Photos: Qatar Airways opens new Paris Charles de Gaulle lounge

By Chris C., January 20 2017
Photos: Qatar Airways opens new Paris Charles de Gaulle lounge

Oneworld alliance member Qatar Airways now boasts its own luxury business class and first class lounge at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, with seating for more than 200 guests.

Located in Terminal 1 and spanning over 1,000 square metres, it’s a significant upgrade from the Air France Salon Premiere lounge previously offered in the French capital: now with a far more modern look and feel, beginning in the dining area with both traditional tables and colourful booth seats…

… and observed also in the relaxation zone with a central water feature, surrounded by seating for solo flyers, duos and groups, plus a number of semi-private nooks off to the sides:

Elsewhere: two roof terraces from which passengers can spot the Eiffel Tower, shower facilities, both male and female prayer rooms, Mac computers and a brasserie and deli aside a fully-stocked bar and barista coffee station:

Naturally, wireless Internet access is available throughout, with the lounge now open to Qatar Airways’ business class and first class travellers departing from Paris.

Australian Business Traveller has contacted Qatar Airways to determine whether Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald frequent flyers – including Qantas Gold/Platinum and Qatar Airways Privilege Club Gold/Platinum – can also access this lounge when booked in economy, and will provide an update once confirmed.

Chris C.

A former contributor to Executive Traveller, Chris lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 May 2011

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Oh la la!           


19 Feb 2013

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A massive improvement on the previous lounge facilities that I visited in March Last year.

Thank you Chris for checking re OWE/OWS in Y. Look forward to hear updates.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

08 Jul 2016

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can't wait to try the lounge out in May.  Had been disappointed when reading what was on offer previously.  My F flight to BKK got a whole lot better.

American Airlines - AAdvantage

13 Jul 2015

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This is great - The lounge way so bad when I visit it last year, I decided to just sit at the food court instead while I wait (not that long). 

Looking forward to this whenever I get to go with Qatar again!

It looks like Qatar Airways is more classier than Air France! I have always enjoyed Qara

22 Aug 2015

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I find it a bit odd ball seeing Qatar using terminal 1, since i heard terminal 1 at CDG is generally for star alliance flights

13 Sep 2016

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Looks very nice, and very similar to Qatar's London Heathrow T4 lounge. Eager to hear about the lounge access rules as Qatar is known for doing its own thing when it comes to OneWorld members!


18 Feb 2015

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Is this the same terminal CX departs from? I assume CX F boarding pass will get me in?

24 Apr 2012

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Cathay Pacific uses a different terminal, unfortunately.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

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Report on AFF that OW elites flying Y are NOT given access to this lounge, and instead provided with an invite to the iCare Lounge - so it looks like QRs special rules from DOH and LHR are also in force here.

Seemingly a BKK and BEY lounge are also under construction.

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