Qatar Airways has officially opened its new premium lounge within Terminal 1 at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, its third internationally after London Heathrow and Dubai.
The lounge can hold up to 200 passengers and features two terraces (one for smoking) along with a welcome lounge around a fountain, a separate bar/dining area, lounge seating, showers, a prayer room, magazine rack and business centre.
“We are well advanced with the construction of two more lounges – Beirut and Bangkok – and we’re in negotiations with seven other airports to have space where we have more than one flight a day,” said CEO Akbar Al Baker.
“London Heathrow is also expanding, just below our lounge on another floor – we’re now busy designing it. Heathrow has to do certain modifications. It will be a lot bigger than here [Paris] – keep in mind we have six flights a day at London.
“Bangkok will be the same size as London – the benefit of Bangkok is we don’t have flights that overlap each other, which happens in London.”
Qatar Airways also today confirmed launch details for its new Las Vegas route, with a four times-weekly service starting on January 8, 2018.