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Behind-the-scenes at SkyTeam’s new Beijing lounge

Airline Alliance SkyTeam has offered a preview of its latest lounge which will open at Beijing Capital International Airport in the coming weeks.  The second SkyTeam-branded lounge in the Greater China region and the sixth worldwide, it will offer high-end amenities for First and Business Class passengers and Elite Plus members flying on any of the 12 SkyTeam airlines serving the airport.

The 800-square meter facility has seating for 160 guests and was constructed in collaboration with SkyTeam by members China Eastern and China Southern. Highlights of the Beijing lounge include:

  • Buffet with hot and cold Chinese and international food offered throughout the day. Customers can help themselves to hot drinks, water and soft drinks, plus premium-label beers and spirits or have a drink at the wine bar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, business area with computers, and power outlets throughout the lounge
  • Showers, with towels and toiletries
  • A ‘tranquil retreat’ with a separate TV room, relaxation area and a VIP room for added privacy


SkyTeam has 20 members and offers more than 630 airport lounges throughout its worldwide network. The alliance offers more than 3,700 weekly frequencies to and from Beijing Capital International Airport, operated by 12 member airlines: Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, KLM, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.