New Star Alliance Lounges Opens At Paris Airport (CDG)

New Star Alliance Lounges Opens At Paris Airport (CDG)

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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).

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.

Star Alliance Lounge Paris entrance
Star Alliance Lounge Paris seating
Star Alliance Lounge Paris seating
Star Alliance Lounge Paris seating
Star Alliance Lounge Paris bar

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.

Bottom line

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?

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  1. david Guest

    For lounge access, I though that both United Club and Maple leaf subscribers have access to this lounge too, correct?

  2. Carrie Gold

    This is an incredibly welcome addition for SA at CDG - all plaudits for the much needed upgrade.

  3. Samuel Guest

    The current SA lounge at CDG is accessible via Priority Pass. Will the new one be as well?

  4. Jerry Diamond

    Traveling outside the "European Union," or outside the "Schengen Area?" I know you know, I'm just being pedantic.

    1. Edvard Member

      Details matter. Currently, all EU member states except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania are part of the Schengen free-travel area, which also includes non-EU states Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

    2. Nelson Diamond

      @ Jerry,
      Thank you for being before me. Exactly, i.e. Switzerland is not EU but it is Schengen since a while.

  5. DCJoe Guest

    What a massive upgrade for United flyers going to the US. The old lounge was okay, not huge but big enough, but low ceilings, little light, and overlooked a gravel roof. Most importantly, it was in the main part of the terminal, and thus before you went through security. so you had to leave well before your flight to make sure you cleared security, and then spend way too much time in the scrum of...

    What a massive upgrade for United flyers going to the US. The old lounge was okay, not huge but big enough, but low ceilings, little light, and overlooked a gravel roof. Most importantly, it was in the main part of the terminal, and thus before you went through security. so you had to leave well before your flight to make sure you cleared security, and then spend way too much time in the scrum of the ridiculously small gate areas, often with multiple full 777 flights leaving from neighboring gates at the same time. The gate area expansion there was badly needed and is clearly paying off, not just for premium passengers.

  6. DL Marketing Premium Guest

    It’s worth noting that these Star Alliance lounges are in addition to airline operated lounges by carriers in Star Alliance like Lufthansa.

    One commenter keeps hawking about the massive Star Alliance/SkyTeam paradigm shift in Europe in favor of the latter and yet there are still 0 SkyTeam branded lounges across continental Europe while Star Alliance has just opened up a second lounge in CDG.

    Not only is Air France-KLM the weakest of the big...

    It’s worth noting that these Star Alliance lounges are in addition to airline operated lounges by carriers in Star Alliance like Lufthansa.

    One commenter keeps hawking about the massive Star Alliance/SkyTeam paradigm shift in Europe in favor of the latter and yet there are still 0 SkyTeam branded lounges across continental Europe while Star Alliance has just opened up a second lounge in CDG.

    Not only is Air France-KLM the weakest of the big 3 European multinationals, the synergy between AF and KLM has always been more combative than the airlines within IAG and Lufthansa group. What’s worse for AF-KLM is the green handicap for AMS. KLM has always been the more profitable of two with better labor relations, lower costs, and competent leadership. Making AF take point and KLM in the backseat is just asking for trouble, especially given all the ATC issues that constantly plague France.

    1. Icarus Guest

      KLM has far more industrial disputes and deteriorating employee relations than Air France in the past few years. It used to be the case they never had any strikes It’s also a complete myth there’s a lack of synergy. AF has better labour relations since Anne Rigail and Ben Smith took over. Schiphol has fallen far behind CDG as an efficient airport with AF offering a much more superior in flight product eg La Premiere...

      KLM has far more industrial disputes and deteriorating employee relations than Air France in the past few years. It used to be the case they never had any strikes It’s also a complete myth there’s a lack of synergy. AF has better labour relations since Anne Rigail and Ben Smith took over. Schiphol has fallen far behind CDG as an efficient airport with AF offering a much more superior in flight product eg La Premiere and food. The Dutch cannot cook and their “ cuisine “ is vile.

      There may not be atc strikes however Schiphol is plagued with distruptions caused by fog and wind almost every other day.

    2. Nicolas Guest

      Not true.
      KML did 200m profit with 8% margin, AF did 450m with 9% margin in Q2 for instance. But to be fair the profitably of each brand is hard to really isolate as AMS / NL has a lot more transit incl. to french secondary cities vs. Paris / France which is a bigger market. KLM alone would probably struggle more, just like Swiss is very profitable in the Lufthansa group, but it benefits from many synergies.

  7. Super Diamond

    Is Singapore Airlines the only Star Alliance airline to operate international First Class to CDG? Google Flights seems to suggest so.

    1. A_Japanese Gold

      Air China seems to operate first class service between Paris and Beijing.

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Jerry Diamond

Traveling outside the "European Union," or outside the "Schengen Area?" I know you know, I'm just being pedantic.

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DCJoe Guest

What a massive upgrade for United flyers going to the US. The old lounge was okay, not huge but big enough, but low ceilings, little light, and overlooked a gravel roof. Most importantly, it was in the main part of the terminal, and thus before you went through security. so you had to leave well before your flight to make sure you cleared security, and then spend way too much time in the scrum of the ridiculously small gate areas, often with multiple full 777 flights leaving from neighboring gates at the same time. The gate area expansion there was badly needed and is clearly paying off, not just for premium passengers.

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david Guest

For lounge access, I though that both United Club and Maple leaf subscribers have access to this lounge too, correct?

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