The Star Alliance is opening its newest lounge, which will be the global airline alliance’s second lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
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Details of the new Star Alliance Lounge Paris CDG
A new Star Alliance Lounge is opening at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday, October 13, 2023. The lounge is approximately 1,300 square meters (~14,000 square feet), with seating for over 300 guests.
The lounge is located in Terminal 1, in the area of the terminal serving gates 10 through 38. This is a non-Schengen lounge, meaning that it’s past security and immigration control, and is for those traveling outside the European Union.
The space features runway views, and offers lots of natural light, with a glass facade running across its length. It’s described as being “enriched by local brands and artists for quintessential French charm,” with wall moldings and archways, photos of the Eiffel Tower, and furniture pieces from French artists.
Features of the lounge include a welcome bar with a range of beverages, an immersive wine bar, a tea salon, private work stations, secluded nooks, and more. The lounge also has a winter garden, a spacious outdoor courtyard, and shower suites.
This new lounge complements the other Star Alliance Lounge Paris, also located in Terminal 1. The first lounge was refurbished in 2019, and is located prior to security on level 10. That lounge will now exclusively serve Star Alliance Schengen passengers departing from gates 50 to 78, as well a guests from various lounge access programs departing from all gates.
Here’s how Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias describes the lounge:
“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.”
Below you can see some pictures of the new Star Alliance Lounge Paris.
Who has access to the Star Alliance Lounge Paris?
In terms of accessing this lounge, this space follows the standard Star Alliance lounge access policies:
- Star Alliance first class passengers can access the lounge with one guest
- Star Alliance business class passengers can access the lounge without guests
- Star Alliance Gold members can access the lounge with one guest
- Lounge members with both Air Canada and United also receive access to the lounge
Star Alliance has a huge presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle, as the airport is served by 20 Star Alliance member airlines. Combined, the airlines operate 464 weekly departures from the airport to 34 destinations in 22 countries.
The Star Alliance now has two lounges at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is pretty exciting. The new lounge is for non-Schengen passengers, and it looks like a gorgeous space. I can’t wait to check out this lounge!
What do you make of the new Star Alliance Lounge Paris?