Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SkyTeam alliance opens newest 'Exclusive Lounge' in Hong Kong

Global airline alliance SkyTeam has opened the fourth in a growing offering of SkyTeam-branded lounges around the world with the unveiling of its Exclusive Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

The lounge is available to First and Business Class passengers and Elite Plus members flying on all 12 member airlines serving the airport, which is also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport.

"This Exclusive Lounge will provide a relaxing environment for passengers in which to unwind before catching their next flight," Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam managing director, said in a statement announcing the lounge opening.

At almost 10,800 square feet, the spacious facility can accommodate up to 230 passengers at a time. It offers a range of high-end amenities including work stations, numerous charging points for electronic devices, complimentary Wi-Fi access, shower facilities, a yoga room and an iconic “Living Wall,” a botanical feature comprising more than 50 different plant species that brings a touch of nature to the travel experience.

The lounge also features a range of food and beverages that far exceeds what is available at most airport club lounges. Those include a hot and cold buffet of international cuisine, a noodle bar, cooked-to-order cuisine, and an extensive bar selection.

Living Wall in Exclusive Lounge
"Our goal is to invest in shared facilities at airports around the world in order to deliver a consistently high level of service to our members' customers as well as creating synergies for our members at airports served by multiple SkyTeam airlines," Wisbrun continued.

The new HKG SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge in Terminal 1 is open daily between 5:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. The alliance's existing lounges are located at London Heathrow (LHR), Istanbul Atatürk International (IST), and Sydney International (SYD) airports. Three of the four lounges are open only to First Class, Business Class and Elite Plus frequent fliers. Passengers in other categories do have the option of purchasing day passes for the club at LHR.

SkyTeam member airlines serving HKG are Aeroflot, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. The 12 members jointly offer over 183,000 seats every week from HKG, according to the SkyTeam alliance.

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