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Star Alliance Opens Second Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Star Alliance unveiled its newest lounge at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), a new 14,000-square-foot space in Terminal 1.

Here’s what to know about this pre-departure enclave — and who can get access.

A New Star Alliance Lounge at CDG

On October 12, 2023, Star Alliance opened the doors to its newest airport lounge at CDG, designed by Gensler, the same firm that also created the alliance’s Los Angeles lounge in 2013.

The lounge features ample natural light with a glass façade and runway views, along with local art scattered throughout the space. A wine bar from Gerard Bertrand includes varieties from the South of France, while a tea salon offers an assortment of brews from around the world. For travelers looking to get refreshed, there’s a spacious outdoor courtyard and well-appointed shower suites.

“Our new Paris lounge expands the count of Star Alliance branded lounges to 7 worldwide and takes the airport lounge experience to new heights,” said Christian Draeger, Star Alliance’s Vice President for Customer Experience. “Whether it is the design, decor, or the F&B experience, we have carefully curated the lounge for a multi-sensorial experience for guests departing from the dazzling city of Paris.”

Star Alliance’s newest CDG lounge. Image Credit: Star Alliance

This is the second Star Alliance lounge operating in Terminal 1. The first lounge, refurbished in 2019 and located outside of security on Level 10, serves passengers departing on intra-Schengen flights from Gates 50 to 78 along with guests from various lounge access programs departing from all gates.

How To Get Access

To get access to this Star Alliance Lounge, travelers must have a first or business class ticket or Star Alliance Gold status on a member airline departing from Gates 10 to 38 in Terminal 1. In addition, United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members may also access the lounge.

Hot Tip:

To achieve Star Alliance status, members must accrue status through their respective partner airlines. To learn all about Star Alliance, read our full guide to the Star Alliance program.

Final Thoughts

Though Paris is firmly SkyTeam territory thanks to home airline Air France, there are a whopping 20 Star Alliance member carriers that offer 464 departures per week from CDG. As such, this new lounge is sure to be a welcome addition for those Star Alliance travelers looking to enjoy a glass of French wine, get work done, or enjoy the outdoor courtyard before a flight.

About Chris Dong

Chris is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on timely travel trends, points and miles, hot new hotels, and all things that go (he’s a proud aviation geek and transit nerd). Formerly full time at The Points Guy, his work can now be found at AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Washington Post, and Lonely Planet, among others


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