When it comes to airport lounges I’ve seen a few over the years. Yet there is one I keep seeing time and time again and that is the Servisair Lounge at Humberside Airport. This neat little lounge is fitting for a small airport but that is all that is needed.
Humberside Airport in Kirmington is a small, regional UK airport. It serves me well. Yet it has always surprised me that in more than a decade it is not possible to get a direct flight to London. BA does not service this airport yet the main Dutch carrier, KLM does. As a result I often take flights from Humberside to Amsterdam for an onward connection.
Since I’ve flown so often with KLM I have a high frequent flyer status which grants me access to the Servisair Lounge. However, you may also gain access if you have a premium KLM ticket, a Priority Pass or Lounge Pass. You could also pre-order access to the Servisair Lounge at Humberside for your next trip.
Humberside is not really a hub airport and doesn’t really offer any direct long haul flights. During the summer months it does become fairly active though with holiday flights to some popular spots around Europe. If you are looking beyond this then you are most likely to be making a connection in Amsterdam.
The Servisair Lounge is the main customer facing lounge of the airport, however the size of the room reflects the fact it is not a major airport. If you are on a busy flight then the lounge is likely to fill up so check in early.
On entering the lounge there is a rack of complimentary (to read, not keep) newspapers and magazines beside the reception desk. You will also notice that the lounge is kept in immaculate condition and never looks untidy.
Leather round backed seats are widespread throughout the lounge area. Typically they are laid out in a set of up to 4 chairs around small, round wooden tables.
Wifi is now complimentary in the Servisair lounge however power sockets are a little too few and far to find. The wifi is of a reasonable quality once connected as I discovered people making reliable facetime connections.
A TV is set in the far corner and often is showing BBC TV or a news channel. The volume is typically turned up enough to be heard without drowning out any conversation. The Humberside lounge has never really opted for the subtitles on screen option.
Refreshments can best be described as a basic standard yet they’d still beat the limited selections I’ve seen in some big name airline lounges around the world. The beverages are self service including a coffee making machine plus a range of bottles and canned drinks. You’ll even find some alcoholic ones too. Typically I am catching a morning flight so breakfast options includes a choice of about 4 different cereals. Some snack bars and yoghurts are offered, whilst crisps, flapjacks and other light snacks may be provided in the afternoon.
The lounge also has the added convenience of toilets within the lounge. This avoids a situation, such as some lounges at Manchester airport, where you have to leave the lounge to go to the loo.
Overall there is not much more to say about the Servisair Lounge at Humberside Airport. It is a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the main waiting area. Provisions are basic yet adequate. After all this is a small airport with short haul flights so I would say the lounge is appropriately designed. Don’t expect all the comforts of a major airline lounge but do be prepared to relax. The Servisair Lounge at Humberside Airport will get you ready for that next flight.