Five new lounges provide more space for passengers at Frankfurt Airport
Toronto, ON, October 9, 2012 – Tomorrow morning the new A-Plus Concourse at Frankfurt Airport will go into operation, and simultaneously Lufthansa will open five new lounges in this space. A First Class Lounge, a Senator Lounge and a Business Lounge are located on the EU Departures and Arrivals level. For passengers in the Non-European area (Non-Schengen area) there is a Senator Lounge and a Business Lounge.
With a floor space of almost 23,000 square feet, the Senator Lounge in the Non-Schengen area is Lufthansa’s largest lounge worldwide and offers a full range of facilities. In the future, passengers at Frankfurt Airport will have a choice of 13 Lufthansa lounges plus the First Class Terminal with a total floor space of approximately 200,000 square feet in the first half of 2013, Concourse A will also include a refurbished Senator Lounge. The total floor area of Lufthansa’s lounges at Frankfurt will thus be increased by almost 50 percent compared with today.
Senator and Business lounges in the new lounge design
The two Senator and Business lounges are outfitted in the new design, which was developed in close cooperation with passengers. Following a tendering process in which international architects and designers were invited to take part, customer focus groups had an opportunity to appraise the various lounge concepts submitted. Customer evaluations had a decisive influence on the development of the new design. Amongst other things, the new Frankfurt lounges feature backlit walls with, for example, forest motifs, which generate a relaxing atmosphere. Selected materials, including leather and oak, enhance the welcoming, feel-good atmosphere.
The Lufthansa lounge network is one of the largest worldwide. Sixty Lufthansa lounges and some 900 lounges operated by Star Alliance and cooperation partners invite travelers to linger, unwind and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
One of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 211 destinations in 84 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and with the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS – Vienna, Brussels and Zurich. From its 21 North American gateways, Lufthansa— recently voted by Fortune as one of the five most admired airlines in the world— and its partners serve over 450 destinations in more than 120 countries. An industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-400 and the 747-8, as well as the Airbus A330, A340 and A380. Currently, Lufthansa has over 160 new aircraft worth about $22 billion on order. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries’ two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues its $105 million program earmarked for building new or upgrading existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network and will spend more than $3.6 billion in new onboard products and services by 2015. In 2010, Lufthansa re-launched its broadband wireless Internet service onboard, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit www.lufthansa.com.