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South African Airways (SAA) will open a temporary, international departures Baobab Premium Class Lounge at O.R Tambo International Airport as of Monday, 27th October 2008.
The current Baobab Premium Class lounge at International departures will be closed to accommodate the construction of a new and upgraded facility available to SAA Business Class passengers, Voyager Gold cardholders and one guest, Voyager Silver cardholders (no guest allowed), Star Alliance Gold cardholders with one guest and SAA Voyager/Nedbank Platinum credit card holders (no guest allowed).
All the above customers must be travelling on an SAA operated flight or Star Alliance carrier flight for Star Gold members.
The new lounge design will match world class airline lounge standards and is expected to open in the second quarter of next year. It will be developed to accommodate SAA’s growing number of passengers. The new lounge will boast, amongst other things, hi-tech audio visual entertainment and business/internet facilities, bistro style food and beverage offering, a secure hand luggage area, a dedicated Voyager desk to assist only Premium passengers and an interactive children’s area. A magnificent view of the runway will add to our customers’ visual enjoyment.
The inclusion of these and other facilities have been undertaken following extensive research of passenger requirements.
SAA apologises for any inconvenience the interim arrangement may cause our customers, but they can rest assured that there will be something quite impressive to look forward to in terms of the new lounge. Above all, it will offer them an improved, exclusive and upmarket experience with a fresh design that is part of SAA’s local, regional and international routes.
The interim lounge will be situated two floors above the present Baobab Premium Class lounge at international departures. Hints of the new lounge design will be incorporated in the temporary area to peak customer curiosity. Many of the current facilities will be available for passengers to enjoy in these lounges, including a served bar, business facilities with internet access, a general seating area and a self service area.
The SAA Premium Class lounge at Domestic departure will remain open and operate as normal during this time.
Voyager Platinum card holders will continue to make use of SAA’s Cycad Lounge at International departures
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