Scandinavian airline SAS will open new mini-lounges near its main departure gates at selected airports this year.
Dubbed Café Lounges, these are similar to Airberlin's Exclusive Waiting Area concept – a convenient space where business travellers and frequent flyers can relax or catch up on last-minute work within a minute's walk of their boarding gate.
The small footprint lounge model also has elements of Air New Zealand's Koru Express regional airport lounges.
Stocked with coffee, tea, pastries and WiFi, the Café Lounges will be open to Diamond and Gold members of the SAS Euro Bonus loyalty scheme and the airline's Plus class passengers, along with Gold-grade frequent flyers from Star Alliance partner airlines.
"Our most frequent flyers appreciate time saving services such as Fast Track, which is why we are now offering an additional service designed especially for them"
"Fast flows are important on our domestic market and customers can work effectively in our Café Lounges located close to the gate," says Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President Commercial at SAS.
SAS will open the first Café Lounge at Norway's Trondheim and Tromsø Airports in April and May, respectively.
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