February 26 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

Alaska Airlines plans new SFO lounge

By Rachel Debling

A rendering of Alaska's new SFO lounge designed by Graham Baba Architects

In an effort to better serve its guests, Alaska Airlines has announced intentions to open a lounge in San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The new 8,500-square-foot lounge will be located on the top floor of Terminal 2, giving guests the highest viewpoint of any domestic lounge in the airport. The project is slated to finish in 2020.

A Korean rice bowl, one of the made-to-order meals available in the lounge

Fresh and healthy food will be available for guests, with wholesome breakfast options like Greek yogurt, steel-cut oatmeal and hard-boiled eggs, and savory favorites on offer in the afternoon and evening, such as soups, salads and a tapas bar. Made-to-order meals will also be available, including egg and brioche sandwiches and a Korean rice bowl.

A barista pours a hot beverage for one of Alaska's passengers

Passengers can also enjoy handcrafted teas and espressos, and for those looking to imbibe, the lounge bar will be pouring local microbrews on draft, West Coast wines and spirits such as California’s own Hangar 1® vodka.

Annabel Chang, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of the Bay Area, commented on the announcement: “We are thrilled to announce this landmark investment in the Bay Area that will provide guests flying through SFO with our modern and comfortable lounge experience.

"SFO is our second-largest hub with an average of 150,000 passengers flying on a daily basis, and we want to ensure airport visitors can rest, relax and enjoy our wide array of lounge offerings.”

As part of their improved lounge program, the airline will also be revamping the amenities offered in its Portland, Anchorage, Los Angeles and Seattle lounges, including new furniture and expanded seating. The company's flagship 15,800-square-foot lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is expected to open in June

To learn more about all of Alaska Airline's lounges, visit their website.

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