British Airways has opened its new Aberdeen lounge. The previous lounge closed in the summer of 2017 and the new lounge is part of a redevelopment at the airport.
The airline says that the Aberdeen lounge is the second to open under the airline’s “new design concept” following on from that of Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.
The new lounge is 380m2 and has zones allowing passengers to enjoy both quick access to amenities (food, drink and toilets) and also zones for longer stays, with seating overlooking the runway. British Airways operates eight flights a day from Aberdeen to Heathrow.
Similar to the airline’s new lounge in Rome, the feature piece of the lounge is the granite topped bar.
The lounge is decorated with local artwork from the airline’s art collection, including ‘The Long Winding Shores’ by Maddie Rose Hills inspired by Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands.
Those travelling on early morning flights from Aberdeen will be able to enjoy Aberdeen Rowies.
Sarah Klatt-Walsh, British Airways’ Head of Product, said: “We are committed to investing in our lounges as part of our £4.5bn investment programme and are delighted to be opening the next one in the series in Aberdeen.
“Our new design concept has been created to make better use of the space in our lounges, while still making it feel contemporary and luxurious. We have focused on technology, offering complimentary WiFi and ensuring there is plenty of access to USB and power points, enabling customers to work, surf online and charge personal devices.
“We have already had really positive feedback from customers who have experienced our new lounge in Rome, and we think those travelling through Aberdeen will love the new look and feel.”
BA says that its New York JFK Terminal 7 will be the next lounge to open under the new design concept, with improvements being made there to the customer experience at check-in. The airline also has further investment planned in Geneva, San Francisco, Johannesburg, Chicago and its lounges at Heathrow.