From September, 1 of 2012 Kharkov airport joined Priority Pass – the biggest in the world independent access program to VIP-lounges. It is actively used by leading airports of 300 cities from more than 100 countries.
Vladimir Vasilchenko, CEO of New Systems AM (the operator company of International Airport “Kharkov” belongs to DCH group headed by Alexander Yaroslavsky) told: “This is a really important step – both for service range extension and for status rise of the airport on the whole. As practice of other airports shows the program has a lot of objective advantages important for full functioning of any international passenger terminal. So we are honestly glad that International airport “Kharkov” took its place in the list of airports which provide services of Priority Pass. I hope that our passengers – owners of Priority Pass cards – will be able to feel themselves here more and more comfortable”.
Nowadays the passenger servicing with Priority Pass cards is provided in Business Lounge (http://hrk.aero/passazhiram/servisy-aehroporta/biznes-zal/) of international departure hall of Kharkov airport. All benefits provided under this program are guaranteed 24/7.
The main functions/benefits of International airport “Kharkov” Business Lounge are:
- high quality servicing;
- comfortable hall and european design of the interior;
- big screens with commercial-free demonstration of films and other entertaining programs;
- buffet dinner (soft hot and cold drinks, cold dishes, fruit) which is included in Business Lounge visit value;
- wireless access to Internet Wi-Fi;
- possibility to order drinks and dishes on additional menu.
International airport “Kharkov” (http://hrk.aero/) – one of the key objects of the capital Slobozhanshchina, reconstructed at the present time in preparation for the finals of European Football Championship in 2012. Start of large-scale project was given on April 1, 2008, when the company “New Systems AM” (a group of DCH, the owner – a well-known Ukrainian businessman, investor and general coordinator of Kharkov’s preparations for Euro 2012, the president of FC “Metalist” Alexander Yaroslavsky) won the competition for long-term rent integral property complex of Kharkov airport.
Reconstruction of the International Airport “Kharkov” is in the format of public-private partnership. The total investment in the project by Alexander Yaroslavsky was $ 107.2 million (airport terminal and surrounding areas). The amount of funding allocated from the State budget for the reconstruction of the airport complex (including construction and airfield control tower) – $ 191.3 million.
Priority Pass is the biggest in the world independent access program to VIP Lounges, its benefits have been appreciated and used by the airports of 300 cities from 100 countries. Priority Pass services are provided by 600 VIP Lounges of different passenger terminals, now including International airport “Kharkov”. Membership in Priority Pass guarantees high quality servicing, all facilities for full work (including access to the Internet, zones for conversations and other business activity) and rest, comfortable atmosphere and free charge snacks and cool drinks. Also the owners of the Priority Pass cards have privileged access to more then 70 VIP Lounges of the USA airports. It’s important to note that accessibility to VIP Lounges (included to the program) doesn’t depend on a choice of the airlines or ticket class.