July 16, 2024

British Airways revamps Lagos lounge

British Airways has opened a fully renovated lounge in Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. 

The 360 sqm space has been designed with an “upgraded food and beverage experience” alongside local art from Akoje Gallery.

Highlights include different zones to cater for passenger’s needs, a quiet room with day beds and a self-serve dining area.

The regularly changing food and drink menu offers a host of Nigerian classics and British-inspired dishes. Cocktails, wine and soft drinks are served at the bar, with champagne and canapes for those flying in First class.

BA has also launched a partnership with the Akoje Gallery, which was founded by rugby union player Maro Itoje and art dealer Khalil Akar, to curate an in-lounge exhibition celebrating local artists. 

The first showcase is themed ‘New Beginnings’. Artists include Olawunmi Banjo, Qozeem Abdul Rahman and Steve Ekpenisi.

Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer at British Airways, said: “We’re focused on investing in the entire customer journey, not just on board. 

“For many of our customers, lounges are an important part of their experience and the re-design of our Lagos lounge is a key part of our transformation strategy across our lounges around the world.”

Khalil Akar, Co-founder of Akoje Gallery, added: “We are honoured to partner with British Airways and give local Nigerian artists the chance to showcase their talents in the new Lagos lounge. 

“We hope British Airways passengers enjoy the immersion in Nigerian culture and the artists’ contribution to their local art community.”

BA’s Lagos lounge is open to travellers flying in Club World (Business) and First, as well as Silver and Gold Executive Members.