- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary soups
- Complimentary finger food
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Air conditioning
- Baggage storage
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The aptly-named Airport Lounge at Hamburg Airport is largest and most popular club at HAM. Operated by the airport authority, the Airport Lounge welcomes airline-invited guests, members of popular lounge access programs such as Priority Pass, and all passengers, regardless of airline or class of service, on a pay-in basis.
The only two airlines with private clubs at Hamburg airport Lufthansa or Emirates, so the Airport Lounge is popular. It is located at the heart of the airport, immediately after security A-B-C-D, above the “Airport Plaza” retail and dining area. Terminals 1 and 2 are both a 5 minute walk away.
Airport Lounge HAM design
Located on a third-level mezzanine area, the Airport Lounge at Hamburg airport overlooks the terminal and boasts glorious tarmac views. With soaring ceilings and glass walls, the club is bathed in natural light. It’s a popular spot for aircraft spotters, although the best pictures can be had from one of the airport’s two public open air terraces, or at from the open-air deck at the Lufthansa Senator Lounge.
The layout of the club may be confusing at a first sight. There’s a large large seating area immediately by the reception desk, a second seating area at the end of a connecting hallway, and am adjacent complex with a smoking room, bathrooms, showers, and a napping room.
The main lounge area by the reception desk features a smart layout that feels open while maximizing privacy. The design intelligently mixes areas that are traditionally separated: a combination of high dining tables, low partitions, round booths and desks with dividers offers a wealth of seating options that all feel relatively private and isolated. Most seats benefit from a side table or coffee table. While the lounge wasn’t built with power outlets, power strips on the floor are readily available.
The second area, on the opposite side of the elevator, is often closed or reserved to airline invited guests. It features newer furniture, comfortable private booths, and glass tables. Unfortunately, power outlets on that side are fewer and further between. This area tends to be significantly less crowded than the main zone.
Airport Lounge HAM amenities
The Airport Lounge at Hamburg airport offers a broad set of amenities for domestic and international travelers alike.
The buffet offers a basic food options including snacks, fruit, olives, soup, potato salad, and cake. The alcohol selection, on the other hand, is pretty expansive for a contract lounge, with various beers, liquor, and Champagne. Soft drinks and espresso are also available.
Other amenities include self-service PCs, newspapers and magazines (to read within the lounge) and showers (available for an extra charge.) There’s also a colorful kids’ corner with basic toys and a small desk. We like the idea, but we struggle to understand the value of a corner out in an open space – wouldn’t common sense dictate that the space be separated, with a door, to the relief of both parents and other lounge patrons?
In addition, a smoking room and a slumber room can be found near the bathrooms and showers. The slumber room is outfitted with couches and daybeds.
Airport Lounge HAM bottom line
Physically, the Airport Lounge at Hamburg airport is a nice and well-designed facility. With exciting views on the tarmac, a solid selection of alcoholic beverages, and amenities such as showers and a kids’ corner, the club is an enjoyable place to spend time prior to a flight.
However, don’t expect much privacy—the Airport Lounge is routinely crowded at peak times. And outside peak hours, the airport often closes the second seating area, packing in guests in the main area instead of letting them spread out.
If that’s any consolation, the Lufthansa lounges are equally crowded.
Airport Lounge at Hamburg - Fuhlsbüttel (HAM) welcomes:
- Pay-in customers: relax at the lounge no matter what airline you’re flying. Purchase access now and save time and money.
- All passengers, regardless of airline and class of service, for a fee.
- Select premium customers and elite members departing on an airline served by this lounge (see airlines served).
You may have access to Airport Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following Star Alliance member airlines only.
|TAP Air Portugal (TP)||Turkish Airlines (TK)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following oneworld member airlines only.
|Finnair (AY)||Iberia (IB)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following SkyTeam member airlines only.
|Air France (AF)||China Eastern (MU)||Czech Airlines (OK)|
|Aer Lingus (EI)||Air Serbia (JU)||Icelandair (FI)|
|IranAir (IR)||Rossiya (FV)||Wideroe (WF)|
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