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Fresh Business Lounge in Riga Airport
Primeclass Business Lounge in Riga Airport is really new. It has just been opened on 25th May this year and it is located on the Schengen area of Riga's airport. The lounge is maintained by TAV Operation Services Latvia and it is not an airline-operated lounge. Many airlines are recommending this lounge to their business class passengers. Primeclass lounge also an option for Priority Pass lounge card holders.
Primeclass Business Lounge has 108 seats and it offers an opportunity to enjoy a descent meal while connecting at Riga Airport. There is a bar with a wide range of alcoholic beverages, as well as tea, coffee and various refreshing drinks. The lounge also has a private single room with a bed to be rented for an extra price.
Location of Primeclass Lounge in the Airport
The lounge is located near Gate Area B on the upper floor from the departing flights area. Accessing the lounge takes only a few minutes from the gates. Riga Airport is not that big so the lounge is easy to be found.
Affordable Ways to Get into the Lounge
As we wrote, Primeclass Business Lounge is not operated by any airline. However many airlines send their business and first class customers to this lounge.
For economy travellers, there are a few easy ways to access the lounge.
If you are a holder of Diners Club Credit card, there are two possibilities: You are granted free access to the lounge or if not totally free access then a discounted price, for example Finnish Diners Club card holders will be charged 19 euros per visit. We recommend you to check your card's issuer regarding the price.
Another easy option to access the lounge is to have a Priority Pass card. Priority Pass card comes free with many credit cards or it can be purchased separately. Depending on your card type, accessing the lounge may be free or it may cost about 24 euros. Once again check the exact conditions from your bank if you have got Priority Pass with a credit card.
The third option is to pay the normal entrance fee. At the time of writing this article, the fee is 40 euros. You can always check the current price from the lounge's web page.
An Entrance Voucher for the Lounge
If none of the previously mentioned ways to enter Primeclass Lounge in Riga Airport is suitable for you, we recommend you to buy an access grant from British company called Lounge Pass*. This is a cheaper option to get in rather than paying the normal price. From Lounge Pass you can also purchase access vouchers to lounges in other airports. You will save at least 10 euros compared to the normal entrance fee.
The entrance voucher should be bought beforehand. So maybe it's time to secure a lounge entry for your next departure or stop-over.
Catering Is Included
With the discounted price the entrance fee is very affordable compared to the normal price level of airports. Primeclass Lounge has full inclusive service plan. There you can have unlimited food and drinks. The lounge provides you also a quiet space where you can relax and escape the stress of the terminal. This means accessing the lounge is a good alternate for over-priced cafes at the airport.
Environment and Catering in Primeclass Lounge
When we visited the lounge the environment was really peaceful and spacious. Everything looked so clean and new. To be honest this has been one of the best lounges we have visited.
Catering during our visiting time was better than averagely in lounges. The drink collection was excellent: juices, soft drinks, beer, wine and also strong alcohol to choose from. Also the food choice was better than average. Soups, pastas, sandwiches, different veggies and sweets. Not to forget coffees of different varieties, including Turkish coffee! We would say that the selection was better than normally in business lounges in European airports.
Latvian staff were friendly, spoke good English and they were very helpful. We were feeling very welcome to this lounge.
The Rating Based on Our Review
Comfort of the Lounge (excluding catering)
Next time when you fly via Riga Airport, think about accessing this Riga Airport lounge instead of spending your money to restaurants. If you own Diners Club card or Priority Pass* this lounge is for you.
Riga Airport is a hub for airBaltic* . Nordic people often fly by airBaltic because it flies to Riga from many smaller cities in Nordic countries. That makes airBaltic to be a good option for travelling around Europe. For example in Finland airBaltic flies to Turku, Tampere and Helsinki.
For more information about airBaltic please read our review.
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For more information about accessing lounges by Priority Pass or Lounge Pass, you will find them from our Priority Pass review.