New Swiss Zurich Terminal A first class lounge has the look of luxe

By David Flynn, March 4 2018
New Swiss Zurich Terminal A first class lounge has the look of luxe

Get ready to be very impressed by Swiss' newest first class lounge at Zurich Airport. Located at Terminal A, it's the stylish sibling of the Star Alliance member's Zurich Terminal E flagship.

And it's a first class experience from start to finish.

Accessible via an escalator from the Terminal A departure concourse, the first class lounges boasts its own check-in area and security checkpoint so you don't need to waste too much time before relaxing at the à la carte restaurant.

With bright oiled-oak parquet floor, Jura limestone walls and elegant Swiss designer furnishings, the richly-appointed 650m² space offers lounge suites, a 'lounge club' area with inviting leather sofas and a private meeting room with a view of the airport's apron area.

There's even a seperate smoking lounge with an outdoor deck and a selection of whiskies

But the visual centrepiece of the new lounge is an extensive bar with not just a wide range of barista-pulled coffees but over 100 Swiss grappas and fruit brandies.

Interestingly, Terminal A tends to be used for relatively short flights – if you're in for the long haul to, say, Asia or the Americas, a limousine will whisk you from this lounge to the Swiss First Lounge in Terminal E, which is the departure point for those flights.

The Swiss First Class Lounge at Zurich Terminal A is open to first class travellers plus HON Circle Members of the Lufthansa Group's Miles & More frequent flyer scheme.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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MarkJohnSon Banned

19 Jan 2018

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Jiminy Jillikers, that's a slick-looking lounge.

I'll be flying out of Zurich after my next trip to Lecht, Austria; I will be sure to check this one out.

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

Total posts 345

Nice Look forward to using it in April-May Any news on the Smoking bar still being available The Sen and Biz Lounges have also been renovated - any pictures of these?? Love taking my champers from the F lounge bei der A Gates to the Smoking Bar This is a perfect complement to the F Lounge with my fave hotel room at E Gates

Something positive, where praise is earned and deserved

Now this is a proper F lounge! No dungeon with broken aircon aka ........

13 Aug 2015

Total posts 41

New SEN / Biz lounges not opening for another month or two, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for those photos.

This new F lounge looks fantastic, can’t wait to visit and check it out!

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