The Business Lounge in the Sibiu International Airport celebrates 1 year since its inauguration

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In February 2023, Lagardère Travel Retail celebrated 1 year of success for one of its most elegant locations – the Business Lounge in Sibiu International Airport.

The Business Lounge developed by Lagardère Travel Retail is located in the - external departures - area of ​​Sibiu International Airport, after security control, with an area of ​​80 square meters.

In this business lounge, travelers enjoy the services they are already used to in major international airports: lounge area, domestic and foreign press, internet, access to news and flight schedules, electronic device charging facilities, printing services and scanning, etc. In addition, they have at their disposal various specialties of coffee, tea, cold and hot drinks, fresh juices, snacks, sandwiches, salads and desserts, in the new So!Coffee cafe, attached to the Business Lounge, in a space of about 18 square feet.

"Lagardère Travel Retail celebrates 1 year of existence of one of the most beautiful successes on the local level, made possible thanks to the partnership with the local authorities: the Business Lounge in the premises of the Sibiu International Airport.

By inaugurating this space, the company expanded its range of services offered to passengers in transit at Sibiu airport, where we have been present since 2007. Continuing to develop our services in regional airports is one of the company's strategic directions.

In the next period, depending on the needs of the local authorities, we are ready to invest over 15 million euros in the commercial and catering spaces that will result from the expansion projects and/or construction of new terminals in the regional airports. Through these investments, we estimate that we will generate more than 200 jobs and annual contributions to the state budget of more than 20 million euros." said Marius Văcălău, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail.

Access to the Business Lounge at Sibiu International Airport is done using the boarding pass, according to the airline's policy, the bank card or by paying the access fee.

"Through the existence of this business lounge, Sibiu International Airport aligns itself with international travel standards, thanks to the facilities that travelers departing from Sibiu obviously appreciate. Through the partnership we have had for a long time with Lagardère Travel Retail we want to benefit from the international experience in this business segment of a recognized expert and offer our partners a good example of connectivity and effective promotion", said Marius Ioan Gîrdea, General Director of Sibiu International Airport.

The demand for such services comes naturally from the market, the traffic in the Sibiu airport is constantly increasing, including in the business segment, being also a manifestation of the desire of the local authorities to satisfy the needs and wishes of travelers.  

In 2022 Lagardère Travel Retail continued to grow its network with 27 new stores and cafes, 4 in regional airports (including this Business Lounge) and the other 23 in urban transit areas: hospitals, office buildings and large shopping centers, where the pace life requires fast consumption solutions.

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