Aircraft Cabin Management

Oneworld opens first alliance-branded lounge

photo_camera Lounge will be run behind the scenes by Swissport's Aspire team

Airline Alliance group Oneworld has opened a branded passenger lounge in Seoul.

The lounge is the first to be dedicated to just the Alliance’s members, although it is run behind the scenes by ground services provider Swissport, which is well known for its Aspire airport lounges.

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Situated in Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport, the new facility measures just over 550 square metres and features contemporary seating for up to 148 customers and is ‘no more than a 10-minute walk’ from the furthest member airlines’ departure gates.

Gerhard Girkinger, Oneworld Vice President, Customer Experience, Delivery and Membership, said: “Together with Aspire, we have combined refined fixtures and finishes, digital technologies, and warm and ergonomic settings to create smart and memorable travel experiences”.

“Our new Incheon lounge resets the benchmark for contemporary travel and will serve as the blueprint for future Oneworld lounges in select airports around the world.”

Datuk Captain Izham Ismail (fifth from left), Malaysia Aviation Group Managing Director; Lavinia Lau (fifth from right), Cathay Chief Customer and Commercial Officer; Gerhard Girkinger (fourth from left), oneworld Vice-President Customer Experience, Delivery and Membership; HongSoo Kim (fourth from right), Incheon International Airport Corporation Terminal Operation Group Executive Director; and Jongwook Kim (third from left), Swissport Chairman of BoD, officiated the opening ceremony.

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