The launch of the Fluent Lounge comes soon after the re-opening of Standard Bank’s Library Lounge at OR Tambo International, and further demonstrates the group’s commitment to providing benefits that go beyond traditional banking.
“Previously, Lanseria International Airport did not have a dedicated lounge for our clients,” explains Schalk Kotze, head of affluent, consumer and high net worth SA at the Standard Bank group.
“With so much growth in the region, the airport is expected to become much busier, and we wanted to create a comfortable space for our clients to relax and unwind while waiting to board their flights.”
"Lanseria is looking into reviving our pre-Covid expansion plans and re-establishing its market positioning in the commercial-passenger sector. With this expansion, there was a need to introduce premium lounges for our guests and we are delighted that Standard Bank has come on board and offered this lounge with excellent service which is synonymous with our offering.
"We look forward to a rewarding business partnership with the bank and welcoming its client base,” said Rampa Rammopo, chief executive officer of Lanseria International Airport.
Kotze says that the launch of the new lounge has come at an exciting time. “Lanseria International Airport is aiming to double its passenger numbers to more than 4 million within the next six years.
"We have designed the Fluent Lounge to ensure that it is ready and fully equipped to host clients flying in and out of Lanseria, now and in the future.
“We also want to ensure that our guests have a memorable pre-flight experience in an environment that is both contemporary and family friendly,” Kotze continues. “The Fluent Lounge not only offers a relaxing space for adults, it features a unique ‘kiddies’ corner’, with activities to keep youngsters entertained while their parents work or relax.
"Light meals and refreshments are also available and there is free WiFi access and charge-points for devices.”
Standard Bank clients looking to collect someone from the airport are also welcome to make use of the newly opened waiting lounge.