On the March 3rd, Air China opened a new premium lounge meeting Star Alliance standards at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. This is another important initiative jointly taken by Air China and Baiyun Airport to improve premium services and offer more convenience to the customers at the airport.
Mr. Jaan Albrecht, Star Alliance CEO, Mr. Jeffrey Goh and Mr. Hock Lye Lee, Star Alliance Vice Presidents, Mr. Zhu Xiaodan, Member of the Standing Committee and Deputy Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr. Liu Yajun, Director of Central & Southern Regional Administration Of CAAC, Mr. Zhang Kejian, General Manager of Baiyun Airport, and Ms. Zhang Lan, Vice President of Air China attended this the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Air China continues to maintain its core values of providing safe, convenient, comfortable and customized services to passengers, to offer seamless travel experiences to passengers from the ticketing on the ground to the traveling in the air, and to improve its software and hardware to offer excellent premium services. Furnished in South China style, the new premium lounge covers an area of 1,000 square meters, becomes the 8th Star Alliance member’s lounge in China and the largest at Baiyun Airport. The 165-seat lounge offers a wide range of functions including reception, dressing room, shower room, sleeping area, food & beverage area, smoking area, entertainment zone, internet cafe, baggage storage, mobile recharging stations and two VIP rooms. The launch of this new lounge will provide Star Alliance premium passengers with more comfortable and convenient travel experiences.
At present, eight Star Alliance member airlines, including Air China, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, ANA, THAI, Egypt Air and Asiana Airlines, are operating in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, offering over 120 domestic flights and 20 international flights to 20 domestic cities and seven cities abroad. To support Star Alliance initiatives and to follow the service standards of Star Alliance’s ‘Move under One Roof” initiative, Baiyun Airport allocated its East Concourse 2 to be exclusive to the Star Alliance member carrier, Air China, and as such, over 90% of Air China flights to the airport will be able to dock and connect to the terminal directly, allowing passengers to board and exit with ease.
In 2010, the Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou. As the national flagship carrier, Air China will fully honor its social responsibility by providing high standard and high quality air transport support to the event with its experience in supporting the Beijing Olympic Games. Air China will continue to expand cooperation with Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Star Alliance members and to improve its services to offer more convenient and better travel experiences to its customers.