FREE SUMMER INTRODUCTORY 3-MONTH TRIAL
Manchester, 4th June 2008 – The Leapfrog Group, the global provider of loyalty, sales promotion, incentive and reward programmes, has today launched Airport Angel (www.airportangel.co.uk), a global independent airport lounge programme. The programme covers more than 200 airport lounges (including 70 per cent of the most visited airports) for an annual fee of only £65 plus £15 per visit. To mark the launch, travellers are being offered a free three-month trial over the summer, to coincide with the peak summer travel period. Airport Angel also incorporates airport texts, a unique real-time personal text service which guides passengers through their journey from arrival at the departure airport, right through to the return journey back into the UK. It provides passengers with essential trip updates such as delay, check-in, and boarding and arrival information. There is also the option to provide nominated partners or friends with information to facilitate the onward travel.
Simon Ward, managing director of The Leapfrog Group, says: “Whilst Britons are addicted to their overseas travel, many of us are now opting for economy class or no-frills airlines. In addition, earlier check-in times means spending more time at overcrowded airports. Airport Angel lets you relax away from the crowds providing respite from the hustle and bustle of the airport departure areas, plus complimentary beverages, snacks and business facilities. When you consider the cost of a coffee and a sandwich, the airport lounge pass practically pays for itself.
“Airport Angel is the smart way for economy class fliers or those using no-frills airlines to upgrade to airport lounge access without incurring the cost of a business class seat.”
The programme also incorporates a range of ancillary services which include:
– free access to a dedicated customer care team – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
– preferential rates on the Travel Health Service; worldwide car hire; the Instant Visa Application Service; airport car parking; accommodation; baggage transit and airport transfers
– Airport Angel works with ClimateCare to provide passengers with the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions incurred through their travel
Journalists wishing to test the product are eligible for a free annual subscription, subject to payment of the usual £15 per person, per airport lounge visit, plus any costs for the airport text service.
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About Airport Angel
There are currently three levels of membership to Airport Angel:
Premium membership – £65 annual subscription, £15 per person, per visit, 3 free airport texts
Premium + membership – £155 annual subscription, ten free airport lounge visits, 5 free airport texts
Platinum membership – £250 annual subscription, unlimited airport lounge visits, 10 free airport texts
Additional airport text messages will be charged at £1.50 one way/£3.00 return.
The three-month free trial is open to all customers subject to the payment of £15 per person, per airport lounge visit, plus any costs for the airport text service.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is the global market-leading provider of loyalty, sales promotion, incentive and reward programmes. Leapfrog was formed in 2007 from the merger of MKM Concepts Ltd with The Leapfrog Group in Australia. The enlarged group now has 100 employees in seven offices across four countries. Current clients include First Direct, HSBC, L’Oreal, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Bank, Tesco, RCI, Lufthansa, ANZ, Great Building Society, Procter and Gamble, Nestle and Coca Cola.