Swiss International has opened its latest lounge offering in Zurich today.
Due to the overcrowding of the existing Senator lounge during the week, the Alpine lounge takes the place of the former First Class lounge in Terminal A.
Featuring a capacity for 100, the new lounge should take the strain off the existing lounge in the same terminal area. Having experienced first hand the capacity issues of the Senator Lounge, it’s good to see that Swiss have attempted to address the issue.
Differing from the existing lounges, the Alpine Lounge features a mountain hut concept. As such, it will feature bespoke furniture, custom carpets and of utmost importance to any AvGeek, panoramic views across the apron.
The food and beverages on offer have followed a different path to the existing lounges too. Seasonal dishes will be prepared in a central oven. Swiss wines and spirits will also be on offer in the Alpine Lounge.
The one caveat to the new lounge however is the opening times. As this is intended as an overflow for the Senator and business lounges in terminal A, the Alpine Lounge will only be open Monday-Friday. Therefore anyone planning on paying a visit on the weekend is out of luck.
Entry is granted to Miles&More Senators, Star Alliance Gold card holders and those holding a business class ticket on Lufthansa group airlines.
Swiss have refurbished two of their lounges in Zurich over the past few years. The lounges in concourse E opened in 2015, where as the Senator lounge in the main terminal re-opened in late 2018 after refurbishment.
The airline has also refreshed its lounge offering in Geneva in the past year also.
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