The new lounge, large enough for 40 guests, is located in the terminal’s boarding area. The space was launched in response to growing demand for a differentiated service, highly desired on an island accustomed to receiving all kind of artists and personalities who seek privacy during their holidays. The lounge has catering services, international daily newspapers, screens with flight information, a cloakroom, toilet facilities, television, telephones, fax, computers and a free wifi internet connection. According to Aena, its construction involved an investment of 281,586.91 euros, with the management being awarded to Clece, a specialist company that already manages other VIP lounges for Aena.
A project designed by Ineco
Ineco designed the plans for the 186 m2 lounge, which houses the typical spaces for an installation of this type: a passengers’ waiting room, catering and office areas and a partitioned space housing the toilets and service area. The entrance to the lounge is inspired by the traditional construction of Ibiza: a trapezoidal portico, factory-made and clad in lime mortar, giving it a rustic appearance.
Once inside, visitors will find the reception area, behind which is the newly-built “capsule” space containing the toilet facilities and service area of the new lounge. The rest of the space is not compartmentalised, with the different sections being distinguished by the finishes of the materials and furniture.
The waiting area stretches along the airside curtain wall, making it the part that receives the most natural light. This area is distinguished from the rest of the lounge by a differently-coloured floor and furniture. “Islands” of seating are created by grouping together separate individual chairs around low, wooden tables and separating rows of seats, allowing users greater privacy.
In centre of the lounge, the waiting area is divided from the catering area by an office space, where users of the lounge can plug in their laptops and enjoy connections both to the Internet and to mains electricity. The space is made up a “bar” type table, equipped with power outlets and adjustable stools to favour working with computers.
Beside the office area, the back of the lounge contains the catering area, furnished with high and low tables. The office area features a fridge for cold drinks, a wine rack, a microwave and a coffee machine.
Access and rates
The lounge is accessible to people with reduced mobility. It can be used by customers of all airlines operating at the airport with contracts to access the lounge, and by passengers who have credit cards or loyalty cards from companies affiliated to Aena’s VIP lounges.
The lounges are open to any passenger who makes prior payment at the VIP lounge reception desk or through Aena’s website or app (www.aena.es). The current rates are 27.30 euros for adults and 13.15 euros for children older than six with free access for children up to five years old. Opening hours are from 06:00 to 00:30 in summer months and 06:15 to 22:45 in the winter.