Vienna Airport has installed rentable sleeping pods on Level 2 of Terminal 3 from Italian startup Zzzleepandgo. The 16 smart lounges provide a place for passengers to work, rest or stay overnight.
The sleeping cabins are equipped with a place to rest or lie down, electricity and USB ports, free W-Lan as well as shelves and a foldable table. The pods also feature a multimedia entertainment system to stream films and music as well as to control ventilation, lighting and to darken the room.
Passengers can book the smart lounges in advance on an hourly or daily basis either online or directly at the terminal. Vienna Airport also said that the cabins are regularly cleaned, and that providing accommodations to guests is in line with current COVID-19 regulations in Austria.
Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG, commented: “Effective immediately, we are offering all passengers a new, convenient service in the terminal. Passengers who stay at the airport for a longer period of time can now bridge the waiting period in a relaxed and peaceful manner in the modern sleeping cabins developed by Zzzleepandgo. The number of travellers at Vienna Airport will also increase substantially when the summer flight schedule takes effect and we look forward to the time when more passengers are convinced of the advantages of the Zzzleepandgo offering.”
Filippo Schirmo, COO and Business Developer of Zzzleepango, commented: “We are very excited to begin operating at Vienna Airport, which is a very modern and technologically advanced airport in Europe. We are happy to be able to offer a new service to passengers and to improve their experience at the airport. We would like to thank Mr. Jäger and the entire team for this opportunity and the support we have received.”
Customers can complete the check-in and rental process via a touchpad and virtual reception, which scans their passport, credit card and, depending on the requirements, their COVID-19 certificate.
The customer can exit or enter the cabin at any time during the rental period. After the rental time has been concluded, the cabin is cleaned and disinfected. Furthermore, the lounges also feature an automatic ventilation system which remove bacteria and viruses from the air.
The rental price is €9 per hour and the sleeping cabins can also be booked for a whole night or longer from rates starting at €48.