Photo: (from left to right): Fabien Lawson, Director Terminal 1, Groupe ADP, Virginie Auriol, Star Alliance France Manager and Christian Dräger, Star Alliance VP Customer Experience celebrating the inauguration of the renovated Star Alliance Lounge with a cake cutting ceremony.
Star Alliance has officially completed the refurbishment of its lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. The 980 square metre facility offers seating for more than 220 guests and features stylish elements inspired by Parisian design and architecture.
The lounge is available to First and Business Class customers as well as Star Alliance Gold members travelling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – Terminal 1 on the following Star Alliance member airlines: Aegean, Air China, ANA, Asiana, EGYPTAIR, Eva Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and United.
Christian Dräger, Star Alliance VP Customer Experience, commented: “The newly renovated Star Alliance Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle ties in seamlessly in our strategy of making the customer journey better. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests travelling from or transiting through Paris now with an unparalleled hospitality experience in a well equipped environment, where they can sit back, relax and enjoy their journey.”
The lounge, which was first opened in 2008, is located behind passport control at the highest point of the terminal building – levels 10 and 11 – and provides a panoramic view of the airport from the upper floor. Open daily from 05.30am to 10.00pm depending on the flight schedule, the refurbished lounge offers a range of facilities catering to the diverse needs of today’s frequent travellers. A particulary striking feature is the landscaped garden, which gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor area reminiscent of the green spaces of Paris before their flight.
The lounge also offers an exclusive zone for customers travelling in First Class on Air China, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways operated flights.
Customers are offered a wide range of complimentary drinks and can choose from a selection of international hot and cold menus featuring some typically French delights.
Comfortable and quiet work spaces are located on both levels and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the lounge. Specific attention was paid to a significant increase of power sockets to make sure guest can stay connected at all times. Shower facilities, state-of-the-art television screens and a wide selection of international newspapers and magazines round off the service.
The lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal 1 is among seven other Star Alliance branded lounges, which are located at Amsterdam (AMS), Buenos Aires (EZE), Los Angeles (LAX), Nagoya (NGO), Rio de Janeiro (GIG) Rome (FCO) and Sao Paulo (GRU).
In total, 21 Star Alliance member carriers operate from Paris – CDG, offering 142 daily flights to 41 destinations in 25 countries: Aegean, Air Canada, Air India, Eva Air, Air China, Ethiopian Airlines, Adria, Lufthansa, Lot Polish Airlines, Swiss, Egyptair, All Nippon Airways, Austrian, Croatia Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airlines, Turkish Airlines and United.
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.