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Oneworld unveils its first-ever dedicated lounge experience in Seoul

Oneworld alliance launches its first branded lounge in Seoul’s Incheon Airport, marking a milestone ahead of its 25th anniversary. The lounge, a collaboration with Swissport and ASPIRE, offers premium amenities to Oneworld customers.

Breaking new ground in premium benefits and luxury air travel, the oneworld® alliance unveiled its first ever fully branded dedicated airport lounge in Seoul.

The new Oneworld lounge opens as the world’s leading airline alliance prepares to celebrate its landmark 25th anniversary later this year.

For the launch of its first branded lounge, oneworld collaborated with global aviation ground services provider Swissport and the team behind its award-winning ASPIRE Airport Lounges.

Situated in Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport, the spacious new Oneworld lounge stretches across 555 square metres and features stylish seating in a contemporary new setting for up to 148 customers. The bright new lounge is no more than a 10-minute walk from the furthest Oneworld Airlines’ departure gates.

Incheon International Airport is served by seven Oneworld member airlines: American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines. Between them, these Oneworld member airlines operate more than 60 weekly flights to Seoul, connecting the Korean capital with more than 900 destinations worldwide through the Oneworld member network.

The new contemporary airport lounge experience provides Oneworld customers with a vibrant and calming space to recharge, relax, and dine before their flight.

Gerhard Girkinger, Oneworld vice President, Customer Experience, Delivery and Membership, 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.”

David Collyer, Swissport International AG Global Vice President Executive Lounges, 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 new lounge is open daily between 7:30am and 11:45pm (apart from Monday and Saturday when it opens earlier at 4:30am), for eligible Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers departing from Seoul on Oneworld flights, as well as First and Business Class customers travelling with oneworld member airlines.

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