Skyteam opens first branded lounge in South America

16 May 2022 by Mark Caswell
Skyteam lounge at Santiago International airport

Skyteam has opened its latest branded lounge at Santiago International airport.

The 757 sqm facility was first announced in 2018, and is the first Skyteam lounge in South America, joining existing lounges at airports including Istanbul, Vancouver and Dubai.

The Santiago facility is open to Skyteam Elite Plus members, as well as first and business class passengers, and is located on the first floor of the airport’s Terminal 2, Pier E, with views across the Andes.

Features include seating with charging points, free wifi, showers and “a wide buffet selection with international options available throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner”, as well as freshly made empanadas.

Skyteam lounge at Santiago International airport

Santiago International is served by member carriers Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air France, Delta and KLM, and the new lounge is open from three hours prior to the first flight of the day, until the last Skyteam service departs.

Meanwhile the alliance has confirmed that its Sydney lounge will reopen later this year, following remodelling and enhancements.

Commenting on the news Skyteam’s CEO, Kristin Colvile, said:

“As international travel returns, we’re excited to enhance the customer experience by adding another lounge to our global network. We’ve combined the warmth of Chilean hospitality with elements of the country’s delicious cuisine to offer a welcoming space for customers to enjoy before they fly.”

In October last year it was confirmed that the Skyteam lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4 had been permanently closed, following the expiration of a lease agreement.

Skyteam’s Heathrow T4 lounge will not reopen

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