British Airways officially opens new Glasgow Airport lounge
08 May 2013
British Airways chief executive Keith Williams has officially opened the airline’s new £800,000 lounge at Glasgow Airport.
Mr Williams told more than 100 guests from the business, travel and academic sectors that the major investment demonstrated British Airways long-standing commitment to its Scottish operation and customers.
The new lounge can cater for 150 customers, double the capacity of the previous facility, and has been designed to showcase the products and skills of Scottish companies, craftsmen and artists.
Designed by Glasgow-based Graven Images, the lounge features the unique Glenlivet Whisky Snug, the first development of its kind in any of British Airways lounge worldwide.
Other Scottish companies featured in the creation of the lounge include Bridge of Weir Leather, which also provides leather for the airline’s aircraft seats and Bute Fabrics, and Harris Tweed has been used extensively.
The walls of the lounge are decorated by art from students at the world famous Glasgow School of Art.