Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, has just inaugurated its second lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. From October 13, it will welcome First Class and Business Class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold status holders on member airline flights departing from gates 10 to 38 of Terminal 1. Eligible members of Air Canada’s United Club and Maple Leaf Club programs will also be able to access the lounge.
The new lounge is ideally located airside, after immigration and security checks, in the newest part of the terminal. This spacious lounge with an intimate atmosphere can accommodate more than 300 passengers in an area of approximately 1,300 square meters. It was designed by renowned architectural firm Gensler, which previously created the award-winning Star Alliance lounge at Los Angeles Airport in 2013.
Theo Panagiotoulias, CEO of Star Alliance, said :
“Star Alliance aims to improve the passenger experience of its member airlines, and airport lounges play a vital role. We are very proud to introduce our new Paris lounge, designed not only to provide an exceptional experience, but also to meet the needs of the modern frequent traveler. »
Offering a breathtaking view of the slopes, the living room is bathed in natural light thanks to its glass facade which extends over its entire length, reinforcing the feeling of space. Its design follows the usual principle of alliance lounges, combining the ever-changing needs of today’s travelers with an ambiance inspired by the local touch of the destination.
The space has been styled by local brands and artists to create a typically French ambiance combining charm and sophistication. The living room evokes timeless Parisian elegance with its wall moldings and arches, stunning black and white photographs of the Eiffel Tower, and is furnished with carefully selected pieces by French artists. It promises true visual enchantment.
Highlights include a strikingly designed welcome bar offering a range of drinks, a “Wine Bar” area showcasing master winemaker Gérard Bertrand and his wines from the South of France, as well as a lounge tea offering a selection from around the world. For business travelers preferring a quieter space, private work booths and secluded nooks are located throughout the lounge.
“Our new Paris lounge brings the number of Star Alliance-branded lounges worldwide to seven and takes the airport passenger experience to new heights,” said Christian Draeger, Vice President Customer Experience at Star Alliance. “Whether it’s design, decoration or catering, we have carefully crafted the lounge to provide a multi-sensory experience for travelers departing from the City of Lights. »
The new Star Alliance lounge in Paris meets the desires of every traveler. Passengers can relax in the light-filled “Winter Garden” or in the large outdoor courtyard, or refresh themselves in the well-appointed shower suites.
Star Alliance now has two lounges in operation at Terminal 1. The first lounge, renovated in 2019 and located before security checks on level 10, will now welcome passengers departing on intra-Schengen flights from gates 50 to 78, as well as as customers of various lounge access programs depart from all doors.
Currently, 20 Star Alliance member companies operate from Paris-CDG, providing 464 weekly flights to 34 destinations in 22 countries.
About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a passenger value proposition of global coverage, global recognition and seamless service. Since its creation, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with the aim of improving the passenger experience throughout their journey within the alliance. Member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, 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. In total, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 16,000 daily flights to nearly 1,200 airports in 186 countries. Other connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partners Juneyao Airlines and THAI Smile Airways.