New Swiss First Class Lounge Opens In Zurich Today (There’s A New Chauffeur Service & New Amenity Kits Too)


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SWISS is opening the doors to its new First Class lounge at Zurich’s Terminal A today and, at the same time, the carrier is launching a new chauffeur service for its First Class customers arriving into Zurich airport.

Business Class passengers are getting some love from SWISS too as the airline has recently updated the amenity kits it offers in its long-haul Business Class cabins.

New SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich Terminal A

Swiss First Class Lounge Zurich Terminal A (Image SWISS)

Terminal A is the European/domestic terminal at Zurich Airport and the lounge is accessed via a set of escalators from the Terminal A departures concourse.

The new facility is open between 05:30 and 22:30 and is available to SWISS First Class travelers and Lufthansa Group HON Circle members.

Judging by the fact that the lounge allows guests to check in and offers a dedicated security checkpoint, the lounge either sits land-side or guests will exit through a different door to the one through which they entered.

Here’s what SWISS has to say about its new lounge:

The new 650-square-metre lounge has been designed in the style of the existing SWISS First Lounge in the airport’s Terminal E, and 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, and a smokers’ lounge with its own outside section and a choice of fine whiskies. 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.

Swiss First Class Lounge Zurich Terminal A (Image SWISS)

The centrepiece of the new SWISS First Lounge A is its extensive barista bar, at which guests can sample various speciality 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. So every guest is free to decide whether they wish to be served their food and drinks or prefer to help themselves.

Swiss First Class Lounge Zurich Terminal A (Image SWISS)

The airline has said that this lounge is intended for guests flying short-haul out of Zurich. First Class long-haul travelers arriving into Terminal A will be chauffeured from the new lounge to the SWISS First Class lounge in Terminal E (from where the long-haul flights depart).

New SWISS Chauffeur Service In Zurich

Starting this summer (no actual date has been given) SWISS will be offering a new chauffeur service to First Class flyers arriving at Terminal E, Terminal B or at a remote stand. Customers will be picked up at the aircraft door and driven to “the relevant passport or security control in Terminal A or B”

New SWISS Business Class Amenity Kits

SWISS has introduces a new range of Victorinox amenity kits for its long-haul Business Class travelers.

Image – SWISS

Per SWISS:

A total of six different kits have been created in all, which will be offered on board at differing periods. The collection has been specifically designed so that all the kits are reusable and can partially be combined.

The collection for long-haul flights from Switzerland includes a practical passport holder, a travel toiletries bag with inner pockets and a longer bag with an inner pocket. On long-haul flights to Switzerland Business Class travellers will be offered a high-quality metal tin that is modelled on the Victorinox suitcase design and can find further use as a pen or pencil box.

Every kit contains a toothbrush and toothpaste, a lip salve, a sleep mask, socks and earplugs. The new Victorinox Business Class amenity kits will be available in Business Class on SWISS flights for the next three years.

That’s a lot of different Business Class kits and, as these are pretty collectible, expect to see these turning up on eBay any day now 🙂