Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has inaugurated its second lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. Beginning on October 13th, the lounge will be available to First and Business Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold status customers flying on member airline flights. Additionally, eligible United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members can access the lounge. It is located in Terminal 1, near gates 10 to 38. Let’s look inside.
Located in the Newest Part of the Terminal
The new Star Alliance lounge at CDG is conveniently located airside after immigration and security controls in the newest part of the terminal. The sprawling but intimate space can accommodate over 300 guests across approximately 1,300 square meters. It was designed by the leading architecture firm Gensler, which also designed the award-winning Star Alliance Los Angeles airport lounge in 2013.
Thoughtfully Designed for Frequent Travelers
Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias said: “Star Alliance stands for elevating the experience of its member airline passengers, and airport lounges play a vital role. We’re very proud to present our new Paris lounge, which is not only a delight to experience but also thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the modern frequent traveler.”
Great Runway Views
With great runway views, the lounge offers ample natural light. A glass façade runs across its length, giving the Star Alliance lounge at CDG a greater sense of open space. It continues the design tradition of meeting the comfort needs of today’s travelers with an ambiance inspired by the local touch of the destination.
Infused with French Charm
Local brands and artists enrich the space with the quintessential French charm. Reminiscent of the timeless Parisian aesthetics with wall moldings and archways. It is decorated with captivating black and white photographs of the Eiffel Tower and furnished with meticulously selected pieces by French artists.
Two Bars and a Tea Salon
Standout features of the new Star Alliance CDG lounge include a stunningly designed Welcome Bar. It offers guests a range of beverages. An immersive Wine Bar features master winemaker Gerard Bertrand and their wines from the South of France. A Tea Salon offers an assortment from around the world.
Seventh Star Alliance Lounge Worldwide
“Our new Paris lounge expands the count of Star Alliance branded lounges to seven worldwide and takes the airport lounge experience to new heights,” said Christian Draeger, Star Alliance’s Vice President for Customer Experience. “Whether it is the design, décor or the F&B experience, we have carefully curated the lounge for a multi-sensorial experience for guests departing from the dazzling city of Paris.”
Rest, Refresh, Recharge
The recently opened Star Alliance Paris Lounge offers diverse amenities to cater to every visitor. Enjoy a serene moment spent in the brightly lit Winter Garden, a spacious outdoor courtyard. Or freshen up with convenient and well-equipped shower suites. Business travelers seeking a quieter space to catch up will find private work cabins and secluded nooks in the lounge.
Two Star Alliance Lounges at CDG Terminal 1
In Terminal 1, travelers will now find two Star Alliance lounges. The first lounge, renovated in 2019, is situated before the security checkpoint on level 10. This lounge caters to passengers flying intra-Schengen flights from gates 50 to 78. Additionally, guests with lounge access from all gates can also enjoy this facility.
Currently, Paris–CDG has 20 Star Alliance member airlines operating at the airport. They provide 464 weekly departures to 34 destinations in 22 different countries.
About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first global airline alliance. It aims to provide passengers with a seamless travel experience, offering a wide range of benefits such as a vast network, worldwide recognition, and exceptional service.
Currently, the alliance consists of 26 member airlines. They are Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Together, they offer an extensive network of over 16,000 daily flights to nearly 1,200 airports in 186 countries. Additionally, Star Alliance has partnered with Juneyao Airlines and THAI Smile Airways to provide even more connecting flight options for travelers.