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Airport lounges

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Exclusive to IoD members

Prepare for your business trip in style in one of our UK executive airport lounges

As a UK or EU IoD member (excluding Student Members, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey), you enjoy complimentary access to a wide range of UK executive airport lounges. Escape the noise and bustle of the airport departure lounges and make full use of the dead time before a flight by catching up on work or emails in a professional but relaxing environment. Or simply switch off completely and enjoy the comfortable and stylish surrounds over a complimentary drink, where available.

By producing your valid IoD membership card and boarding pass, regardless of the class of ticket, you can enjoy free first-class facilities up to three hours before your flight. (There may be a charge for ancillaries.)

While free access to the lounges is reserved for IoD members only, non-member companions can join you for a small charge. Simply turn up on the day with your guests, show your IoD membership card and boarding card and pay the executive lounge's guest rate, only payable by debit or credit card.

Please note that most lounges are for international flights only, with the exception of Aberdeen, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds/Bradford airports. 

Airport lounges in England


Aspire Loung

No.1 Lounge


Aspire Lounge


The Premier Lounge (LBIA)

London Gatwick

North Terminal: Aspire Lounge

North Terminal: No.1 Lounge

South Terminal: No.1 Lounge

London Heathrow

Terminal 3: Aspire Lounge


Terminal 1: Aspire Lounge

Terminal 2: Swissport Executive Lounge


Aspire Lounge

Airport lounges in Scotland


Swissport Executive Lounge


Upperdeck Lounge


Aspire Lounge

No.1 Lounge


Swissport Executive Lounge

Airport lounges in Wales

Cardiff International Airport

Executive Lounge

Airport lounge service provider details

Entry to all lounges is subject to availability. At peak times (or when the lounge has a particularly busy schedule of bookings), cardholders may be refused entry. Cardholders are not currently able to book spaces unless they are prepared to pay the associated fees.

All airport lounges are operated by the service handler Penauille Swissport (registered address: Atlantic House, Atlas Business Park, Simonsway, Manchester, M22 5PR), except for the Executive Lounge at Cardiff International Airport which is operated by Cardiff International Airport (registered address: Cardiff International Airport Ltd, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD); the No. 1 Lounges Gatwick, which are operated by No.1 Lounges Ltd (registered address: Hanover House,14 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HP).

Please be aware that the negotiated guest rate of £15.99pp inc VAT is applicable only to Swissport Executive Lounges and all bookings are for a three-hour period only.

Guests at No.1 lounges will be required to pay £20pp inc VAT. You can check this rate at No.1 Lounge guest booking. 

Full contact details for Swissport UK

Full contact details for Cardiff International Airport