Lufthansa’s Largest Lounge in A-Plus Concourse

Lufthansa A-Plus Concourse Frankfurt (FRA)

Lufthansa A-Plus Concourse Frankfurt (FRA)

Frankfurt Airport’s new Pier A-Plus Opens

The new Pier A-Plus – expanding 2,624 feet in length – the westward expansion of Terminal 1 opens today, October 10, 2012, after four years of construction. As flight operations start at the new pier, the expansion allows Germany’s largest hub airport to serve six million additional passengers per year for a total capacity of 65 million. Its size also calls for new lounges, including the largest Lufthansa lounge worldwide.

The €700 million terminal complex will be exclusively used by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and its Star Alliance partners. Of particular note is more docking stations for widebody aircraft including the Airbus A380 superjumbo and the Boeing 747 family within Pier A-Plus.

Airbus A380 Docked at New A-Plus Pier

Airbus A380 Docked at New A-Plus Pier

Fraport executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte, said, “The new Pier A-Plus represents a quantum leap in Fraport’s strategy to secure the competitiveness and future capabilities of Frankfurt Airport” Schulte added, “This terminal expansion also sets new standards for the travel experience of our passengers and for terminal management. Our guests from around the world will benefit from advanced handling facilities and a wide range of shops and restaurants. Easier transferring between short-haul and long-haul flights will result in enhanced comfort of our customers.”

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s executive board chairman Christoph Franz, said, “I am convinced that Pier A-Plus will be well appreciated by our guests. Five new lounges and the latest technology set new standards. With Pier A-Plus, our FRA home base is again at the forefront among Europe’s major hub airports. This is good news for the German aviation industry and the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region, which particularly benefits from the Germany’s biggest airport.”

Frankfurt A-Plus Concourse Opens with Five New Lounges

As operations begin this morning at the A-Plus Concourse, five new lounges are also opening for Lufthansa and Star Alliance Passengers.

Specifically, a First Class Lounge, a Senator Lounge, and a Business Class lounge are being opened and located on the EU Departures and Arrivals Level (Schengen). Passengers in the International Area (Non-Schengen) will have both a Senator and a Business Lounge.

Largest Lufthansa Lounge Worldwide

The Senator Lounge in the Non-Schengen area is Lufthansa’s largest lounge world-wide. Built with a floor space of nearly 23,000 square feet, the Senator Lounge offers a wide range of facilities.

Both the Senator and Business lounges are outfitted in the new design developed in cooperation with passengers. After a tendering process in which international architects and designers were invited to take part, customer focus groups had an opportunity to appraise the various lounge concepts submitted. Customer feedback influenced the development of the new design.

The new Frankfurt lounges feature backlit walls with, for example, forest motifs, which generate a relaxing atmosphere. Selected materials, including leather and oak, enhance the welcoming, feel-good atmosphere.

Going Forward at Frankfurt International Airport

Passengers in Frankfurt will have a choice of 13 Lufthansa lounges plus the First Class Terminal with a total space of about 200,000 square feet in the first-half of 2013, including a refurbished Senator Lounge in Concourse A. This represents an increase of nearly 50 percent compared with today.

Lufthansa’s lounge network is one of the largest worldwide with sixty Lufthansa lounges. Aside from Lufthansa operated lounges, some 900 additional lounges are operated by Star Alliance partners allowing travelers to linger, unwind and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

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