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March 17, 2009updated Jul 08, 2015

New Lufthansa Lounge Opens in Frankfurt

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Lufthansa First and Business Class transit passengers as well as customers with Hon Circle, Senator or frequent traveler status will enjoy a unique view at the end of March at Frankfurt Airport. With the opening of the new Tower Lounge in departures area A above gate 65, the customary amenities will be offered to lounge guests in addition to, but also an unusual ambience right beneath the new apron tower, with spacious panoramic windows allowing a spectacular view of the tarmac.

On a floor area of 11,800 square feet, big enough for up to 288 guests, the Tower Lounge is equipped with an array of amenities for guests to enjoy the time at the airport prior to their flight. In a large comfort area, deep leather armchairs invite lounge visitors to sit back and relax while viewing the apron traffic through the huge glass façade. In the bistro area, drinks and a variety of savory snacks are awaiting lounge guests at the buffet: a soup of the day, for example, and a choice of warm or cold sandwiches. Guests who want to get in some work before departure can retreat to one of the individual workstations. Apart from WLAN access throughout the lounge, the workstations are equipped with complimentary Internet PCs, a fax and copy machine, credit card payphones and power points to re-charge mobile devices. Five modern and refreshing showers are also available.

Lufthansa currently operates around 65 lounges with a total floor space of more than 300,000 square feet. Depending on their booking class and status, Lufthansa passengers have access to four different lounge types: First-Class, Senator and Business lounges and now the new Welcome Lounge in Frankfurt – all of them pleasant havens to spend time waiting for their flight, relax or work. Along with the more than 660 lounges operated by Lufthansa’s Star Alliance and cooperation partners, which can be used by Lufthansa guests, Lufthansa offers its premium customers one of the largest lounge networks in the world. In order to expand and enhance its lounge portfolio, the airline is investing around $190 million dollars through 2013 in constructing new lounges or refurbishing existing facilities.

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