Airport Business Lounge Reviews

On this page, you can find airport business lounge reviews from countries all across the world. For good measure, some train station lounges are included as well.

The lounge reviews on this page are sorted on alphabetical order by country.

As my travels around the world take me to a growing number of destinations, this list will be constantly updated and expanded each time I visit a new airport business lounge and write a review.

All the way down on this page you can find a FAQ with generic information about airport lounges.

Airport business lounge review index

Baku (GYD)
Azerbaijan Airlines Business Lounge

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Minsk (MSQ)
Minsk Airport International Business Lounge

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Brussels (BRU)
Diamond Lounge (Non-Schengen)

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Bogotá (BOG)
Copa Club Bogota El Dorado Airport

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San José (SJO)
VIP Lounge Costa Rica

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Prague (PRG)
Erste Premier Lounge (Terminal 2)

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Helsinki (HEL)
Aspire Lounge

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Nice (NCE)
The Levity Lounge (Terminal 2 Non-Schengen)

Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Air France Business Lounge Terminal 2E Hall K (Non-Schengen)
Air France Business Lounge Terminal 2E Hall L (Non-Schengen)
Air France Business Lounge Terminal 2F (Schengen)
Salon Paris Business Lounge Terminal 2C
Sheltair Business Lounge Terminal 2D

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Dusseldorf (DUS)
Hugo Junkers Lounge
Munich (MUC)
Air France/KLM Business Lounge Munich Airport

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Athens (ATH)
Aegean Airlines Business Lounge (Non-Schengen, Hall A)
Aegean Airlines Business Lounge (Schengen, Hall B)
Goldair Handling Lounge (Non-Schengen, Hall A)
Lufthansa Business Lounge (Schengen, Hall A)
Skyserv Melina Merkouri Lounge (Schengen, Hall B)

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Jakarta (CGK)
Garuda Indonesia Domestic Business Lounge (Terminal 3)
Garuda Indonesia International Business Lounge (Terminal 3)
Sapphire Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures Terminal 3)

Surabaya (SUB)
Concordia Premier Lounge (International Departures Terminal 2)

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Tel Aviv (TLV)
Dan Lounge Concourse C

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Rome Fiumicino (FCO)
Casa Alitalia Lounge ‘Piazza di Spagna’

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Tokyo Narita (NRT)
ANA Business Lounge (Terminal 1, Satellite 4)
United Club Tokyo Narita Airport (Terminal 1)

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Bishkek (FRU)
Bishkek Airport Business Lounge

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Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Plaza Premium Lounge KLIA2

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Chisinau (KIV)
Business Lounge Chisinau Airport

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Amsterdam (AMS)
KLM Crown Lounge (Non-Schengen)
KLM Crown Lounge (Schengen)

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Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)
SAS Business and Gold Lounge

Stavanger (SVG)
North Sea Lounge

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Panama City (PTY)
Copa Club Panama Tocumen International Airport

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Manila (MNL)
PAGSS Business Lounge (Terminal 1)

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Warsaw (WAW)
LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Mazurek (Non-Schengen)
LOT Polish Airlines Lounge Polonez (Schengen)

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Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
MasterCard Business Lounge
TAROM Business Lounge

Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
Business Lounge Cluj-Napoca Airport

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Irkutsk (IKT)
Irkutsk Airport Domestic Business Lounge

Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO)
Aeroflot Domestic Lounge Terminal D
Aeroflot ‘Jazz’ Business Lounge (Terminal D, International Flights)
Aeroflot ‘Moscow’ Business Lounge (Terminal D, International Flights)
Aeroflot Rublev Lounge (Terminal B, Domestic Flights)

Saint Petersburg (LED)
Business Lounge ‘Pulkovo’ (International Departures)

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Jeddah (JED)
Saudia Alfursan Business Lounge (South Terminal)

Riyadh (RUH)
Saudia Alfursan Business Lounge

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Belgrade (BEG)
Air Serbia Premium Lounge

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Singapore (SIN)
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge (Terminal 2)

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Barcelona (BCN)
Joan Miró VIP Lounge (Terminal 1)
Pau Casals VIP Lounge (Terminal 1)

Bilbao (BIO)
Sala VIP Business Lounge

Madrid (MAD)
Iberia Premium Lounge Velazquez (Terminal 4)
Puerta de Alcala VIP Lounge (Terminal 2)

sweden flag Sweden
Stockholm Arlanda (ARN)
SAS Business Lounge (Terminal 5)

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Zurich (ZRH)
Swiss Senator Lounge (Satellite Terminal E)

taiwan flag Taiwan
China Airlines Business Lounge (Terminal 1)

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Bangkok (BKK)
Air France/KLM Business Lounge Bangkok Airport
Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge (Domestic)

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Adana (ADA)
Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge

Ankara (ESB)
Primeclass Lounge (International Terminal)

Istanbul (IST)
IGA Lounge
SkyTeam Lounge
Turkish Airlines Domestic Lounge
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Lounge

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Kiev Railway Station
Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi Station First Class Lounge

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London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways Galleries North Lounge (Terminal 5)
British Airways Galleries South Lounge (Terminal 5)
Cathay Pacific Business Lounge (Terminal 3)
Qantas International Business Lounge (Terminal 3)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can you access an airport business lounge?

There are four ways how you can access an airport business lounge.

Passengers with a same-day flight ticket in a premium cabin (business or first class) often get complimentary access to an airport lounge if there is one available.

However, also passengers flying economy class can get complimentary access to an airport business lounge if they have a high enough status within an airline frequent flyer programme.

Thirdly, passengers who have a lounge membership card such as Priority Pass can access many airport lounges as well.

Some airport business lounges also allow you to pay for lounge access on the spot or to pre-book the service online in advance.

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The Air France business lounge for Schengen flights at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) Terminal 2F . ©Paliparan

What kind of airport lounges are there?

Generally speaking, there are three kinds of airport lounges, namely:

– Airline lounges
– Alliance lounges
– Third party lounges

An airline lounge is simply an airport business lounge which is run by an airline company, for example the KLM Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Airport.

An alliance lounge is run by an airline alliance, such as the Star Alliance Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles Airport or the SkyTeam Lounge at Istanbul Airport.

Third party lounges are independent lounges run by the airport itself, a ground handling company or another hospitality business.

If an airline company does not have its own lounge at a certain airport they often contract a third party lounge for their business class passengers and frequent flyer elites.

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The North Sea Lounge at Stavanger airport is a third party lounge. ©Paliparan

Which airport lounge can I access?

It depends on the airport, airline and frequent flyer status which business lounge you can actually access.

Therefore it’s always a good idea to look up in advance (or ask at the check-in desk) which airport lounges are available to you.

Some airlines have separate lounges for first class and business class passengers, while others have lounges which can only be accessed by the highest category of frequent flyers.

If you access a lounge with your premium cabin ticket or frequent flyer status, you can generally only use the lounge of the airline you fly with, or a lounge of their airline partners.

For example, if you fly on Lufthansa out of London Heathrow you can only use the Lufthansa lounge or the lounges of any Star Alliance partner airline (such as United or Singapore Airlines) provided you are flying business class or have elite frequent flyer status with one of these companies.

In all of the airport lounge reviews on this website the exact entry requirements of the business lounge in question are listed.

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The United Club at Tokyo Narita airport, which I accessed as a Turkish Airlines economy class passenger thanks to my Star Alliance Gold status. ©Paliparan

Can I pay for access to visit a lounge?

Many airport lounges across the world allow you to pay for access, which can be a great idea if you are flying low-cost or with an airline you don’t have frequent flyer status with.

You can either pay for a single lounge visit on the spot, or buy a lounge membership card like Priority Pass which allows for multiple (or even unlimited) visits a year to airport lounges all over the world.

Premium credit cards often give you a complimentary Priority Pass membership or other lounge access benefits, which is well-worth checking out.

However, note that not all airport lounges allow you to pay for access and some do not accept lounge membership cards at all, which is most common for premium lounges run by airlines.

Generally speaking, third party lounges are the ones which are most likely to accept paid visits or lounge membership passes.

However, even these lounges may have special access restrictions for paid visits or Priority Pass holders.

For example, an airport lounge may bar passholders from visiting at peak hours due to limited capacity as preference is given to business class passengers and frequent flyer elites.

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Entrance sign at the Goldair Lounge in Athens showing that eligible passengers flying airlines such as Emirates and American Airlines can enter, but that Priority Pass, Dragon Pass and Loungebuddy membership cards are also accepted. ©Paliparan

Is it worth to pay for lounge access?

It depends on your specific situation – as well as on the lounge you want to visit – whether it’s worth to pay for access.

If you have a very long layover or need some facilities inside a lounge (shower, internet, a quiet place to work etc.) it can certainly be well-worth the expense.

Similarly, business lounges which are well-known for their extensive food buffets and drinks selection can be worth paying access for if you plan to eat and drink quite a bit.

However, not every lounge is worth the entrance fee, which typically ranges around the €30-40 mark.

Sometimes you can simply get more value for your money elsewhere at the airport.

If you just plan to have a drink or two and a light snack in a lounge, you can often find better quality food and deals in airport restaurants.

Therefore it’s always best to read airport business lounge reviews in advance so you know what to expect from your lounge visit.

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Some lounges such as the Turkish Airlines Lounge in Istanbul have extensive food buffets and live cooking counters. ©Paliparan

What services can you expect in a lounge?

Airport business lounges offer a wide variety of services and amenities.

Depending on the lounge you are visiting, a business lounge can be as bad as a glorified waiting room or as great as a luxurious, peaceful retreat with everything your heart desires.

At a very basic level, you can expect an airport business lounge to have better seating in a more quiet environment than in the public areas of the terminal.

As most lounges have their own WiFi internet, plenty of power sockets and even dedicated work spaces, it can be a great place to get some work done (it’s called a business lounge for a reason!).

Almost all airport lounges have a complimentary food and drinks buffet, although the quality and quantity can vary greatly.

The worst lounges may have only dry crisps and cookies available, while top-end lounges offer free-flowing champagne and restaurant-quality food from an à la carte menu.

Showers are pretty common as well at airport lounges and are a great way to fresh up in between flights.

Airlines often add all kinds of premium facilities and amenities to their lounges in order to lure new customers and satisfy their own frequent flyers.

Some airport lounges even offer complimentary massages, a whisky or cigar bar or even a swimming pool and sauna!

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The Swiss Senator Lounge at Zurich Airport has a whisky bar where you can taste well over 120 different kinds of whisky ©Paliparan

Take a look at one of the business lounge reviews in our list to find out what kind of amenities you can expect on your next airport visit!