Bangalore Airport unveils ‘080 Lounge’ at Terminal 1
Bangalore Airport on Wednesday unveiled an international and domestic lounge for an immersive lounge experience for passengers at the airport’s Terminal 1.
The lounge is called ‘080 Lounge’, Bengaluru’s trunk dialing code, and has a small library, movie screening area, bar counters, buffet facilities and other amenities for passengers.
A senior official at Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), said, “Our luxurious, world-class lounges strongly establish Bangalore Airport’s connection and dedication to the city. Not just the name, its design aspects including art, artisans, heritage and flora also reflect the rich culture of the city. Lush greenery has been artistically incorporated into all lounges, reaffirming Bangalore’s reputation as a ‘garden city’. Meticulously designed to meet the unique requirements of each passenger, the 080 is designed to leave a lasting impression of the bustling city of Bengaluru in their mind.
“We are constantly looking for ways to improve passenger journeys and exceed their expectations. Our customers will be delighted with the world-class amenities and services at 080 Lounges. We are proud to bring this exciting brand with unique design sensibilities, creating a truly innovative and unique space tailored to the needs of passengers,” said Hari Marar , MD and CEO, BIAL.
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The lounge is operated by Travel Food Services (TFS) and is open to passengers affiliated with loyalty programs, partner airlines and all customers who wish to access the services.
The lounge is adorned with beautiful inverted gardens and features well-organized spaces, each designed to meet the unique needs of passengers and allow them to relax and rejuvenate before the flight.
“Some of the features include an ‘entertainment pod’ with an enclosed space for watching movies, a ‘wellness zone’ with therapy rooms and a ‘quiet lounge’ with a library awaiting those seeking privacy. . Conceptualized and designed to leave a lasting impression on passengers, the Domestic Lounge features well-organized spaces that offer a wealth of experiences,” officials said.
BIAL has also set up a 080 Transit Hotel, to provide a comfortable and convenient accommodation option for passengers in transit. “It offers a flexible hourly payment offer, which can be taken advantage of by travelers if they want to relax between long layovers. The lounges will provide a top-notch dining experience, expertly managed by professionals led by celebrity chef Abhijit Saha. Domestic and international departure lounges will adhere to sustainability principles as part of BIAL’s long-standing commitment to a more sustainable future. Food preparations at the lounges will be made from fresh, local and artisanal ingredients, as well as greens and chemical-free vegetables grown in villages near the airport,” officials added.