The Oneworld alliance has launched its first fully branded European lounge in Amsterdam, providing a new space for travellers before their journeys.

The new Oneworld lounge – opening shortly after the airline alliance unveiled its first premium lounge at Incheon International Airport, Seoul in January – has redefined the premium travel experience.

In collaboration with ASPIRE, the lounge subsidiary of global aviation ground services provider Swissport, Oneworld has opened this second branded lounge during the alliance’s landmark 25th anniversary year.

Located in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s non-Schengen departure area, the 473 square-metre lounge offers a wide choice of seating.

Eight Oneworld member airlines – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc and Royal Jordanian operate non-stop flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Based in the non-Schengen area, the Oneworld lounge will be open to all eligible Oneworld customers and will be the exclusive lounge for all those departing on international flights outside of the Schengen area. Collectively, oneworld member airlines operate more than 200 weekly flights to Amsterdam connecting the Netherlands’ capital to more than 900 destinations worldwide through the oneworld member network.

Julio Rodriguez, International Airlines Group (IAG) Chief Commercial Strategy Officer, said: “As the alliance celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, it’s great to see that customers from all member airlines will benefit from access to oneworld’s first branded lounge experience in Europe.

“With Oneworld carriers jointly operating more than 200 flights a week, the launch of the new lounge will further strengthen the presence of the alliance at Schiphol, and benefit IAG customers flying to and through this key market in Europe.”
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