New Airport Lounge Features Local Fare Inspired by Chef Tyler Anderson
October 25th, 2016
MAG USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAG – the largest UK-owned airport group, announced today the opening of Escape Lounge at Bradley International Airport (BDL). The newest common-use lounge, which joins MAG USA’s current lineup of Escape Lounges in Minneapolis and Oakland, is conveniently located post-security in Terminal A’s East Concourse before Gate 1 and is within a short walk of all of BDL’s gates.
“We are pleased to add MAG USA’s Escape Lounge to the excellent, growing roster of Bradley International Airport amenities,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director and CEO of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “With Bradley’s recent route structure expansion and a focus on enhancing the airport’s facilities and services, Escape Lounge will be a great solution to the nearly six million annual passengers who are seeking a comfortable airport location for relaxing and dining before their flights.”
The new lounge features unlimited, complimentary food and drink created by Chef Tyler Anderson, a three-time James Beard semi-finalist, who has put his culinary expertise behind the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available for lounge users. Drawing inspiration from artisan-produced foods, his Escape Lounge menu is influenced by his local restaurants – Millwright’s, The Cook & The Bear and Chango Rosa Tacos. Anderson has been working in the Hartford area for four years and Connecticut for eight years.
“MAG USA is pleased to open the first Escape Lounge on the East Coast, offering a convenient, affordable premium lounge experience for all passengers at Bradley International Airport,” said Rosemarie Andolino, President and CEO of MAG USA. “Today’s airline customers are seeking quality and affordable upgrades to their daily lives, and Escape Lounges provide an opportunity for a relaxed environment and award-winning local chef-inspired cuisine to enhance their travel experience.”
For an admission fee of $45 per customer, all airline passengers traveling through BDL have the opportunity to take advantage of stylish and contemporary furnishings; an extensive complimentary food offering; a wide array of unlimited complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; private restrooms; flight information screens; free high-speed Wi-Fi; a relaxed atmosphere; and a selection of newspapers and magazines. Lounge admission may be reserved and pre-booked online at www.escapelounges.com for $40.
In addition, Aer Lingus customers who are members of the Gold Circle Club or who are flying in business class will be granted complimentary use of the lounge. Andolino added, “The recent addition of Dublin service by Aer Lingus was a significant event for BDL and we are proud to be playing an important role in delivering a high-end lounge experience to Aer Lingus’ premium customers.”
The Escape Lounge opening at BDL follows MAG USA’s first lounge opening at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The Escape Lounge at Oakland International Airport (OAK) is scheduled to open in November 2016.
Escape Lounge is open each day from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information or to pre-book your admission prior to arrival, visit www.escapelounges.com.
MAG USA is focused on bringing Escape Lounges, enhanced parking services, improved retail concessions and terminal development to U.S. airports. MAG USA seeks to improve the traveler’s experience through innovative technology, products and multi-channel marketing that drives commercial success and customer satisfaction. For more information about MAG USA, please visit www.magworld.com.
MAG is one of the largest private companies in the UK and owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports. MAG employs over 4,500 people and annually serves approximately 50 million passengers and handles 650,000 tonnes of air freight.
About Bradley International Airport
Bradley International Airport is the second largest airport in New England, with a customer base that covers the entire Northeast. According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley International Airport contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the state of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.
About Connecticut Airport Authority
The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, bring in new routes, and support Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.
Our opening times are planned around typical flight times. We open bright and early with lounge time varying by location. Please check the individual lounge pages for details.
Please Note: All U.S. prices are exclusive of Sales Tax. If applicable, Sales Tax will be added to your final price at checkout.