Manchester Airports Group has announced that it will invest $1 million in its third ‘Escape Lounge’ in the US.

The firm’s US subsidiary group, Manchester Airports Group USA, has sealed the contract to construct the latest lounge at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut after previous projects were carried out at Oakland and Minneapolis St Paul airports.

The lounge will launch in autumn of this year and will be built across 2,000 sq ft, with the purpose of serving as a common use lounge in the East Concourse of the airport, close to the entrance to gates 1 to 12.

Once it has been opened, the Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge will include complimentary hot and cold food and drinks, free Wi-Fi, flight information screens and contemporary furnishings.

The group already operates five similar lounge schemes across its airport network in the UK, including London Stansted and Manchester Airport.

CEO and executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority (the company that owns Bradley International), Kevin A Dillon, said that as the firm continues the expansion of Bradley airport’s route structure, they are also focusing on the enhancement of the services and facilities in the airport.

Mr Dillon believes that by adding this latest state of the art lounge, it is a further example of their efforts to provide more amenities and choices to their passengers.

He added that it will provide an important enhancement of the firm’s customer service and will distinguish the firm from its competitors, while the airport is pleased to be working in partnership with Manchester Airports Group USA on the crucial initiative that will benefit its customers.

CEO and president of Manchester Airports Group USA, Rosemarie Andolino, said that she was please to be announcing the third major success for the company in the space of a year.

She added that such airport lounges are still a fairly new concept in America and that they are looking forward to implementing further schemes in other airports across the country.