SkyTeam has opened its new lounge at Dubai International Airport.
The alliance-branded lounge is in the newly-built Concourse D, Terminal 1 and is open for Elite Plus, first and business class passengers of the 10 SkyTeam member airlines serving the airport.
The lounge joins other SkyTeam-branded facilities in London Heathrow, Sydney, Hong Kong, Istanbul and now Dubai.
“Shared facilities like our new Dubai lounge are a tangible example of how SkyTeam airlines can offer a greatly enhanced airport experience to their customers through synergies,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam CEO and Managing Director. “Since we opened our first lounge in 2009 at London Heathrow, we have seen their value increase because they are popular with our customers while delivering benefits to our members’ businesses. Dubai is a rapidly emerging global aviation hub and the busiest airport in the world for international passengers, so this was a natural location for our latest lounge to meet the expectations of our premium passengers. We have plans to open more shared lounges across our network starting with Beijing later this year.”
The new lounge is 960m2 and has seating for 180 customers.
It is open 24 hours each day and includes free wifi, hot and cold food, a bar and shower facilities. Like other Exclusive Lounges from SkyTeam, the lounge has a ‘living wall’ of plants. It also has a Digital Art Gallery, featuring works by different artists, a VIP room cater to corporate travellers and a separate TV room and a dedicated children’s room.
The alliance offers more than 176 weekly departures from Dubai International Airport, operated by 10 member airlines: Aeroflot, Air France, and China Eastern, China Southern, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Saudia and Tarom.