Glasgow Airport’s new £1.6m Lomond Lounge has welcomed its first passengers and is open to all flier out of the Scottish gateway.
The plush lounge, which created 25 new jobs, is based airside in the departures area and will operate between 05.00h and 21.00h.
This is the fourth lounge facility to be based at Glasgow – the most of any Scottish airport – as the number of people looking to enjoy access to exclusive lounge facilities continues to rise.
Emirates and British Airways both have their own separate facilities at Glasgow while the airport has operated its own UpperDeck lounge for a number of years.
Glasgow Airport managing director, Mark Johnston said: “My team has worked incredibly hard to deliver this project and we are all immensely proud of the Lomond Lounge. I’ve got to say that although the initial design concept images looked impressive, they don’t do it justice when you see the completed lounge.
“Given its prime location in the airport’s departures area, the lounge offers fantastic views of both the airfield and the stunning backdrop of the Campsie Fells, while raising the benchmark by providing a premium level of service and comfort.
“It’s a beautiful space and I’m sure our customers are going to be very impressed with everything this luxurious new facility will offer.”
The look and feel of the 4,500-square foot lounge has been inspired by the neighbouring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and features a mix of table service for a la carte dining and more relaxed seating areas were passengers can unwind in comfort and enjoy a snack or drink before their flight.
With a capacity of just 100 covers allowing for greater privacy, the Lomond Lounge offers a wide selection of a la carte breakfast, lunch and dining options featuring Scottish produce freshly prepared by local chefs.
The lounge includes a business suite area and features charging outlets, high-speed WiFi, flight information displays and complimentary national newspapers and glossy magazines. Passengers pay £40 to use the Lomond Lounge.