Airport lounge open for business

Drop-in lounge and meeting space available to air travellers and business people.

Birmingham Airport has announced the opening of Regus Express, the innovative new drop-in workplace for mobile and flexible workers, situated within a short walk of the Check-in and Arrivals area.

Regus Express, by global workspace provider Regus, features a professional business lounge and a suite of high-end meeting rooms offering instant, fully-equipped workspace from as little as £8.

The lounge is designed for business travellers as a professional haven away from noisy concourses, and for business people seeking a convenient location to hold meetings. Regus Express customers also have access to dedicated parking spaces at the airport.

The Regus Express lounge includes workstations (ThinkPods), comfy seating with laptop stands, secure wifi, printers and scanners as well as complimentary refreshments and administrative support.

Phil Kemp, Global Head of Third Place at Regus, commented: “Most workforces are far more agile and mobile than they were a few years back, but there is a growing need for professional work and meeting space on the go. Regus Express offers business people a productive alternative to working in noisy public areas. We also expect the location to become a popular venue for local and national businesses to hold meetings with contacts who are flying in or out of the airport.

“We are committed to extending our network of Express locations across the UK’s airports, providing business travellers with a modern way of working effectively on the move.”

Richard Gill, Birmingham Airport’s Head of Commercial, said: “The arrival of this new state-of-the-art business lounge, delivered by Regus, is great news for the millions of business passengers who pass through the terminal each year.

“Now passengers flying to and from Birmingham can continue their working day without disruption, with the added advantage of discounted on-site parking for users of the facility. We’re confident the Regus Express lounge will prove to be extremely popular within the region’s business community and demonstrates our commitment to providing passengers with the facilities they need.”

Regus Express at Birmingham Airport is the latest milestone in the roll-out of Regus’ Third Place concept – professional workspaces and office facilities at places where business people and mobile workers pass through in daily life. The deal at Birmingham Airport follows the launch of Regus Express locations at Heathrow Airport as well as motorway service stations, shopping centres and retail parks across the UK. Regus Express at Gatwick Airport opens later this month.