Glasgow Airport has unveiled the first design images of its exclusive new executive lounge, which will open its doors to outbound passengers this summer.
Being built at a cost of more than £1.6m (US$2m), the Lomond Lounge will be based airside in the departures area and will operate between 5:00am and 9:00pm daily. It will create 25 jobs and will give Glasgow its fourth lounge, more than any other Scottish airport. Emirates and British Airways both have their own separate facilities at Glasgow, while the airport has operated its own hugely successful UpperDeck lounge for a number of years.
Glasgow Airport managing director Mark Johnston said, “We’re very excited about the introduction of the Lomond Lounge later this summer and the superior customer experience it will deliver for our passengers.
“While the UpperDeck continues to be extremely popular with our business and leisure passengers, demand for lounge access continues to rise, as more and more people look to start their travels in style.
“The potential for the site of the new Lomond Lounge was huge, given its prime location in the airport’s departures area and the fantastic views it offers of both the airfield and the stunning backdrop of the Campsie Fells.”
The look and feel of the 4,500ft² (420m²) lounge has been inspired by the neighboring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and features a mix of table service for à la carte dining and more relaxed seating areas where passengers can unwind in comfort and enjoy a snack or drink before their flight.
The natural colors and contemporary styling have also been designed to work with Glasgow Airport’s original Basil Spence-designed architecture – his renowned barrel-vaulted ceilings will be a key feature of the new lounge.
With a capacity of just 100 covers enabling greater privacy, the Lomond Lounge will offer a wide selection of à la carte breakfast, lunch and dining options featuring Scottish produce freshly prepared by local chefs.
Further dining options will also include hot and cold self-service buffet options, in addition to craft and premium bottled and draft beers, soft drinks, top-quality spirits, specialist cocktails and award-winning wines.
The lounge will include a business suite area and will feature charging outlets, high-speed wi-fi, flight information displays and complimentary national newspapers and magazines.
Lomond Lounge can be booked in advance by visiting the airport’s website, or payment can be made on the day subject to availability at that time. The lounge is scheduled to open early August.