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Oneworld’s New Amsterdam Lounge Opens to Passengers

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Oneworld is slowly growing its network of branded airport lounges.

The first of its kind in Europe, and in collaboration with Aspire Lounges, opened its doors to passengers in Amsterdam (AMS) on Thursday, February 22, 2024, following swiftly on from the opening of the first-ever Oneworld lounge in Seoul at the end of 2023.

“The launch of our first oneworld-branded lounge in Europe, following on from our recent lounge opening at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, is a proud moment for everyone connected with the world’s leading airline alliance,” said Gerhard Girkinger, vice president of customer experience, delivery, and membership at Oneworld.

Here’s what you can expect from a visit to Amsterdam’s new Oneworld lounge.

Oneworld’s Colorful Lounge Opens in Amsterdam

Travelers on a Oneworld alliance flight departing Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport now have a dedicated lounge to relax in before their flight.

To be eligible for access, you’ll need to have a ticket with a Oneworld airline in either business or first class, or equivalent Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald status.

You’ll find the distinct entrance to the 473-square-meter lounge located in the non-Schengen departure area, around a 10-minute walk from the departure gates used by Oneworld airlines.

Oneworld lounge Amsterdam entrance
Welcome to the Oneworld Lounge, Amsterdam. Image Credit: Oneworld

The shapes, colors, and quirky fixtures and fittings make for a design and décor that couldn’t be further from the usual cookie-cutter lounges you might be used to.

“We have delivered a contemporary, premium lounge experience with typologies, fittings and furnishings that pay homage to life in the Netherlands,” said Jochem Straatman, art director at D/DOCK, the creative studio behind the lounge’s unique look and feel.

Oneworld lounge Amsterdam seating 2
Image Credit: Oneworld

Given that SkyTeam carriers dominate the airport, with KLM being the biggest carrier plus the strong presence of Delta, it might seem strange to need a Oneworld lounge.

However, Amsterdam is home to a total of 8 Oneworld Alliance member airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, and Royal Jordanian.

“As the alliance celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, it’s great to see that customers from all member airlines will benefit from access to Oneworld’s first branded lounge experience in Europe,” said Julio Rodriguez, chief commercial strategy officer at International Airlines Group.

On any given day, around 30 flights operated by Oneworld airlines use Amsterdam Schiphol, the majority of which are to and from London airports with British Airways, which will no longer have its own dedicated lounge at the airport.

Hot Tip:

Not familiar with the Oneworld Alliance? Check out our full guide including which airlines are part of the alliance as well as how reciprocal benefits work across the network.

Final Thoughts

The new Oneworld lounge in Amsterdam is a welcoming addition for premium passengers traveling with a Oneworld alliance airline or holding Sapphire or Emerald status. We hope for its ongoing success and eagerly anticipate the opening of more Oneworld lounges at airports worldwide.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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