A new Aspire lounge is opening at Edinburgh Airport.
A few weeks we did an article on all of the new UK airport lounges which are due to open in H2 2019.
It turns out that we missed one. Aspire is currently building a second lounge at Edinburgh Airport.
It will be down by Gate 16 and is scheduled to open in August / September. It isn’t clear if it will be branded as Club Aspire, Aspire or something else. The current Aspire lounge is remaining, but will close for a refurbishment once the new site is open.
Edinburgh is now looking a bit ‘over lounged’ but, given the sprawling nature of the terminal, it potentially makes sense. I can imagine that there are people who currently have access but simply don’t bother because they don’t want to be too far from their gate.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and you get a 20,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.