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Air France To Open Brand New Lounge In Terminal 2F At Paris-Charles De Gaulle

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Air France today announced its new creative space design partner for their newly built Air France Lounge in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from the Parisian space design studio Jouin Manku will be working with Air France to design the future lounge in Terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, which will be ready to welcome the airline’s Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers at the end of 2020. This lounge will be serving Air France customers departing on or connecting to a medium-haul flight within the Schengen area or a domestic flight.  

Cross-section plan of the future Air France lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, terminal 2F, night view
Cross-section plan of the future Air France lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, terminal 2F, night view

As a result of new constructions aimed at developing the best transfer conditions and easing the already overcrowding issues at Terminal 2F with the Paris Aéroport, the new 3500 sq. m. space of the new Air France lounge will be located at the centre of the two boarding areas which make up Terminal 2F. It will play a full part in the new airport design to create a more streamlined and comfortable lounge visit experience.

New Air France Terminal Lounge Location CDG 2F

This prestigious collaboration with Jouin Manku goes hand in hand with Air France’s tradition of regularly calling on the best designers and architects of its time.

“We are delighted to include Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku in the incredible history that Air France has had with design since its creation. Following Charlotte Perriand, Andrée Putman and more recently Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Mathieu Lehanneur, a new creative stage is opening up to us. By creating an iconic new lounge, the Jouin Manku studio will enhance the very French notion of hospitality, combining pleasure and poetry.”

Catherine Villar, SVP Customer Experience at Air France.

“We are very proud to be embarking on this new project alongside Air France. With this new lounge, we wish to offer the airline’s customers a real moment suspended in time before take-off. At the heart of the lounge, a “runway view”, a huge curved window with a view of the sky, will reinforce the impression of being in a bubble of serenity at the heart of the airport. We have designed an intuitive space that every customer can enjoy, whatever the time of day.” 

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

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  1. La premierer

    March 2, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Thats some good news in difficult time like this

  2. Jeansen

    March 15, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Finally some decent lounge in Schengen area

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Austrian Airlines To Reopen Lounge At Vienna Airport & Resume Flights To Shanghai

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Austrian Airlines OE-LAW Boeing 767-300ER

From September 29, 2020, Austrian Airlines will reopen its lounge at Vienna Airport Terminal 3. Austrian Airlines has also changed catering partner to DoN.

From 2 October Austria’s home carrier will fly to Shanghai with a weekly frequency, the route will be resumed with a Boeing 767, and on the airline’s wish list is “A second weekly flight to Shanghai.” 


Austrian Airlines Lounge @ Vienna Airport Reception
Austrian Airlines Lounge @ Vienna Airport Reception

Austrian Airlines will again welcome passengers in its lounge at Vienna Airport from September 29, 2020. Due to the spread of the Corona Pandemic and the temporary suspension of flight operations, Austria’s home carrier had to temporarily close all lounges on March 16, 2020. At the end of September, the Austrian Business Lounge Schengen (Terminal 3, Level 2 or F-Gates) will reopen its doors for Austrian Airlines passengers. 

The reopening brings a change for lounge visitors: quality caterer DoN is now responsible for the culinary offerings in the Austrian Airlines Lounge. The largest privately run catering company in Austria has won the tender and will be catering for lounge guests from now on. DO & CO will remain the partner for onboard catering on Austrian Airlines flights. 


“With the reopening of our lounge at Vienna Airport together with our new lounge catering partner DoN, we are taking another step towards normality and can offer our passengers more service along the journey. “

Austrian Airlines Head of Product Management, Erik Mosch. 

  • The food and drink on offer in the lounge complies with all hygiene requirements and has been adapted to meet official guidelines.
  • Visitors can choose from a wide range of beverages as well as cold and warm snacks and meals.
  • Regional delicacies are also offered.

The Austrian Airlines Lounge is located at the F-Gates in Terminal 3 and is open daily from 5.30 am to 8.00 pm. Initially, only the Schengen Business Lounge will be reopened; it is available to all passengers entitled to access. HON-Circle guests can expect a separate area.

Information on the access rules can be found at https://www.austrian.com/at/en/lounges-vienna-airport.

In the Austrian Airlines Lounge, as in the entire airport terminal and on board, there is a strict mask wearing obligation. Mouth and nose protection may only be removed while seated at the tables. 


Austrian B767 OE_LAX
Austrian B767 OE_LAX

Austrian Airlines will fly to Shanghai again from 2 October. After several postponements of the resumption due to the dynamic market situation, the return to China is now fixed. A Boeing 767 will fly from Vienna to Shanghai every Friday. The return flight will take place the following Sunday. Further connections to China are a conceivable option for Austrian Airlines. 


“We are very pleased to be able to return to China with regular passenger flights”, a second weekly flight to Shanghai is on our wish list.” 

Austrian Airlines board member Andreas Otto

The long-haul portfolio of Austrian Airlines is thus expanding to include another destination. In addition to Shanghai, Austria’s home carrier already flies to Chicago, New York and Washington, among others. 


  • Route                       Flight number   Flight day      Departure – Arrival (local times) 
  • Vienna – Shanghai    OS 75              Friday           1:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. (next day) 
  • Shanghai – Vienna    OS 76              Sunday         10:10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

On the Austrian Airlines website, passengers will find up-to-date information on travel in times of corona, flight schedules, mask requirement or rebooking regulations. The information is updated on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, passengers will also find the current entry regulations for their respective destinations. 

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