British Airways has unveiled its new £800,000 Executive Club lounge at Glasgow Airport, demonstrating the importance of Glasgow to the airline’s global network.

Accommodating 150, the new lounge is double the capacity of the previous lounge and is part of BA’s £5bn investment programme to improve services and comfort for customers, both on the ground and in the air.

Jim Keegan, regional customer services manager for UK and Ireland, said BA planned to introduce even more innovative developments throughout its domestic operation.

“It reflects the operation’s importance, not only in point-to-point travel to London, but, significantly, in the high level of onward travel, helping BA to maintain our extensive global network to 170 destinations all over the world,” said Jim.

Designed by Glasgow-based Graven Images, the new lounge features a unique Glenlivet Whisky Snug, showcasing the finest single-malt whiskies.

The lounge also features the materials and skills of Scottish companies, including the Bridge of Weir Leather Company, Bute Fabrics and Harris Tweed, reflecting the significant contribution made by BA to the Scottish economy.

And the walls are decorated by the work of talented young artists who graduated from the world-famous Glasgow School of Art in 2012.