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Airport lounges

Airport lounge with a plane taking off in the background

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 pass and pay the executive lounge's guest rate, only payable by debit or credit card. Guest prices for individual lounges vary so please contact the Membership team on 020 7766 8866 for more information.

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 Lounge

No1 Lounge


Aspire Lounge


Yorkshire Premier Lounge

London Gatwick*

North Terminal: Aspire Lounge

North Terminal: No1 Lounge

South Terminal: No1 Lounge

London Heathrow

Terminal 3: Aspire Lounge


Terminal 1: Aspire Lounge

Terminal 2: Swissport Executive Lounge


Aspire Lounge

Airport lounges in Scotland


Northern Lights Executive Lounge


Upperdeck Lounge


Aspire Lounge

No1 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 Swissport (registered address: Swissport House, Hampton Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1TT), except for the Northern Lights Executive Lounge, which is operated by Aberdeen International Airport (registered address: Aberdeen International Airport Ltd, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7DU); 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, which are operated by No.1 Lounges Ltd (registered address: Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HP); the Yorkshire Premier Lounge, which is operated by Leeds Bradford Airport (registered address: Leeds Bradford Airport Ltd, Whitehouse Lane, Leeds, LS19 7TU) and the Upperdeck Lounge, which is operated by Glasgow Airport Ltd (registered address: Glasgow Airport Ltd, St Andrew's Drive, Paisley, PA3 2SW).

*Please note, No1 Lounges are very popular and there will be occasions where their lounges will reach capacity. No1 strongly recommends that members book in advance to guarantee entry on the day. You are able to reserve access for just £5 per person and this includes Premium Security (fast track). Upon arrival at reception, any non-member companions will then be charged £20^ each to gain entry – this payment will be taken at the reception desk. No1 terms and conditions apply, please see here for details.