October 19 2023  |  Airline & Terminal News

Star Alliance opens lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

By Robynne Trueman

Interior of the new Star Alliance lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Photo by Star Alliance)

Star Alliance marked the official opening of its second lounge at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on October 13. The lounge welcomes First and Business Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold status holders on member airline flights departing from gates 10 to 38 in Terminal 1. Eligible United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members can also use the new lounge.

Located airside after immigration and security controls in the newest part of the terminal, it can accommodate more than 300 guests and spans approximately 1,300 square meters. The lounge was designed by the architecture firm Gensler which also designed the award-winning Star Alliance Los Angeles airport lounge in 2013.

Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias said, “Star Alliance stands for elevating the experience of its member airline passengers, and airport lounges play a vital role. We’re very proud to present our new Paris lounge, which is not only a delight to experience but also thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the modern frequent traveller.”

The lounge has runway views and lots of natural light, Star Alliance said in the press release. It is decorated with work by local brands and artists to integrate French charm. Notable features of the lounge include a Welcome Bar, a Wine Bar with master winemaker Gerard Bertrand and their wines from the South of France plus a Tea Salon with a global assortment.

It also offers business travellers a quiet place to work or rest with private work cabins and nooks. There are shower suites for freshening up and a spacious outdoor courtyard.

“Our new Paris lounge expands the count of Star Alliance branded lounges to seven worldwide and takes the airport lounge experience to new heights,” said Christian Draeger, Star Alliance’s Vice President for Customer Experience. “Whether it is the design, décor or the F&B experience, we have carefully curated the lounge for a multi-sensorial experience for guests departing from the dazzling city of Paris.

The Star Alliance lounge in Paris is the second to operate in Terminal 1, with the first being refurbished in 2019. The first lounge is located on level 10 and will now serve passengers departing the terminal on intra-Schengen flights from gates 50 to 78 along with passengers participating in lounge access programs departing from all gates.

Twenty Star Alliance member carriers currently operate from Paris CDG airport, offering 464 weekly departures to 34 destinations in 22 countries.

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