January 2 2020  |  Airline & Terminal News

​oneworld and DME plan branded lounge

By Rick Lundstrom

oneworld® and Moscow Domodedovo airport have agreed to build a branded lounge for passengers of the alliance’s member airlines.

“The new lounge aims to deliver a superior customer experience for premium customers and frequent flyers of oneworld member airlines travelling from the airport,” said a release from the alliance. oneworld and Moscow Domodedovo airport will announce the opening date and further details this year.

“We are excited to launch the first oneworld branded lounge at Moscow Domodedovo in this momentous year, as we celebrate the alliance’s 20th anniversary with an invigorated mission to deliver the highest levels of service and most seamless travel experience to our customers,” said oneworld Chief Executive OfficerRob Gurney. “Moscow Domodedovo is the home of our member S7 Airlines and we are thrilled that the first oneworld branded lounge will be located at its hub.”

Domodedovo serves as a major hub for the oneworld alliance in Russia. oneworld member S7 Airlines operates more than 140 daily flights from the airport.

“With Domodedovo Airport being our core hub we will be really glad to welcome passengers of our partner airlines in Moscow. We always strive to provide travellers with excellent service at any stage of their journey. I am sure that opening of the oneworld branded business lounge will enable us to further enhance airport passenger experience,” said Anton Eremin, Chief Executive Officer of S7 Group.

Including the S7 Airlines operations, Moscow Domodedovo airport handles over 150 daily flights by oneworld member airlines, including British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian. In the first 11 months of 2019, Moscow Domodedovo and oneworld airlines served more than 12.6 million passengers, an increase of 5% over the same period in 2018.

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