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Northern Lights Lounge to shine again and Distilling House to reopen at Aberdeen International Airport

The award-winning Northern Lights Lounge at Aberdeen International Airport is set to reopen.

The Distilling House at the airport will also open from July 30 giving more choice at the north-east’s major transport hub.

Passengers will once again be able to enjoy the best the region has to offer when the lounge reopens on Saturday, August 1.

Opened in 2017 as part of the £20m terminal transformation project the lounge will continue to work in partnership with local suppliers helping support jobs across the north-east.

Measures have been put in place at the terminal to allow passengers to enjoy the Northern Lights Lounge and Distilling House safely.

In the lounge, passengers will now enjoy table service by trained staff with food prepared to order and drinks delivered to your allocated table.

QR codes have also been created so passengers can access menus via their phone and at the Distilling House this can be used to place orders. 

Tables and chairs have been positioned to allow for safe physical distancing with hand sanitising stations set up throughout and a one-way system for entering and exiting. 

Passengers will also be asked for their information when entering for Test and Protect purposes. 

Jemma Forrest, travel services manager at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted we are able to reopen the Northern Lights Lounge to passengers.

“The measures we have put in place will help keep them safe while being able to offer them more choice throughout our airport. 

“Our staff and suppliers work extremely hard and we love being able to showcase our amazing region and all the north-east has to offer.”

Roger Hunt, interim managing director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “As we ease out of lockdown we have increased our focus on maintaining public safety and that of our staff through the introduction of a series of enhanced safety measures.

“Bringing back business safely remains a key priority and we are looking forward to our business partners reopening at our terminal. While it is critical that we re-emerge with strong connectivity it is also key that the passengers using our airport have access to as many of the facilities possible within the terminal and feel safe to do so.

“Both the Northern Lights Lounge and Distilling House have been extremely popular additions to our airport as part of the recent transformation of the terminal and I am delighted that they are both back up and running for our passengers.”

Sameh Ibrahim, Operations Director at The Restaurant Group, which runs the Distilling House at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We are delighted to be reopening the Distilling House at Aberdeen International Airport.

“Since opening in 2018 it has been a very popular spot for passengers before catching their flight and we look forward to welcoming them back.

“Our team have been working hard and measures will be in place so they can enjoy the Distilling House safely.”

Aberdeen International Airport has introduced a series of health measures to provide a safe environment for staff and passengers as further services resume.

Passengers travelling through the airport must come prepared with their own facial coverings whilst all staff will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks.

Protective screens have been installed in key areas, including the check-in and security halls, and passengers will be asked to observe safe, physical distancing wherever possible.

The airport has also enhanced its already thorough cleaning regimes with a specific focus on the regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces.

To find out more about the enhanced measures in place at Aberdeen International Airport visit: https://www.aberdeenairport.com/coronavirus/.