As of today, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is offering its First Class travelers and HON Circle Members of the Lufthansa Group an exclusive new SWISS First Lounge in Zurich Airport’s Terminal A.

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The new lounge, which is accessible via an escalator from the Terminal A departure concourse, enables guests to check in simply and conveniently at the welcome desk, hand in their registered baggage and then pass through a dedicated security checkpoint. Travelers departing in winter for warmer climes can also deposit their coat free of charge in a lockable wardrobe facility.

The new 650-square-meter lounge has been designed in the style of the existing SWISS First Lounge in the airport’s Terminal E and offers lounge suites, a lounge club with inviting leather sofas, a business zone and a meeting room with a view of the apron area. Further facilities include a relaxation room with two loungers and a smokers’ lounge with its own outside section and a choice of fine whiskeys. With its bright oiled-oak parquet floor, its Jura limestone walls and its elegant furnishings by Swiss designers such as Vitra and de Sede, the new lounge exudes an ambiance of refined exclusivity.

The centerpiece of the new SWISS First Lounge A is its extensive barista bar, at which guests can sample various specialty coffees and choose from over 100 Swiss grappas and further fruit brandies. On the culinary front, the new lounge offers both an à la carte restaurant and a front cooking option. So every guest is free to decide whether they wish to be served their food and drinks or prefer to help themselves.

The new SWISS First Lounge A is primarily intended for guests who wish to enjoy their time at the airport before their short-haul flight. Travelers to long-haul destinations will be taken directly by limousine from Lounge A to the SWISS First Lounge in Terminal E, which is the departure point for long-haul flights.

SWISS will also be offering an exclusive new service this summer to its First Class customers arriving in Terminal E, in Terminal B or at a remote aircraft stand. The new chauffeur service will collect the customer from the aircraft door and take them directly to the relevant passport or security control in Terminal A or B.