Even during the current economic slowdown and it’s resultant impact on premium air travel, Lufthansa is continuing it’s ongoing investment in lounges.It recently opened the Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich. With the Munich lounge, Lufthansa now offers a complete end to end premium experience for passengers on its recently launched all business class Mumbai Munich service.
The new lounge in Munich also marks the debut of a new Lufthansa lounge design with warm earthy tones dominating a puristic space. The lounge features a bar at the centre where travellers find a wide choice of freshly brewed coffee, tea, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. Patrons can choose from a variety of hot and cold meals, freshen up in showers or use computer workstation.
Earlier this year, Lufthansa opened its first Senator and Business Class Lounge, at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, in India meant for Lufthansa’s and Star Alliance carrier’s premium passengers. Built on 500 sq. meters (5,500 sq. feet), the lounge features two separate first and business class sections with over 175 seats. On average 300 guests per day use the lounge.
Just as other Lufthansa lounges, the Mumbai lounge offers hot and cold gourmet dishes, a full bar service, and business services like computers, printers, faxes and Wi-Fi internet access. The lounge also offers resting rooms and shower facilities which is new to lounges in India.The lounge is for exclusive use by Lufthansa premium class ticket holders and Gold status elite members of Star Alliance carriers. Senator cardholders from the Miles & More programme have access to the First Class area, Frequent Travellers to the Business Class Lounge.
In the recent past Lufthansa has opened new lounges at New York JFK, an uber luxurious First Class lounge at Frankfurt, and the Tower Lounge at Frankfurt with it’s magnificent views for airplane buffs.
Clearly the German carrier is building for the future; spending 150 million Euro ($222 million) on lounge upgrades and extensions and new aircraft worth 16 billion Euro ($23.68 billion) on order until 2016.
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