Lufthansa uses ITB for lounge launch

6th Mar 2007

On the dot to coincide with the opening of Berlin’s International Tourism Exhibition
- the ITB - Lufthansa is showcasing a new Senator and new Business Lounge at
Berlin-Tegel Airport.Both lounges have been completely refurbished over the past
few months and are now inviting prospects for Lufthansa frequent flyers as well as
First and Business-Class passengers to unwind in restyled interiors. The furnishings
and new design of the Business Lounge are celebrating an international premiere. On
floor space covering more than 600 square metres, travellers can rest and relax in
the greatest comfort. Warm, friendly colours and modern interior design lend the
lounge a modern character. Specially designed leather armchairs extend an open
invitation to sit down and take it easy. At bistro tables, visitors can chat over
coffee and tasty snacks in a pleasant atmosphere. In the coming months, the new
concept will make its debut successively at further Lufthansa Business Lounges
around the world.

The lounge re-openings at Berlin-Tegel Airport are just two of a series of
refurbishing projects and new buildings at numerous airports around the globe. All
in all, Lufthansa is investing a total of 100 million euros in the building of new
and renovation of existing lounges over the next two years. “The expenditure
underscores our intent to lay on a special service for our premium and status
customers. The Lufthansa lounge network encompasses close to 600 lounges and is one
of the biggest, worldwide,” noted Karl Ulrich Garnadt, member of the board Lufthansa
Passenger Airlines.

Work on a new First-Class lounge at Munich Airport began in November 2006. On its
completion in the late summer of this year, the new lounge will afford guests an
exclusive ambience and first-class service. On total floor space of 800 square
metres on two levels, the facility will house, like the First-Class Terminal in
Frankfurt, a gourmet restaurant, a comfort and bar area, working and rest rooms, a
separate cigar lounge and bathroom amenities. Additionally, Lufthansa customers in
Terminal 2 in Munich have a choice of four other lounges with total floor space of
3,000 square metres. Plans are afoot to enlarge the existing Senator and Business
Lounges substantially in the coming years.

Expansion is also envisaged in Frankfurt. From spring 2008, First-Class passengers
and HON Circle members will have at their disposal a new First-Class lounge in Pier
B with total floor space of 1,200 square metres. In the new passageway between Piers
C and D in Terminal 1, a new Senator Lounge is to be opened next year.

The Senator Lounge in Düsseldorf was completed last summer. With 700 square metres
of floor space, it offers a spacious working, relaxation and wellbeing environment
for up to 140 guests. The Business Lounge at the Airport is currently being extended
by the space previously occupied by the Senator Lounge. Resplendent in the new
design and spread over an area of around 1,200 square metres, it will accommodate
270 passengers on completion of the extension work later this year.




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