Korean Air has opened its new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport.
The facility is available to premium passengers flying on Korean Air and the other 19 Skyteam member airlines, as well as Skyteam Elite Plus members.
Located on the fifth floor of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the lounge was designed by Gensler, the architects responsible for the 2011 renovation of Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport and the upcoming Terminal 2 at Seoul Incheon International Airport.
The 305-seat lounge at LAX measures 1,320 sqm in size, which is approximately 68 per cent larger than the old facility and therefore capable of accommodating 135 more passengers.
Services include four private lounge rooms and shower booths, a balcony area that offers panoramic views of the entire terminal, and a luggage depository area.
In addition, there are several design elements present throughout the lounge that are distinctively Korean. The most prominent of these is a drawing of the Changdeok Palace, located on the wall of the lounge entrance.
Korean Air currently serves Los Angeles twice daily with the A380.
It will launch a second superjumbo service to New York JFK in May (see news, March 17) and a daily service to Houson later this year.
Clement Huang and Graham Smith