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British Airways adds three new airport lounges in Innsbruck, Ibiza and Seville

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Back in September, we published a list of British Airways European destinations which did not offer lounge access.

There are some airports on the British Airways network which simply do not have an airport lounge, as I found out in Pula, Croatia last Summer.  There isn’t much British Airways can do about this.

There are others, however, where there is a lounge but British Airways simply refuses to pay for it.  There were some where BA’s sister company, Iberia, was happy to pay but BA was not.

Yesterday British Airways announced some good news.  Lounge access is now available at three of the airports on the list:

Innsbruck (we covered the opening of that lounge here)

Ibiza (Anika reviewed the lounge here)


You can now access the lounges at these airports if you are flying in Club Europe, or are flying in Euro Traveller with a suitable status card.

The campaign continues though. 

These airports have a lounge which BA won’t pay for but you can use a Priority Pass instead:

Lanzarote ACE

Cagliari/Elmas CAG

Catania/Fontanarossa CTA

Madeira FNC

Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis HER

Humberside HUY

Mykonos JMK

John Paul II International Krakow-Balice KRK

Olbia/Costa Smeralda OLB

Francisco de Sa Carneiro, Porto OPO

Palermo/Punta Raisi PMO (landside)

Paphos International PFO

Thessaloniki Macedonia International SKG (as of 1st July 2017)

Split SPU

Rhodes – Diagoras International RHU

Tallinn TLL

These airports have a lounge which BA won’t pay for and which only accept cash, not Priority Pass / Lounge Club:

Brindisi/Casale BDS

Bordeaux-Merignac BOD

Bari/Palese International BRI

Dalaman International DLM

London City Airport LCY (in the Private Jet Terminal)

Finally, here is a reminder of British Airways-served airports which have no lounge at all so you can’t blame BA for not letting you in:

Bergen, Flesland Airport BGO

Corfu / Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport CFU

Chania International Airport CHQ

Chambery-Savoie CMF

Bergerac-Roumaniere EGC

Friedrichshafen FDH

Fuerteventura FUE

Grenoble-Isere GNB

Frederico Garcia Lorca GRX

Skiathos Island National JSI

Santorini JTR


Kalamata KLX

Limoges LIG

Menorca MAH

San Javier MJV

Nantes Atlantique NTE

Asturias OVD

Pula PUY

Rotterdam RTM

Quimper-Cornouaille UIP

KEF in Iceland has a lounge but only for Icelandair use.

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Comments (57)

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  • DaveP says:

    Is there a BA lounge at Gibraltar airport as flying back from there soon?

    • Anna says:

      Yes, it’s quite pleasant. Not a huge amount in the way of food and drink but there’s a lovely balcony area where you can sit outside if it’s fine (it was warm enough the February we were there) with stunning views over the runway to the rock.

  • Manu says:

    Unfortunately, BA have stopped the seasonal route to Montpellier as of this summer.

  • Nigel S says:

    We are flying to KEF and return in April and I have read somewhere that you are given vouchers in lieu of the lounge – is this correct? Also we are flying CE from T5 for the first time with a party of 7 with 3 young children (sorry!) – any tips please? Thanks!

    • Anna says:

      Unless your travel dates avoid the Easter school hols there will be loads of children so don’t worry about yours. On the downside, this will mean the lounges are extremely busy. There doesn’t seem to be much difference between North and South these days. Depending on the ages of the children the free wifi is good, and they can be entertained by sending them to get crisps and mini cans out of the fridges. There’s not much to do in the so-called “children’s areas” though, so don’t rely on them for entertainment. You should have your seats allocated about 3 days before the flight as you’re travelling with children, so at that point you can go onto and change the seats if you find something better. The trays on the blocked out middle seats are great for putting toys and snacks on. I assume you can also order kids’ meals, but these can be decidedly ropy, so if they are fussy eaters bring a coolbag of sandwiches etc for them. And make the most of that luggage allowance, you don’t want to spend your holiday trying to track down bits and pieces in the local shops!

    • Rob says:

      There is a lounge but Icelandair control it and other airlines can’t get in. Not sure about vouchers though.

      Stick the kids in the Galleries Club playroom and shut the door, they’ll be fine 🙂

    • Marc says:

      No vouchers for us when coming back from KEF as Silver in Club Europe last June

    • Trickster says:

      No, I don’t think you get vouchers. Or at least we didn’t in November 2016. Would be good though if they did given the prices.

  • Tina Hammond says:

    Whatv about long haul? I thought NBO/Nairobi was BA Loungeless (QR passengers only allowed in)??

    Happy to be proved wrong!

  • EuroTraveller says:

    Paphos does have a small lounge which can be accessed with priority pass:

    It is quite small, but then so is the terminal.
    Snacks, soft drinks and small selection of wine / spirits. No hot food from memory.

  • Joe says:

    I think I’m on the world’s worst value Club Europe flight in August:

    London City to Florence (return)

    No lounge at either airport.
    2-2 config / no blocked middle seat.

  • Rob says:

    BA Gold definitely get into the Aer Lingus T2 lounge. No guests though and not sure about Silver.

    • Trent says:

      Silver also have access in the Aer Lingus T2 lounge when flying to Dublin and vice versa in Dublin when flying to LHR. No guest is correct.

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