Greek flag carrier Aegean Airlines has opened a brand new business lounge for non-Schengen flights at their Athens Airport hub.
The new Aegean Airlines business lounge opened on April 2nd, in time for the start of the new tourist season in Greece.
Measuring 1,250 square meters, the spacious lounge is said to offer an “unparalleled experience of travel and hospitality” according to Aegean Airlines.
To design the lounge, high quality materials like marble, terrazzo, glass and wood were used.
The lounge has four separate areas for its guests, with a quiet lounge for passengers requiring some rest and relaxation, a media lounge for networking, a social lounge for those wanting a chat and a meeting room for people wanting to get some work done.
What stands out when looking at the pictures of the new Aegean Airlines business lounge is how bright and airy the lounge is.
According to the Aegean Airlines press releases, there are recliner chairs overlooking the tarmac which will certainly prove to be a hit among avid plane spotters.
The lounge also has two cafeterias, a restaurant and a wine bar where premium Greek products are offered.
I’ve reached out to Aegean Airlines whether the lounge also has shower facilities.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any shower rooms offered at the moment, although I will hope at one point in the future this will be offered as I always found them sorely lacking at the Athens lounges given how hot the Greek summers can be.
Hey there, you'll certainly feel like home in our new lounge, thanks to the different areas we've created. Though, showers aren't offered, at least not for now. ✈️
— Aegean Airlines (@aegeanairlines) April 6, 2022
Although I have yet to visit the new Aegean business lounge in person, it certainly looks like a vast improvement over their old non-Schengen lounge.
The old non-Schengen lounge was notorious for being overcrowded at peak hours, which really made it feel more like a broom closet.
As Aegean Airlines has expanded operations drastically over the last years, it really was about time that they tackled this problem.
Both in aesthetics, facilities and the spacious surroundings, this new space looks like an absolutely solid business lounge.
Aegean lounge entry requirements
The new business lounge will have the same entry requirements as the old lounge.
Located in Hall A of Athens International Airport, the lounge is open for eligible passengers departing on Aegean Airlines or a flight operated by another Star Alliance carrier to a non-Schengen country.
To access the lounge, you need a same-day business class ticket on Aegean Airlines or another Star Alliance carrier, or hold Star Alliance Gold status when flying economy.
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