Travel | Aberdeen Airport Northern Lights Executive Lounge Review

I don't know about you, but I love an airport. It's all part of the holiday - browsing the duty free, watching all sorts of weird and wonderful people passing through, grabbing that pre-flight drink to celebrate the fact you're off to explore the world and escape the 9-5! Now you can do all of that in style at Aberdeen Airport, with the opening of their brand new Northern Lights Executive Lounge!

Beer, whisky and a Porter's gin and tonic in Aberdeen Airports Executive Lounge
Stylish interiors in the Northern Lights Executive Lounge

Open to everyone for just a £25 fee, the lounge is comfortable and spacious, with a hell of a cool colour scheme - think navy walls, monochrome seats and an eye catching pop of yellow. Charging points & free wifi are a bonus. Our flight was an early one so once we'd checked in and breezed through security we were able to grab ourselves some breakfast.

Monochrome seats with yellow cushions in Aberdeen Airport's lounge
Breakfast pastries on offer in the lounge
Porridge with honey and raisins

There's something for everyone - whether you're a full Scottish or a light bite and coffee kinda person. Gordon piled his plate high with bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages and tattie scones. I debated over fresh fruit and yoghurt or delicious looking pastries, including the ultimate local delicacy -a good old fashioned buttery! (Sorry "rowie" folk). Eventually I settled on a big bowl of porridge topped with honey and raisins. 

Beer selection in the Northern Lights airport lounge
Gin selection in the lounge at Aberdeen Airport
Whisky wall in the Northern Lights Lounge

The drink selection is fantastic too. You can help yourself to wine or craft beer from the fridge - provided by local heroes Brewdog & Harviestoun Brewery. For an extra fee, you can choose from a selection of Scottish gins or over 50 whiskies! Gordon enjoyed a Bitter & Twisted ale, before going onto the hard stuff with a nip of Glen Garioch Founders Reserve. For me, it was a classic Porter's G&T to kick start our honeymoon.

Sipping a G&T in the executive lounge at Aberdeen Airport
The view to the Aberdeen Airport runway

I'm really impressed by the lounge, with it's runway views and stylish interiors, and love that they've made a point of featuring Aberdeenshire brands. The menu even has the stamp of approval from the "Kitled Chef" Craig Wilson, of Eat on the Green!

At £25 the Northern Lights is a fantastic way to start your holiday in style. By the time you've had a good bite to eat and a few drinks you've definitely got your money's worth, ready to jet off on your adventures...

British Airways plane on the runway in Aberdeen

*I was invited to experience the Northern Lights Executive Lounge in exchange for an honest review. 
As always all opinions are my own and 100% genuine.

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1 comment:

  1. Aberdeen airport is very well maintained and is managed beautifully. I liked the sitting area which has a variety of things and this will not be boring for the passengers to wait for some time.