The oneworld Alliance has unveiled its first-ever fully branded dedicated airport lounge in Terminal 1 at Incheon International Airport, in collaboration with Swissport and the team behind its ASPIRE airport lounges.
Stretching across 555sqm, the lounge features stylish seating in a contemporary new setting for up to 148 customers. The bright new lounge is no more than a 10-minute walk from the furthest oneworld airlines’ departure gates.
Incheon International Airport is served by seven oneworld member airlines: American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines. Between them, these oneworld member airlines operate more than 60 weekly flights to Seoul, connecting the Korean capital with more than 900 destinations.
“With oneworld celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, we are incredibly proud to be opening the very first oneworld branded lounge experience for our member airlines’ customers,” said Gerhard Girkinger, Vice President, Customer Experience, Delivery and Membership, oneworld. “The new oneworld lounge is an exciting next step in our vision to making travel bright. Together with ASPIRE, we have combined refined fixtures and finishes, digital technologies, and warm and ergonomic settings to create smart and memorable travel experiences. Our new Incheon lounge resets the benchmark for contemporary travel and will serve as the blueprint for future oneworld lounges in select airports around the world.”
The lounge design incorporates subtle nods to South Korean culture, capturing the colourful Lantern Festival in glass art and the ‘Gat’ hat in a welcoming bar, mixing traditional and contemporary aesthetics. There is a wide choice of distinct zones and spacious comfortable seating areas with relaxing, private or more sociable spaces in which customers can unwind, work or dine.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with oneworld on our first joint lounge concept and are very pleased with the result,” said David Collyer, Global Vice President Executive Lounges, Swissport International AG. “Leveraging our expertise as the go-to partner for airlines to outsource their complex hub and large base operations, Swissport and our ASPIRE team are committed to bringing the same standard of excellence to oneworld’s new lounge business.”