Where is it?
The Plaza Premium Lounge is located airside in the non-Schengen area in the new non-Schengen concourse.
The lifts and the stairs to the lounge can be found in the middle of the shopping area, close to gate 40. The lifts are on the right hand side when heading to the gates, next to the currency exchange office. There are several signs. The entrance to the lounge is located on the third floor.
How do I get in?
Various lounge cards and credit cards give access such as Priority Pass. It is also possible to pay to access the lounge.
What’s it like?
The lounge opened in May 2019 following the opening of the new non-Schengen concourse and is the third pay-in lounge at the airport after the Aspire Lounge in the Schengen area and the almost@home Lounge in the non-Schengen area.
Given that the lounge is brand new the standard is quite good and the staff are both friendly and attentive. During the visit, which was in the early afternoon when there are few visitors, they even offered drinks and refills at the table, which was a very nice touch.
If you have visited other Plaza Premium lounges you will recognise most of the interior in grey and black.
The lounge is divided into several different areas with a buffet area, a dining area and an area with comfortable armchairs facing the large panorama windows.
There are also several seating areas with the signature Plaza Premium sofas and armchairs as well as the signature decoration lamps, which can be found in many other Plaza Premium lounges.
The lounge provides an excellent and completely unobstructed view of the apron and two of the runways. However during the visit they were doing some construction work on the apron right in front of the lounge and there is little traffic at the airport in the early afternoon.
However if you visit the lounge in the morning, in the late afternoon or in the late evening, when there are many departures and arrivals, there will most likely be quite a lot of action outside.
Food and drinks
There is a rather spacious self-service buffet area which also has a proper dining area.
Food and non-alcoholic drinks are available for self service while alcoholic drinks are available at the bar, next to the buffet area.
The food selection is surprisingly good for a third-party lounge with several hot dishes. The food obviously varies depending in the time of the day.
There is also a good selection of cold cuts, salads and vegetables as well as some fresh fruits and desserts. There was for example a rather tasty Panna cotta with berries for dessert during the visit.
Non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas, juices, coffee and tea are available for self service. Wine, beer and spirits are available free of charge but need to be ordered at the manned bar. Premium spirits such as the Finnish Napue gin are available for purchase.
Free Wi-Fi is provided just like newspapers and magazines and there are also workstations with internet computers.
There are restrooms and shower rooms available but you will need to pay extra to use the showers. There is also a baggage storage room and a kids corner with toys.
A surprisingly pleasant third-party lounge. Very friendly and attentive service, a rather good selection of food and drinks and a superb view of the apron and the runways.