Skyteam has officially opened its latest airport lounge at Vancouver International airport.
The alliance’s seventh branded lounge worldwide, and first in the Americas, is located by gate 53 in the new Duty Free area of the international terminal.
The 528 sqm lounge features two separate wings, with floor-to-ceiling windows, and facilities including seating for 128 guests, showers, a dedicated business area and a TV room.
Food and beverage includes a noodle bar, buffet offering dishes such as West Coast smoked salmon, micro brewery beers, and wines from local vineyards.
The lounge is open to Skyteam Elite Plus members, as well as business and first class passengers travelling with Skyteam member carriers.
The Vancouver facility joins existing Skyteam lounges in Dubai, London Heathrow, Hong Kong, Sydney, Istanbul and Beijing, the last of which opened in late 2016.
Commenting on the Vancouver opening Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO said:
“Vancouver is a key Skyteam gateway between the rest of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. A shared lounge enables our members to offer an elevated airport experience to their top customers, while strengthening our brand in the market.”
Earlier this year Skyteam said it was working on projects designed to “enhance the customer experience”, including a team of 10,000 “SkyPriority auditors” – high value travellers tasked with “assessing their airport experience at every SkyPriority touchpoint”.