recently opened an expanded Premium Class Lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport New
York; the extended and refurbished lounge covers nearly 1,500 square meters
across three levels. The third level is used exclusively for First Class
passengers, the second floor houses Lufthansa’s Senator lounge, and the first
floor for Business Class Passengers.
in its new design, Lufthansa’s expanded and modernised lounge at New York’s
John F. Kennedy Airport opened its doors to guests these days. Covering a floor
area of almost 1,500 square metres on three levels, the new facilities provide
twice as much space for Lufthansa’s premium customers as the original lounge
before refurbishment. The highlight is the new First Class area for HON Circle
members and First Class passengers.
The new First Class area is
located on the third level and is the first of its kind outside the Lufthansa
and SWISS hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. In this exclusive atmosphere,
First Class travellers and HON Circle members find all the amenities they need
in order to refresh themselves and unwind or they can simply sit back and be spoilt by
the attentive staff. The area has its own large reception desk, where guests
are welcomed, and 27 comfortable chairs. In the separate Pre-flight Dinner
area, guests can have a meal before their flight departs so that they can then sleep
or relax on a night flight without any interruption. Generously proportioned
shower rooms are also provided so that guests can freshen up before their
The Senator Lounge on the second
floor, which also reflects the elegant new lounge design, has 124 seats.
Comfortable relaxing armchairs invite guests to unwind and recharge their
batteries. In the bistro area, snacks, a choice selection of German wines,
beers and spirits are served. The Senator Lounge also has comfortable bathrooms
with bathtubs and showers.
On the lower floor, the
completely renovated, spacious Business Lounge can accommodate up to 171
guests. It has a bistro and bar area offering a choice of snacks and drinks, a
lounge area with groups of comfortable leather easy chairs and televisions and
a separate work area with workstations for business travellers.
“The lounge at John F. Kennedy Airport is a walk-in advertisement
for Lufthansa on the American continent and is an important component of our
150-million-euro investment programme to upgrade our lounges worldwide,” says Oliver Wagner, Vice President Global Airport Products and Services
at Lufthansa. “In the first three months
of this year alone, we will open seven lounges, including in Mumbai and Paris.”
Access to the Lufthansa lounge in
New York is directly behind the security checkpoints in Terminal 1. Lounge
guests therefore have only a short distance to walk to the departure gates and
can relax and enjoy their stay in the new luxuriously appointed lounges.
worldwide lounge service
Lufthansa currently operates about 60 lounges worldwide with a total floor
space of over 22,000 square metres. Depending on their booking class and
status, Lufthansa passengers have access to three different lounges – First
Class, Senator and Business – all of which provide a pleasant atmosphere in
which to wait for a flight, relax or work. One entirely new facility is the
first Lufthansa Welcome Lounge at Frankfurt, Lufthansa’s largest hub. Along
with the more than 660 lounges operated by Lufthansa’s Star Alliance and
cooperation partners which can be used by Lufthansa passengers, Lufthansa thus
offers its premium customers one of the largest lounge networks in the world.
Until 2013, Lufthansa will be investing about 150 million euros in constructing
new lounges and refurbishing existing ones in order to further expand and
enhance its airport lounge facilities for customers.