Alpha Asia has diversified its offer in Sri Lanka still further with the announcement that it is to open a ‘Hangar bar’ in the first week of July, 2006, at the new departures terminal of
the Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka.
Significantly, the Hangar bar will also serve as a means of complementing the Alpha Orient Lanka Departures shop with many cross promotions, such as liquor tastings and cigar promotions planned.
The new bar is aimed at single travellers, couples, businessmen, adult students and tour groups who are departing Sri Lanka, to stop for a quiet drink or a quick snack.
The L shaped bar built on 2,040sq feet, with seating capacity for 90 people, will be open 24 hours a day.
The Hangar bar, a concept developed by Alpha Asia, is the first commercially operated bar to be opened at the Bandaranaike International Airport, since its commencement over 50 years ago.
Travellers will be offered an array of international beers, spirits, wines and a variety of tasty snacks, to be consumed whilst relaxing in a lounge type atmosphere.
The Hangar Bar is designed in completely contemporary manner: flooring in granite and timber, with LED lights, leather chrome sofas, neon signs on a 10 foot fascia, branded neon supplier signs indoors and a pure timber ceiling.
Passengers who patronise the Hangar Bar have the option of paying in either Sri Lankan or US dollars.
Screens with departing flight schedules and televisions with news and sports channels will be placed within the bar for customers. Alpha Asia says it has plans to open more airport bars by the same name in other countries in the Indian subcontinent, in the near future.