Sydney,
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February
2015
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Australian business travellers offered an ‘office at the airport’

Regus launches the Workpod at UK’s Gatwick Airport

As the UK’s most frequented visitors[1], Aussie travellers can now access Regus’ recently launched Workpods - the first ever workpods situated airside at Gatwick Airport’s North and South Terminals.

Regus, the global workplace provider, has created the Workpod, which is a private workspace, tailor-made for business, offering business travellers a quiet place to work whilst waiting for their flight. Inside the pod users have access to business class Wi-Fi, a comfortable desk and chair, power and mobile chargers, computer screen and a telephone.

The Workpod is the latest development in the rollout of Regus Express, offering users flexible workspace outside of traditional Regus business centres in high traffic locations such as railway stations, airports, motorway service stations, retail outlets and hotels across the world.

Under the new Qantas-Emirates alliance that offers direct flights from Dubai to Gatwick and several other UK airports as alternatives to Heathrow, Australians are booking significantly more flights into London's second airport[2].

CEO of Regus Australia and New Zealand, Paul Migliorini, said: “The Gatwick Workpods offer Australian business travellers everything they need when working on the move: a discrete environment to make calls, check emails or concentrate on urgent work before or after they fly. With an increase of Australian professionals working on the move, this is another way of helping our customers maximise their productivity.”

Australian business travellers can book the Workpod on the spot using their credit card or online on the Regus website in advance of their travel.

Mr Migliorini added: “With six per cent of Australian’s travelling to the UK each year, the instalment of Regus Workpods in local airports is a viable business initiative. Regus has created pods that cater for the continuing work demands of business travellers and I believe that these will become an integral part of their commute. The inclusion of pods creates a suitable working atmosphere equipped to cater for the everyday business travellers’ needs, and I hope to see these adopted by Australian airports in the near future.”

Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer at London Gatwick, said: “Business travel continues to grow at Gatwick, with 1 in 5 passengers now travelling on business to a range of destinations; from European business centres to emerging international markets. The Regus Workpods are another key addition to the modern facilities we offer business passengers every step of the way from the office to the plane.”

 

[1] http://www.ausbt.com.au/aussie-business-travellers-get-fast-track-lane-at-london-heathrow

[2] http://www.ausbt.com.au/london-gatwick-qantas-new-business-traveller-alternative-to-heathrow

Boilerplate

Regus is the global workplace provider.

Its network of more than 2,000 business centres in 104 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.

The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.8 million members want support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centres.

Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit: www.regus.com.au