BA reopens flagship New York JFK lounge after 16 month Covid closure

British Airways’ flagship lounge at New York JFK airport reopened on Sunday following a 16-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The facility at Terminal 7 becomes available again after the government’s announcement that double vaccinated travellers from the US will be exempt from quarantine on arrival into the UK from today (August 2).

The opening of the Galleries Club lounge also marks the next step in the airline’s phased lounge reopening plan.

It will be available for passengers travelling in First, Club World and eligible card holders ahead of flights to Heathrow.

BA brand and customer experience director Tom Stevens said: “After the news about the change in entry requirements for US customers in to the UK, we expect to host more customers who need to travel and so we have decided that it is the right time to open our flagship lounge in New York.

“We are looking forward to welcoming some of our American customers back to London from next week and bringing Britons who reside in the US home for much-needed family time.”

The airline recently reopened three domestic lounges in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

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