Shenzhen Airlines joined Star Alliance in 2012 and brought along a small network of elegant lounges dubbed “King Lounge”. The King Lounge at Xi’an airport serves all Star Alliance airlines including the flag carrier Air China.
Shenzhen Airlines King Lounge V1 XIY design
The King Lounge at Xi’An airport was visibly designed to impress. The opulent décor is perhaps a bit heavy handed for the western eye, with numerous “VIP” mentions including on pillows, elaborate lamps, reflective surfaces, and a rather massive light fixture as the center piece, but the space looks neat and modern overall and is spotless.
To the left of the reception desk is located an elegant dining area, with lamps and placemats. While it certainly looks good, the space is perhaps not as functional as it could be. It features only tables for four, whereas the majority of business travelers probably fly solo, and the buffet is located in the adjacent room in the main lounge area.
Shenzhen Airlines King Lounge V1 XIY amenities
The buffet is particularly generous for a lounge that serves only domestic flights, with a selection of snacks, cold items, and hot entrees.
To the right of the reception desk is a large seating area divided by stylish wooden partitions, centered around a floor to ceiling designer light fixture atop a sculpture. A small seating area is cordoned off, perhaps for “true” VIPs 🙂
Other amenities include a small business center with PCs, as well as massage chairs.
Shenzhen Airlines King Lounge V1 XIY bottom line
Overall, the King Lounge at Xi’An airport is a beautiful lounge with solid amenities for domestic travel. Perhaps the only major caveat is the lack of natural light as the space does not have any windows.
You may have access to Shenzhen Airlines King Lounge V1 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 any Star Alliance member airline.
|ANA (NH)||Aegean (A3)||Air Canada (AC)|
|Air China (CA)||Air India (AI)||Air New Zealand (NZ)|
|Asiana (OZ)||Austrian (OS)||Avianca (AV)|
|Brussels Airlines (SN)||Copa Airlines (CM)||Croatia Airlines (OU)|
|EGYPTAIR (MS)||EVA Air (BR)||Ethiopian Airlines (ET)|
|LOT Polish Airlines (LO)||Lufthansa (LH)||SAS (SK)|
|SWISS (LX)||Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)||Singapore Airlines (SQ)|
|South African Airways (SA)||TAP Air Portugal (TP)||Thai Airways (TG)|
|Turkish Airlines (TK)||United (UA)|
Shenzhen Airlines King Lounge V1 at Xian - Xianyang International (XIY) welcomes:
- Shenzhen Airlines international First Class passengers departing on a same-day flight (+1 guest)
- Shenzhen Airlines Business class passengers departing on a same-day flight
- Shenzhen Airlines PhoenixMiles Gold and Platinum members departing on a same-day Shenzhen Airlines or Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
- First Class passengers departing on a same-day Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
- Star Alliance Gold members departing on a same-day Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
- United Club members departing on a same-day Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members departing on a same-day Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
When flying Star Alliance.
When flying Star Alliance.