The SWISS First Class Lounge at Zurich airport Concourse E opened in January 2015 and serves long-haul flights.
The airline’s most exclusive lounge, which only welcomes SWISS First Class and HON passengers, offers a luxurious environment to a lucky few.
SWISS First Class Lounge ZRH design
Despite the restrictive access rules, the space measures a generous 750 sqm., or 8000 sqf., with seating for 80 guests, ensuring patrons the ultimate in privacy.
The entrance sets the tone with a wine humidor showcasing a collection of over 1,000 bottles. Throughout, the refined design builds on the living room experience which is the hallmark of SWISS’ legacy First Class Lounge in Concourse A, but with more elegant finishes and enhanced privacy.
Cozy mini living room separated by mobile partitions come complete with comfy seats, couches, a coffee table, and large flat screen TV – not to mention the ever present view on the Swiss Alps.
There is a subtle continuity between the décor of the First Class Lounge on the ground and the design of the refreshed on-board SWISS First suite, which gives the product a strong character unique to SWISS.
The lounge is flanked by a wide open air terrace which features beautiful panoramic views of the airport grounds, runway 28, and the Swiss alps.
SWISS First Class Lounge ZRH amenities
Guests benefit from a full service a-la-carte restaurant, with all menu items available at all hours. To accompany their meal, patrons may request Champagne from the Champagne bar, or sample the massive wine collection.
SWISS serves traditional raclette and fondue on the open air terrace – a truly unique experience unmatched by any airline lounge worldwide. The only catch? These specialties with a distinct flair are to be consumed outdoors only, out of consideration for other guests.
Three shower suites are available, as well as a conference room and an extensive press selection.
The SWISS First Class lounge features two hotel-grade day rooms, with double beds and an en-suite bathroom and shower furnished with Bvlgari amenities. These exquisite private retreats benefit from floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views. The rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis and are bound to be coveted, so time will tell if there is a realistic chance of ever enjoying one.
SWISS First Class Lounge ZRH bottom line
The SWISS First Class Lounge at Zurich airport Concourse E is a luxurious lounge with high-end amenities, well worth an extended stay at the airport.
For more information on the new SWISS lounges at Zurich airport, see our blog post.
You may have access to SWISS First Class 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.
Lufthansa (LH) SWISS (LX)
This lounge welcomes the following passengers:
- Lufthansa and SWISS First Class passengers, departing or arriving on the same day. Passengers may bring one guest and children under the age of 18.
- Miles & More HON Circle Members, departing or arriving on a same-day Lufthansa, Star Alliance or codeshare partner flight (Air Dolomiti, Air India, Air Malta, Germanwings, Jetblue Airways, Luxair.) Passengers may bring one guest and children under the age of 18.
Note that access to SWISS First Class lounges is restricted to Lufthansa and Swiss passengers. International First Class passengers on other Star Alliance airlines are welcome to use Senator Lounges when available but will not be admitted into First Class lounges.