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South Africa's first open access airport lounge at OR Tambo International.

Anyone jetting into OR Tambo International Airport can now simply hop off a plane and walk right into the refreshing and relaxing atmosphere that will be the new Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge, South Africa’s first open access airport lounge.

In a first of its kind in South Africa, Menzies Aviation, the first private operator to introduce an open access lounge, will introduce the Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge at the Johannesburg airport hub. Menzies Aviation, whose VIP Shongololo departure lounge was recently voted the best lounge in the Africa/Middle East region, is famous for its award-winning departure lounges in airports across the world.

“Although arrivals lounges are a regular feature at many international airports, particularly in Europe and the USA, most South Africans and foreigners visiting the country have not yet had the chance to incorporate them into their itineraries. We believe the Sesfikile Lounge will rapidly become a popular destination at OR Tambo,” Giles Wilson Menzies Senior Vice President for Africa, the Middle East and India says.

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Passengers can enjoy drinks and eats before heading to their next destination
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Stylish interiors make the Sesifikile Premium Lounge a luxurious travel stop

Open to all passengers, including walk-in travellers regardless of airline or class, long-distance air travel will cease to be the same as passengers can depart in style with the full knowledge that once they arrive at their destination “tranquil and elegant private showers and bathroom facilities” and “complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi” will be at their disposal.

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State of the art private shower and bathroom facilities in the Sesifikile Premium Lounge

Given the convenient opportunity to freshen up right inside the airport, Wilson is sure that the Sesfikile Premium Arrivals Lounge will enhance even the most tired of passengers’ travel experience.

“We intend to raise the bar in terms of the offering at arrivals lounges as we have done with Menzies’ departure lounges, which are renowned and recognised for their luxury throughout the world. And as always, the real Menzies difference will be the superior quality of our service, which will ensure customer satisfaction owing to our fierce commitment to the highest standards,” says Wilson.

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