Blog posts tagged: SkyTeam

FIRST LOOK: The new SkyTeam Vancouver Lounge

Yesterday, SkyTeam officially unveiled its newest joint lounge, located at Vancouver airport. The 20-member airline alliance celebrated the launch in style with live music, libations, and a full East-meets-West buffet spread representative of what passengers may look forward to. In attendance were Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO and managing director; Jacques Vareilles, SkyTeam’s Brand and Communications […]

The Great LAX Reshuffle: How To Find Your Lounge

Brace yourselves: the largest shake-up in the history of Los Angeles airport is about to begin. From Friday, May 12h through Wednesday, May 17th, night crews (and the occasional day crew) will achieve the seemingly impossible feat of relocating 15 airlines. The impetus behind one of the largest terminal swaps ever conceived is Delta’s major […]

New SkyTeam Lounge Opens in Beijing

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Today, the SkyTeam alliance opened its newest joint lounge, based at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). The facility, located in Terminal 2, has 800 square meters of space and seats 160 travelers. SkyTeam gave the press a tour of the new space as far back as November 2016. Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO and managing director, presided […]

Air France transforms the short haul lounge experience at Paris CDG

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The unveiling of Air France’s new lounge a Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2G this week marks the dawn of a new era for the carrier’s Schengen passengers. Terminal 2G: 20 narrow-body gates for Schengen flights Opened in 2008, Terminal 2G is one of the latest additions to the sprawling Roissy hub. Dedicated to flights within […]

Delta opens a new Sky Club at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport Concourse B

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Delta Air Lines has unveiled a new 24,914 square foot Sky Club in Concourse B near Gate B18 at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). The club, which opened on September 23, is suspended over the tarmac, offering great views of the runway and downtown Atlanta. Claude Roussel is the managing director of Delta’s Sky Clubs. He […]

Delta’s new Sky Club in Denver highlights the airline’s commitment to ground services in emerging markets

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Delta passengers flying through the mile high city rejoice: this week, Delta opened a Sky Club lounge at Denver International airport (DEN), offering Sky Club members and premium passengers a long anticipated haven away from the bustle of the terminal. Delta’s unveiling of the new Sky Club has been decidedly low key. The airline did not even […]

SkyTeam opens a new shared lounge at Dubai International airport (DXB)

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Six weeks ago, we wrote about the opening of the new satellite Concourse D at Dubai International airport (DXB).  The Terminal 1 extension is now the home of all major international airlines, with the notable exception of Qantas, who benefits from access to the flagship Concourse A thanks to their partnership with Emirates. The new concourse is […]

Air France introduces pre-flight dining at New York JFK

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Flights from the East Coast of the US to western Europe can be deceptively short, especially with favorable winds. What might be a blessing for economy passengers in ever shrinking seats is also a challenge for travelers wishing to sleep. While most airlines offer flat bed seating in premium classes, even a seven hour flight […]

Delta announces new Sky Club locations at Seattle and Atlanta airports featuring an inspired new design

As the Big Three US airlines offer overall remarkably similar on-board products – lie-flat bed seats have become the norm in international Business Class, catering is improving, Wi-Fi is broadly available, and First Class is shrinking – ground services are becoming the next battleground. United, American and Delta are all making significant investments in their lounge product, […]

SkyTeam opens a new shared lounge at Hong Kong airport (HKG)

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SkyTeam ground services have historically been weak at Hong Kong airport, compared to the solid products offered by competing alliances oneworld and Star Alliance. oneworld, the dominant alliance, benefits from the presence of home carrier Cathay Pacific, which operates an several gorgeous lounges including the newly reopened The Pier First Class Lounge, luxurious cabanas at The Wing, […]