Glasgow Airport’s exclusive £1.6m (US$1.95m) Lomond Lounge has welcomed its first passengers.
The lounge, which created 25 new jobs, is based airside in the departures area and will operate between 5:00am and 9:00pm.
This is the fourth lounge facility at Glasgow – the most of any Scottish airport. Emirates and British Airways both have their own separate facilities at Glasgow, and the airport has operated its own hugely successful UpperDeck lounge for a number of years.
Glasgow Airport managing director Mark Johnston said, “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 4,500ft2 (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 enjoy a snack or drink before their flight.
The contemporary styling has also taken into account Glasgow Airport’s original Basil Spence-designed architecture, particularly his renowned barrel-vaulted ceilings.
With a capacity of just 100 covers, the Lomond Lounge offers a wide selection of à la carte breakfast, lunch and dining options featuring Scottish produce freshly prepared by local chefs.
A range of craft and premium bottled and draft beers, soft drinks, top-quality spirits, specialist cocktails and award-winning wines including prosecco and champagne are available from the staffed bar area.
The lounge includes a business suite area and features charging outlets, high-speed wi-fi, flight information displays and complimentary newspapers and magazines.
Entry to Lomond Lounge will cost £40 and can be booked in advance.