Lufthansa Introduces First Business Lounge With Beer Garden
EAST MEADOW, New York, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- Bavarian Flair at Newly Refurbished Business Lounge at Munich Airport
Just in time for spring, Lufthansa guests travelling through Munich are in for a Bavarian first: status customers and Business Class guests can, for the first time, relax in a Lufthansa lounge featuring its own beer garden. In cooperation with Munich's Franziskaner brewery, Lufthansa passengers will enjoy draught beer tapped from the barrel and Bavarian pretzels while relaxing at traditional beer tables overlooking the scenic, Bavarian Alps. The beer garden is integrated in the refurbished Business Lounge in the Schengen departures area (Gate Area G, opposite G 28) of Terminal 2. Covering a total floor space of 11,840 square feet (1,100 square meters), the lounge is equipped with more than 300 seats and has new opportunities for passengers to work, or simply unwind and relax.
"Lufthansa is continuing to invest in customer comfort despite the current difficult economic situation," says Thomas Kluhr, Group Representative and Head of Hub Management Munich. "The newly refurbished Business Lounge measures up to the high quality that our passengers have come to expect from our product."
In addition to a re-designed bistro area, the Business Lounge offers six new satellite bars and a large bench accommodating up to 28 passengers. Leather-upholstered armchairs invite passengers to sink in for a while and enjoy peace and quiet in the comfort zone. The more industrious have 18 workstations, some equipped with integrated computers, to choose from.
From any seat in the lounge, passengers can surf the net with their laptop or check emails. Two large screens in a separate TV area provide a choice of television entertainment. Also available are two shower rooms, complete with hair dryers, towels and a range of toiletries.
Altogether, Lufthansa provides passengers in Terminal 2 with a choice of seven lounges totalling over 48,000 square feet (4500 square meters). In addition, passengers outside security can take advantage of Munich Airport's own Airbrau restaurant - the world's first airport brewery and restaurant, offering its own Bavarian beer garden during the summer months.
One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa flies to 191 destinations in 78 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and with its recent acquisition of Austrian Airlines and SWISS - Vienna and Zurich. From its 22 North American gateways, Lufthansa serves over 400 destinations in more than 100 countries. An industry innovator, the airline has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-400, as well as the Airbus A340-600, A340-300 and A330-300. Currently, Lufthansa has 146 aircraft worth about $19 billion on order. It will be the largest European operator of the A380 and is also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries' two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa is currently investing $190 million in building new or upgraded lounge facilities across it worldwide network. In January 2009, it opened a three-story, U.S. flagship lounge at JFK Airport. In spring 2010, Lufthansa will re-launch its broadband wireless Internet service onboard, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.lufthansa.com.
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