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Cape Town - British Airways has opened its new lounge in Cape Town International Airport, which is double the size of the previous Terraces lounge.

Breaking Travel News reports that the design is similar to BA's Galleries lounges at Terminal 5 - but aims to highlight the best of  both British and South African style.

The comes on the back of the airlines announcement that  it will increase its services from London to Cape Town by three flights a week from May 2014, offering 657 additional seats a week, expanding total capacity to over 12 000 seats next winter.

The airline currently operates double-daily services to Cape Town between October and March, the busy Cape summer season, reverting to a daily service during the southern hemisphere winter, when demand typically declines. Now it will expand the winter schedule, introducing three Boeing 777-200ERs a week each able to accommodate 219 customers in four cabins. 

The new BA lounge, which is 680 square metres, is able to accommodate 148 customers and is zoned to enable them to work, relax or dine.

Amenities include:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- An air printing’ facility which allows guests to print from their own device, connecting from anywhere in the lounge via wi-fi
- Showers to enable customers to freshen up prior to their flight
- Catering options developed with local menu providers
 - A dedicated area showcasing the best of wines from the Cape region with wine-tastings will be offered on selected departure dates.

The space has been designed by British Airways lounge development team working together with Tonic design and the airline will also be using the space to showcase work by up-and-coming South African artists.

The lounges will be available to British Airways First and Club World customers, Executive Club Gold and Silver members and oneworld frequent flyers with Emerald and Sapphire status.
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