Star Alliance opens new Schengen lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol

8 Mar 2019 by Craig Bright
Star Alliance opens new Schengen lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol

Travellers flying through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a flight operated by a Star Alliance member-operated flight now have a new lounge option available to them with the opening of the Star Alliance Lounge today.

The new facility – Star Alliance’s eighth branded lounge – is situated in the Departures 2, Schengen Area on the airport’s Panorama terrace level, making it well positioned for travellers flying out on the alliance’s flights to Schengen Zone destinations in Europe.

Star Alliance opens new Schengen lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol

The space was designed by Dutch architectural firm D-Dock to evoke “the ever-changing Dutch skies and landscapes”, according to a press release from the alliance.

Able to accommodate up to 150 guests, the lounge offers a luggage storage area, individual work booths and communal work tables, standard and USN charging points, dining and bar areas – including a wine bar – and a relaxation zone.

The bar is serviced during afternoon hours, with beers on tap, while on the food front the lounge will offer a buffet with hot and cold meal options.

Additional business facilities such as free wifi, printing and scanning are also available, as are “personal care amenities” upon request.

Star Alliance opens new Schengen lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol

The lounge is open from 0530 to 2130 and is available to first and business class passengers flying on Star Alliance member-operated flights, as well as Star Alliance Gold card holders.

Eligible paid lounge members of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Worldwide Club and Unite Club programmes also have access.

Aspire Netherlands, which also operates the adjacent Aspire Lounge and is part of the Swissport group of companies, will also manage the operation of the Star Alliance Lounge, which was also developed with Royal Schiphol Group.

“We believe that the combination of its intelligent design, comprehensive offering and local feel, the new Star Alliance Lounge will elevate customer experience to a whole new level,” said Menno Biersma, CEO of Swissport.

Star Alliance also plans to refurbish its Paris CDG lounge in the coming months, a move which it says “will deliver a fresh and relaxing atmosphere and further enhance the travel experience of customers travelling from the French capital”.,

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