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oneworld Reveals First Ever Dedicated Lounge at Seoul Incheon International Airport

The oneworld alliance has unveiled their very first fully branded lounge experience at Seoul Incheon International Airport.  The stunning new lounge opens as oneworld prepares to celebrate their milestone 25th anniversary this year.


oneworld Unveils Their First-Ever Dedicated Lounge Experience in Seoul - Courtesy oneworld

On Monday (January 22, 2024), the oneworld alliance unveiled their first-ever fully branded dedicated lounge at Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN).  For the launch of their first branded lounge, the alliance collaborated with Swissport and the team behind the award-winning ASPIRE Airport Lounges.  The new spacious 555 square-meter lounge is located in Incheon’s Terminal 1 and features stylish contemporary seating for up to 148 guests, and is no more than a 10-minute walk from the furthest oneworld airlines’ departure gates.


In Monday’s announcement, oneworld’s VP – Customer Experience, Delivery and Membership, Gerhard Girkinger, said,


“With oneworld celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, we are incredibly proud to be opening the very first oneworld branded lounge experience for our member airlines’ customers.  The new oneworld lounge is an exciting next step in our vision to making travel bright. Together with ASPIRE, we have combined refined fixtures and finishes, digital technologies, and warm and ergonomic settings to create smart and memorable travel experiences.  Our new Incheon lounge resets the benchmark for contemporary travel and will serve as the blueprint for future oneworld lounges in select airports around the world.”


Also commenting on the lounge collaboration, Swissport International AG’s Global Vice President Executive Lounges, David Collyer, said,


“We are thrilled to collaborate with oneworld on our first joint lounge concept and are very pleased with the result.  Leveraging our expertise as the go-to partner for airlines to outsource their complex hub and large base operations, Swissport and our ASPIRE team are committed to bringing the same standard of excellence to oneworld’s new lounge business.”


The contemporary lounge offers visitors a vibrant and calming space to recharge, relax and dine prior to their flights, and features oneworld’s bold ‘Travel Bright’ branding.  It also honors South Korean culture, with the capture of the colorful Lantern Festival in mesmerizing glass art, and the ‘Gat’ hat in the welcoming bar, combining traditional and contemporary aesthetics. 


Introducing oneworld's First Ever Fully Branded Dedicated Airport Lounge at Seoul Incheon International Airport - Courtesy oneworld


oneworld’s new Seoul Incheon lounge is open from 7:30 am to 11:45 pm daily, with the exception of Mondays and Saturdays when it opens earlier at 4:30 am.  Eligible guests include oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers departing Seoul, as well as First and Business Class customers traveling on oneworld member airlines.  Seoul Incheon International Airport is currently served by seven oneworld member airlines, including American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines, which together operate over 60 weekly flights to Seoul.


oneworld brings together 13 world class airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines, as well as over 20 of their affiliates and Fiji Airways, a oneworld connect partner.  Oman Air is expected to become the 14th oneworld alliance member airline in 2024. 


 

Source: oneworld

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