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British Airways Lagos Lounge: Luxurious Refurbishment and Local Art

British Airways has unveiled a luxuriously refurbished lounge in Lagos airport, featuring upgraded food and beverage options, more space, and local art from the Akoje Gallery.

British Airways Lagos Lounge

Following significant investment, customers will enter a contemporary lounge through a grand glass entrance. Zones will be created in the 360 square meters of space to cater to different needs.

 British Airways Lagos Lounge

For those flying to London, there’s a self-serve dining area with Nigerian and British-inspired dishes that change regularly and a bar serving cocktails, wine, and soft drinks. First class passengers also get champagne and canapes.

British Airways Lagos Lounge

Sample menu:

  • Starters: Chicken Akara, Vegetable Spring Rolls and Samosa
  • Meat (one available at a time): Roast Beef, Pepper Chicken and Beef Skewers
  • Grains: Jollof Rice, Stir Fry Noodles and Fried Rice
  • Vegetarian: Lasagne, Stir Fry and Roast Vegetables
  • Cold dishes: Greek Salad and Seasonal Fruit
  • Bakery: Bagels, Sausage Rolls and Seasonal cakes

British Airways, in partnership with Akoje Gallery, will display local artists’ work in their lounge to celebrate their association with Nigeria, starting with an exhibition themed ‘New Beginnings.’

The first artists are

  • Olawunmi Banjo: Two paintings titled The Wait I and II
  • Qozeem Abdul Rahman: A Large painting titled The Guardian
  • Steve Ekpenisi: A large metal sculpture titled Ulaga

The newly imagined lounge space includes a quiet room with day beds, a main area with comfy sofas and tables, and new printing facilities for those needing to work.

Calum Laming, British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer, 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.

“We’re delighted to open our doors to this stunning lounge in Lagos and we’re confident customers will enjoy spending time in this cleverly created space.”

The lounge is open to Club World, First customers, and Silver and Gold Executive Club Members.

Khalil Akar, Co-founder of Akoje Gallery, adds: “We are honoured to partner with British Airways and give local Nigerian artists the chance to showcase their talents in the brand-new Lagos lounge. We hope British Airways passengers enjoy the immersion in Nigerian culture and the artists’ contribution to their local art community.”

British Airways offers a daily flight between London Heathrow and Lagos using a 787-10 aircraft. There are four cabin options: First, Club World, World Traveller Plus, and World Traveller. For booking, visit BA.com.

About British Airways

As the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways has been flying customers globally for over 100 years, operating an extensive route network with partners. In 2021, it launched “BA Better World” to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. A founding member of oneworld, it serves around 1,000 destinations in over 65 countries, with its main hub at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Founded in 2023 by British rugby stars Maro Itoje and Khalil Akar, The Akoje Gallery aims to showcase and promote work from contemporary African, Caribbean, and diaspora artists. The gallery provides a global platform for these underrepresented artists through an online presence. It also hosts global physical exhibitions. The inaugural exhibition was at Spring Studios in London. Future exhibitions are planned for New York, Lagos, and London in 2024. Khalil Akar, with experience from Signature African Art Gallery, leads the gallery. Maro Itoje, a professional rugby player and arts supporter, is also at the helm.

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