 40 others that it hopes to open and operate at airports across the United States.
“We’re taking airport lounges and redefining what the airport experience is,” Anthony Tangorra, CEO of Airspace Lounge, says.
Day passes will start at $17.50, though Airspace Lounge plans to institute a variable pricing policy that tops out at $45. When the lounges fill up, the prices will rise: the fuller the lounge, the higher the price. That effort is meant to help keep the lounge from becoming too crowded during peak periods.
As for the perks, Tangorra promises the following freebies: Wi-Fi, power ports for electrical devices at every seat in the lounge and access to computer-equipped work stations.
Also free of charge: Snacks and meals, including breakfast items in the morning and sandwiches during lunch and dinner hours.
Airspace Lounge’s facilities also will include a bar — long a mainstay of traditional airport lounges — though alcoholic drinks will not be free.