Press Release: SWISS opens new Zurich First Class Lounge


Today, the new SWISS First Lounge A at Zurich Airport will open its doors. The 7,000 square feet lounge features check-in facilities, its own security checkpoint, an à la carte restaurant and a barista bar serving a wide range of Swiss grappas and fruit brandies. SWISS will also be introducing an exclusive new chauffeur service this summer, in Zurich, for its inbound First Class guests.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be offering its First Class travelers and Lufthansa Group HON Circle Members an exclusive new SWISS First Class Lounge in Zurich Airport’s Terminal A. Officially opening on Monday, March 5, the new lounge, which is accessible via an escalator from the Terminal A departure concourse, enables guests to check in simply and conveniently at the welcome desk, hand in their registered baggage and then pass through a dedicated security checkpoint. Travelers departing in winter for warmer climates can also deposit their coat, free-of-charge, in a lockable wardrobe facility.

A wide range of work and rest options

The new 7,000 square feet lounge, which is designed in a similar style of the existing SWISS First Lounge in the airport’s Terminal E, offers lounge suites, a lounge club with inviting leather sofas, a business zone and a meeting room with a view of the apron area. Further facilities include a relaxation room with two loungers, a smokers’ lounge with its own outside section and a choice of fine whiskeys. With its bright oiled-oak parquet floor, its Jura limestone walls and its elegant furnishings by Swiss designers such as Vitra and de Sede, the new lounge exudes an ambience of refined exclusivity.

Culinary variety and an extensive barista bar with Swiss products

The centerpiece of the new SWISS First Lounge A is its extensive barista bar where guests can sample various specialty coffees and choose from over 100 Swiss grappas and further fruit brandies. On the culinary front, the new lounge offers both an à la carte restaurant and a front cooking option (Hibachi). With this, every guest is free to decide whether they wish to be served their food and drinks or prefer to help themselves.

The new SWISS First Lounge A is primarily intended for guests who wish to enjoy their time at the airport before their short-haul flight. Travelers to long-haul destinations will be taken directly by limousine from Lounge A to the SWISS First Lounge in Terminal E, which is the departure point for long-haul flights. The new SWISS First Lounge A is available to all SWISS First Class guests and Lufthansa Group HON Circle Members. The lounge will be open daily from 5:30am to 10:30pm.

SWISS Frist lounge barista bar. Image: SWISS

An exclusive chauffeur service for SWISS First customers arriving in Zurich

This summer, SWISS will also be offering an exclusive new service to its First Class customers arriving in Terminal E, in Terminal B or at a remote aircraft stand. The new chauffeur service will collect the customer from the aircraft door and take them directly to the relevant passport or security control in Terminal A or B.


Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is The Airline of Switzerland, serving over 100 destinations in 43 countries worldwide from Zurich and Geneva and carrying some 16.5 million passengers a year with its 91-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in more than 80 countries.

As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of over 9,000 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income of around CHF 5 billion in 2016. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline grouping.