Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award Winner

The Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport is a Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award Winner. This means this airport lounge is within the top 10% of global Tripadvisor attractions. 




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  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice


    This lounge won the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 

Welcome to your brand new Aspire Airport Lounge at Edinburgh Airport

Rated As: Very Good star star star star star Based on 200 genuine customer reviews

The Edinburgh Airport Aspire Lounge reopened on Friday 20th August 2021

The lounge is open daily from 4.30am - 5.00pm.

Join us at our latest addition to the Aspire Lounges family. All travellers are welcome at the new Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport, irrespective of class or airline. Make sure your holiday gets off to the best possible start by booking with the newest Edinburgh Airport Lounge today. The lounge is conveniently located in the north-east of the terminal above the Pret a Manger with easy access to all gates.

Welcome to the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020 winning lounge! This award is based on Edinburgh Aspire Lounge customers' Tripadvisor reviews and means we're in the top 10% of worldwide attractions on Tripadvisor, so we must be worth a visit right?


The brand new Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport has been designed for comfort and to help you start your trip in style. We've compiled our many years worth of customer feedback and airport lounge experience and knowledge and poured it into designing a lounge which considers all our guests' needs, from the lounge's atmospheric ambient lighting to seating styles and plans. You will also notice this brand new Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh has local touches throughout. 

We understand that guests travel for all sorts of reasons and purposes, and we consider this when designing our Aspire Lounges. We have Work Booths for those travelling on business, which work as your office away from the office, fully kitted out with everything you need. 

Our free and unlimited Wifi service in the lounge allows you to catch up on those last minute emails, or even download the latest, bestselling book.

We also have table-side charging facilities for your portable devices, to ensure you're fully charged for your flight. There are a variety of complimentary magazines and newspapers you can flick through and browse before your flight.

Further to this, we offer a Family Booth area, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy some family time in comfort before your flight.

Maybe a good view is your thing? If so, you won’t be disappointed at this lounge with amazing views to enjoy across the airfield and overlooking Edinburgh.


One of the most important features of any airport lounge is having freshly prepared complimentary food dishes, snacks and beverages to enjoy before your flight.  


 To view what hot food, snacks and drinks will be on offer to you during your next lounge visit, please view our menu. 


Want something a little extra? No problem, this lounge also provides Champagne and Prosecco which is available to purchase at the lounge.


PressReader is now available at this airport lounge, giving you to access to the largest selection of digital newspapers and magazines (over 7,000) from over 120 countries in over 60 languages.

PressReader is a new, complementary service at this lounge and is accessed via the lounge Wifi. To access PressReader, please follow these steps:

  • Log onto the Club Aspire Lounge at Gatwick North's WiFi
  • Once on the WiFi either open up an internet browser and visit or go to your App store on your device and download the PressReader App to start viewing your favourite publications.

By downloading the PressReader App, the Edinburgh Lounge access will allow you to download and read any publications from PressReader even after you disconnect from the WiFi and leave the lounge (meaning your in-flight reading materials are all sorted). 


Happily, we provide two airport lounges at Edinburgh Airport, this one and the traditional Aspire Lounge. We advise pre-booking your visit to these lounges, particularly in summer months as far in advance as possible to ensure entry. 

To get the best Edinburgh Airport Lounge deals, we advise booking on this website as booking direct gives you much more, including: free delay cover, access to our amazing customer service team, exclusive senior discount and much more. 

Travel Gates 

If you are travelling from gates 10 - 29, we would recommend this lounge to you. However, if you are travelling from gates 1 - 9 we would recommend the traditional Aspire Lounge as this is located closer to your departure gate. 


We love introducing local touches into our lounges, whether that be in the decor, artwork displayed or even the food beverage choices on offer. As the Edinburgh Airport Aspire Lounge we off the exclusive SPEY Tenné single malt whisky. With a sweet, warm honey taste, and an elegant yet balanced chocolate and vanilla aftertaste, the SPEY Tenné is much sought after and highly regarded amongst whisky lovers. Distilled in the Scottish highlands, this Whiskey is a true Scottish gem available for you to discover at the Edinburgh Aspire Lounge.

Latest Reviews

  • star star star star star

    Bit tucked away but worth looking for food and drink were good snacks not so good

    Anonymous | 26/09/2021

  • star star star star star

    The staff were wonderful. The lounge was spotless and our tables cleared regularly.

    Carron Stewart | 22/09/2021

  • star star star star star

    Aspire Lounge is VERY GOOD. Food etc is plentiful. Only one fault, they do not have a...

    Edward Harper | 19/09/2021

  • star star star star

    Was impressed with lounge & facilities but our flight was brought forward 1 hour & th...

    Desmond Brady | 17/09/2021

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Who are airport lounges open to?

All travellers, no matter which airline or class of travel, are welcome. It's a common misconception that you have to be a first or business class passenger to get access to an airport lounge, and this isn't the case. We do however ask that passengers adhere to our smart casual dress code which is outlined below.

How do airport lounges differ from the busy cafés or restaurants in the airport?

We are very different - Our lounges offer simple snacks and light meals away from the hustle and bustle of the main airport terminal, but we don't offer full meals. Cafes and restaurants offer full meals within the main terminal area, however if you've travelled through and airport recently, you'll know how busy these establishments can get. So if you're looking to help yourself to a range of snacks, along with a few drinks, free WiFi, great customer service and a tranquil environment with a guaranteed seat, airport lounges are for you.

Does this lounge have a dress code?

We understand that all our customers want to travel in comfortable clothing with our lounges having a relaxed dress code to reflect this. We do ask that guests refrain from wearing sportswear (such as football shirts, tracksuits, baseball caps etc) and clothing with offensive slogans. Smart, tailored shorts are accepted.

Does this lounge have a view?

Yes! And a spectacular view at that, from the comfort of your seat in the lounge you can see panoramic views of the edge of the runway at Edinburgh Airport and views across Edinburgh.

Further Lounge Info

Important Information

NEW Edinburgh Aspire Lounge Menu & COVID Response

Due to COVID 19 we have had to put various health and hygiene safety measures in place at our lounges, meaning you may see some changes in the lounge during you next visit, such as:

  • Increased cleaning schedules
  • Shielding cleaning schedules have been added
  • New social distancing measures have been put in place, reducing capacity in our lounges 
  • Please respect the new seating plans in place at the lounges and stay in the seat provided to you upon arrival 
  • Table service and/or assisted buffet service 
  • We're currently operating on with a reduced menu to ensure contact is reduced as much as possible


To find out more information on our COVID-19 response in lounges, please click below.


These measures have been put in place from July 2020, this will continue to be reviewed and hopefully relaxed as the situation with COVID-19 evolves. 

Thank you for your patience at this time.


As you're booking direct through us (, you are covered for delays if and when they occur. This means that should your flight be delayed for any reason, you and your booked party will be welcome to stay in the lounge until your flight departs or the lounge closes. 

Charging Points

This lounge provides charging points around the lounge allowing you to charge your gadgets prior to your journey.

Drinks, Snacks & Hot Food

Drinks and snacks are provided completely free of charge. We do ask that you enjoy the food and drink within the lounge and don't take it out.

Some items are only available at selected times of the day (ie breakfast items). Champagne and Prosecco are available for an additional charge during the booking process. Alcohol is not available to anyone under the age of 18.

Magazines & Newspapers

This lounge has a selection of daily newspapers and magazines for you to peruse whilst in the lounge.

We're Open to All Travelers

We welcome all travelers whether you are travelling economy or first class and as long as you agree to our terms and conditions of entry and have a valid boarding pass. We are also open to you no matter which airline you are travelling with. Do make sure that your flight leaves from the terminal you are booking.

Length of Stay

Standard stay time in our lounges is 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight. If your flight is delayed, and have booked directly with us, you can remain in the lounge through our Guaranteed Delay Cover, until your flight is ready to board.

Getting to the Gate

To maintain a calm and peaceful ambience in our lounges, we don’t make flight announcements. Please make sure that you keep an eye on the flight information screens and leave enough time to get from the lounge to the gate.

Children & Infants

The lounge accepts children but we do ask that they be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No Booking Fees

We do not charge booking fees and there are no other hidden fees in making a booking through us (


  • Once you have passed through Security and Duty Free, take a right and head towards Gate 16
  • The New Edinburgh Airport Lounge is located in the north-east of the terminal above the Pret a Manger with easy access to all gates.
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Normal Opening Hours




MONDAY 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30
TUESDAY 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30
WEDNESDAY 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30
THURSDAY 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30
FRIDAY 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30
SATURDAY 04:30 - 18:00 04:30 - 20:00
SUNDAY 04:30 - 20:30 04:30 - 20:30

Please note, the operating hours at this lounge have temporarily been updated due to COVID-19. Please find more details at the top of this page.

Dress Code

Our lounges have a relaxed 'Smart-Casual'dress code, as we appreciate that all our customers want to travel in comfortable clothing.

This means we do allow items not typically associated with smart casual so that you can travel comfortably such as: Smart shorts (Chino Shorts / Cargo Shorts), Sandals, Smart Trainers, Non-Sport Fashion Tracksuits, Hooded Tops, Smart T-Shirts, Jeans etc.

We don’t allow clothing such as (but not limited to); Vest tops for men, Football / Rugby Team Shirts, Clothing with offensive slogans, baseball caps, tour shirts, fancy dress, onesies or ostentatious Christmas jumpers…(well ok, Christmas jumpers are fine).

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Lounge Location

  • Once you have passed through Security and Duty Free, take a right and head towards Gate 16
  • The New Edinburgh Airport Lounge is located in the north-east of the terminal above the Pret a Manger with easy access to all gates.


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