11.12.2018

Lufthansa Group invests in passenger comfort

  • New Panorama Lounge operated by Lufthansa opens at Frankfurt Airport
  • Remodeled SWISS Lounges reopen at Geneva Airport

To continuously improve the passenger’s comfort, Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, recently launched two new lounge concepts in Frankfurt and Geneva. While SWISS at Geneva Airport redesigned its already existing Lounges, Lufthansa welcomed passengers to a brand new Panorama Lounge at Frankfurt Airport.

In Frankfurt, passengers with lounge access can now look forward to having an even more relaxed lounge stay before their departure in the Terminal 1A Schengen area at Frankfurt Airport. Today, Lufthansa opened its Panorama Lounge, operated by Lufthansa. This was done in response to the high demand for the already existing two Business Lounges in the area, which was due to an increase in passenger numbers.

The Panorama lounge resulted from a recently available space opposite Gate A26, which offered an additional 11,840 square feet for Lufthansa Business Lounge guests. This extra space will increase the number of available seats in this area by 40 percent.

Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Group Product Manager for Premium Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer Austrian Airlines said: "I am delighted that by renting the Panorama Lounge we can once again offer our lounge guests the service they have come to expect from us. In addition, we have planned several more renovation and expansion measures in the lounge area at our Frankfurt hub, which will further im­prove the lounge experience for our guests".

The highlight of the Panorama Lounge is the breath-taking view of the Frankfurt Airport apron, in which active aircraft are almost within reach. The lounge, which initially differs from the usual Lufthansa design, has a spacious main area with many seating options, as well as a food and beverage buffet. It also offers several smaller rooms for working or relaxing, additional food options and a relaxation room. The high quality sanitary area is well equipped and has four showers.

The Panorama Lounge is open from Mondays to Fridays between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

SWISS Lounges in Geneva reopen with new décor and design

After just over a month of refurbishments, the SWISS Business and Senator Lounges in Geneva have reopened. Drawing from its Zurich lounge concept, the interior design and décor have been reworked to further enhance the SWISS customers’ travel experience at Geneva Airport by offering even greater comfort and a more welcoming environment.

The new-look Business and Senator Lounges are equipped with modern designer furniture and feature dedicated work and relaxation areas. The lighting concept has also been revamped to offer a warmer and even more relaxing ambience.

Furthermore, the opportunity has been taken to make optimum use of the space available and to accommodate both current and future growth in passenger numbers. During the current winter timetable, SWISS operates daily flights from New York’s JFK to Geneva Airport.

About The Lufthansa Group
The Lufthansa Group is the world’s biggest airline group in in terms of revenue, and is also the market leader in Europe’s airline sector. The Group strives to be the “First Choice in Aviation” for its customers, employees, shareholders and partners. And safety, quality, reliability and innovation are the prime credentials and priorities of all its business activities. The Lufthansa Group is divided into the three strategic areas of Hub Airlines, Point-to-Point Business and Service Companies. The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve its home market from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. With its Eurowings brand, the Group also offers short- and long-haul point-to-point services in the growing private travel market. And with its service companies, which are all global market leaders in their individual industries, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business. The Lufthansa Group’s airlines currently (Summer Schedule) serve 343 destinations in 103 countries on four continents and offer 15,415 weekly frequencies. The Group’s total fleet comprises some 728 aircraft and its member airlines will be taking delivery of 180 new aircraft between now and 2025. In 2017, the Lufthansa Group employed around 130,000 personnel, welcomed 130 million passengers aboard its flights and generated sales of around EUR 35.6 billion. The Lufthansa Group is headed by its five-member Executive Board. Carsten Spohr is Chairman & CEO; Thorsten Dirks is in charge of Eurowings and aviation services; Harry Hohmeister bears responsibility for the commercial management of the Group’s hub airlines and airports; Ulrik Svensson is head of finance and IT; and Dr. Bettina Volkens is in charge of HR and legal affairs.