A new Star Alliance lounge was opened at Rome Fiumicino Airport on Friday. It is located on the upper level of Boarding Zone D in Terminal 3 and can be used by Business and First Class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold Card holders travelling to European destinations in the Schengen Zone.

The lounge at FCO is the seventh one to join the exclusive line-up of Star Alliance-branded lounges with local flair. The other six are located in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Nagoya, Paris CDG, and Sao Paolo. Another one is set to open in early 2019 in Amsterdam. In addition to that the 28 Star Alliance member airlines offer access to over a thousand lounges all over the world.

The lounge has spaces for working, relaxing and socialising and can accommodate up to 130 guests. Free Wi-Fi and power outlets are available.

As all other Star Alliance lounges, this lounge is designed to provide a unique local experience. It features Italian designer furniture and an Italian-inspired culinary experience which includes a staffed bar, signature dishes made on order, and a barista coffee station.

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The bar inside the new Star Alliance lounge at FCO

“Star Alliance has set itself the overall goal of improving the customer’s travel experience. Offering a premium lounge product is an integral part of this strategy. Our new Rome Lounge expands the network of Star Alliance branded lounges to seven and offers our customers flying from the ‘Eternal City’ a state of the art lounge experience,” said Vice President Customer Experience of Star Alliance, Christian Draeger.

“Improving the quality of the services we offer is our primary commitment. We have worked alongside Aviapartner and Star Alliance to create an innovative and functional space that speaks for the high standards of quality achieved by Fiumicino,” stated Ivan Bassato, Director of Airport Management for Aeroporti di Roma. The airport was presented with this year’s ACI Europe Best Airport award in the category for airports over 25 million passengers a few days ago.

Currently, Rome is served by 17 Star Alliance airlines that operate non-stop services to 25 destinations in 20 countries from the Italian capital.

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