Alaska Airlines has announced plans to open a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 this summer.
The carrier, which recently joined the oneworld alliance, will move into the former American Airlines Admirals Club space in Terminal 2.
Sangita Woerner, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience, Alaska Airlines, commented: “We’re always looking for ways to be more responsive to our guests and offer amenities that make travel more relaxing. SFO has been the top-requested Alaska Lounge location by our guests for years. So many people are dreaming of travel this year, so we want to open up our newest Alaska Lounge as quickly and efficiently as possible – and renovating this space in Terminal 2 allows us to do that.”
When completed, the new lounge will be Alaska’s second largest lounge at just under 10,000 sq ft, behind Alaska’s flagship lounge in Seattle’s North Satellite Terminal. The space is centrally located in Terminal 2, with easy access to additional dining and shopping options for guests.
The Alaska Lounge at SFO joins seven other lounge locations in the Alaska Airlines portfolio in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, and Anchorage.
The Lounge will include an espresso bar staffed by a trained barista, a full bar featuring complimentary local craft brews, West Coast wines and spirits and a wide selection of dining options such as made-to-order pancakes, steel-cut oatmeal, fresh salads and soups.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the opening of the Alaska Lounge at SFO,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “As the recovery of air travel continues, travellers can look forward to more and more amenities at SFO. The Alaska Lounge offers a great way for people to relax, recharge, and enjoy the friendly service that they’re known for.”
Meanwhile, the carrier has also announced that it will be updating its Lounge membership structure from October to give members more options and flexibility. Starting this autumn, Alaska will offer two tiers for Lounge memberships: Alaska Lounge and Alaska Lounge Plus.
With the standard Alaska Lounge membership, members will receive access to all Alaska Lounges, while Lounge Plus members will also receive access to an extended network of partner airline lounges across the country when flying Alaska – including all American Airlines Admirals Clubs.