• Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines to Open New Lounge At San Francisco International Airport by Summer 2021

Alaska Airlines will open a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport this summer. The airline will move into the former Terminal 2 American Airlines Admirals Club space, giving guests the opportunity to relax as travel demand returns.


Alaska Airlines to Open New San Francisco Lounge by Summer 2021 - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Thursday (April 8, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced that they will open a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport by summer 2021. The airline will open the new lounge in the former Terminal 2 American Airlines Admirals Club space. The announcement coincides with Alaska’s Bay Area expansion, as the carrier now operates over 80 daily flights from SFO, San Jose and Oakland and has more than 1,700 Bay Area team members. In June, the carrier will launch new service from SFO to Anchorage and Bozeman, Montana and on April 4th the carrier resumed flights from San Francisco to Honolulu and Maui. From San Jose (SJC) Alaska has resumed service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, and will launch new service to Missoula, Montana in May.


In Thursday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience, Sangita Woerner, said,


“We're always looking for ways to be more responsive to our guests and offer amenities that make travel more relaxing. SFO has been the top-requested Alaska Lounge location by our guests for years. So many people are dreaming of travel this year, so we want to open up our newest Alaska Lounge as quickly and efficiently as possible – and renovating this space in Terminal 2 allows us to do that.”


Once completed, the nearly 10,000 sq. ft. San Francisco lounge will be Alaska’s second largest, after their flagship lounge in Seattle’s North Satellite Terminal. San Francisco will join Alaska’s network of seven lounges including Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Anchorage. The SFO lounge will feature an espresso bar staffed by a trained barista and a full bar with complimentary local craft brews, as well as West Coast wines and spirits. Guests will also enjoy a menu including favorites like Made-to-order pancakes, steel-cut oatmeal, fresh salads and hearty soups. Alaska expects the lounge to support 30 local jobs once opened and will announce more details over the coming months.


Alaska's New Two-Tier Lounge Membership Pricing From October 2021 - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. Along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations. On March 31, 2021, Alaska Airlines became the 14th member of the oneworld global alliance. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).



Source: Alaska Airlines