Gameway lounge opens at Charlotte Douglas
By Tara Craig
The gaming lounge – in the new Concourse E Expansion at CLT – is the fourth location in the rapidly growing Gameway network, and the first in a new collaboration with Airport Dimensions. According to the stakeholders, it provides travellers with a premium entertainment experience, complete with individual gaming stations fitted out with: PlayStation or Xbox game consoles and top of the line Razer gaming PCs; high -end Razer gaming accessories; comfortable lounge chairs and Razer gaming chairs; and a selection of drinks and snacks. Guests can play pre-downloaded games including some of today’s most popular titles, among them Fortnite, FIFA, NBA2K, Madden, Call of Duty, Minecraft, and Rocket League.
Any traveller flying through CLT can enjoy the Gameway experience by purchasing access to the lounge. Meanwhile, monthly passes are available for frequent flyers, flight crew, and other regular travellers. Members of Priority Pass are also entitled to a complementary hour of access plus a drink and a snack. Guests can pre-reserve the gaming experience of their choice, online, before arriving at the airport.
Emma Walbridge, CEO at Gameway, said: “We firmly believe that the airport experience should be valued as an integral part of the travel journey, and simply put, our mission is to make airports entertaining. It made perfect sense for Gameway to partner in the development of this location with Airport Dimensions, as they are the global leaders in delivering experiences for air travellers.”
Airport Dimensions’ vice president global business development, Chris Gwilliam, described the collaboration as ‘in-line with [our] strategy to provide innovative airport experiences with industry leading experts’. He added: “Video gaming is one of the fastest growing markets in entertainment, particularly with the rapidly growing traveller demographics of Millennials and Gen Z. Gameway provides the best solution to engage this important traveller segment in the airport environment, making this partnership a perfect fit. We’re very excited about this first venture and look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with Gameway in the future.”