Swissport Operates Lounge at Basel Airport Until 2030; Refurbishment and Redesign to Begin Shortly

Dec. 11, 2023
Swissport has been granted an extension of its operational license for the Skyview Lounge at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse until 2030. Swissport also submitted an investment and refurbishment plan, which includes a new service concept.

On Dec. 6, 2023, Swissport received the operational license to manage and renovate the Skyview Lounge at the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse. In its proposal, Swissport presented a detailed plan for the comprehensive refurbishment of the lounge, aligning it with its Aspire brand. The initiative goes beyond a simple redesign and incorporates an optimization of the catering and guest services provided.

"Swissport is thrilled by the extension of the concession. As the leading provider of airport ground services at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse and around the world, Swissport is also developing into one of the global leaders in airport lounge hospitality," said Andreas Keller, managing director Switzerland and France. “We are delighted that our proposal convinced the jury and look forward to introducing Aspire's latest lounge design and hospitality concepts at EuroAirport to enhance the quality of stay and the overall passenger experience of our guests."

Passenger Services and Well-Being

The introduction of the Aspire lounge concept at Basel’s EuroAirport by Swissport will bring a substantial enhancement in terms of infrastructure and service offerings. The reimagined lounge boasts a distinct design concept and will be split into several areas. The Skycafé segment will offer a cozy café atmosphere, complete with a selection of light snacks. Meanwhile, the upper-level Skyterrace will provide an impressive vantage point overlooking airport operations, with access to an outdoor terrace. The Skyview Lounge, at the pinnacle of the offering, provides top-notch premium services. The Skybar is also available for private events and meetings.

A Commitment to Sustainability

The new Aspire Lounge at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse will be committed to environmental sustainability and will be furnished exclusively with renewable materials, notably wood from sustainable sources. The lounge will be equipped with state-of-the-art, energy-efficient appliances and introduce an all new kitchen area to enrich the catering services at EuroAirport with high-quality, locally sourced seasonal products. In sourcing the products, Swissport and its subsidiary Aspire Airport Lounges are paying attention to ensuring short delivery routes.

With a rich legacy of over 30 years in airport lounge hospitality, ASPIRE is the leading airport lounge brand in Europe, extending its hospitality services to over 4 million guests across 64 lounges in 13 countries worldwide.