Aspire Lounges announces refreshed look as first new lounge opens at Edinburgh Airport

posted on 26th November 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Aspire Lounges announces refreshed look as first new lounge opens at Edinburgh Airport

Today the leading global aviation services firm Swissport announces the opening of a new Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport, the first in the world to feature the refreshed Aspire look and feel.  

The new lounge, which seats 142, has been expertly designed to offer passengers a stylish, comfortable and tranquil start to their journey, with uninterrupted runway views, separate booths for business and family passengers and private washroom facilities.

DV8 Designs Ltd., the company tasked with the designing the lounge, were briefed to create an inviting, contemporary and relaxing space suitable for all travellers, with an adaptable design for each airport’s local heritage.

Sharon Jevans, Lounges Director at Swissport, said, “We’re excited to unveil our new Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport – the first to showcase our brand-new design for our lounges worldwide. This fabulous space is a natural choice for guests to enjoy before their flight.

Open to all travellers irrespective of airline or travel class booked, it offers unlimited free WIFI, plush seating with tableside charging facilities and food cooked fresh on site and served on marble counter tops.

The food on offer is chosen to be tempting and wholesome and includes freshly made pancakes at breakfast, a cheeseboard and hot and cold meals throughout the rest of the day. A comprehensive bar offer includes the exclusive to Aspire Lounges Spey Whisky and Byron’s Gin.

Jason Holt, CEO Swissport Western Europe added, “We are proud that the evolution of the Aspire brand of Airport Lounges has its debut at Edinburgh Airport – a long standing and important partner to Swissport. The new lounge offers business travellers, families and individuals a comfortable and stress-free experience.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said, “We’re delighted that we’re the first airport to be home to Aspire’s new look lounge as they begin to roll it out across the world. It looks excellent and has already received great feedback from passengers who have had time to enjoy the new surroundings and relax ahead of their flights.”

The lounge will be open to guests booked using ExecutiveLounges.com, membership schemes such as DragonPass and Priority Pass. Offering more choice for how guests choose to spend their time at the airport, guests travelling from Edinburgh can expect a quality offer with a great choice of food, drinks and seating options. It is the second Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport, with the original opening in July 2014 and set for a complete refurbishment beginning in February 2020.