SkyTeam's Lounge Takes Customers to New Heights at Vancouver International Airport

SkyTeam's Lounge Takes Customers to New Heights at Vancouver International Airport

• SkyTeam’s first branded lounge in the Americas
• SkyTeam now offers its customers more lounges than any other alliance

Vancouver, November 15, 2017 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has officially opened its latest branded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This marks SkyTeam’s first lounge in the Americas and seventh worldwide. The new lounge is designed to offer SkyTeam customers a high-end, pre-flight experience and features a wide range of amenities, including locally sourced food and beverages.

The 528 square-metre lounge (5,600 square feet) is comprised of two separate wings and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the runway and mountains in the distance. The lounge is managed on behalf of SkyTeam by Global Lounge Network and is situated close to luxury retail outlets by Gate 53 in the all-new Duty Free area in the International Terminal.

“Vancouver is a key SkyTeam gateway between the rest of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. A shared lounge enables our members to offer an elevated airport experience to their top customers, while strengthening our brand in the market,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO.

SkyTeam’s Vancouver lounge is available to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers.  Highlights include:

  • Buffet that provides a taste of what Vancouver has to offer, including hot and cold meals created using fresh local produce and West Coast smoked salmon
  • Noodle bar for made-to-order meals cooked by an in-house chef
  • Wide range of beverages, including beers from local microbreweries and a selection of wines from local vineyards
  • Seating for 126 guests across two wings where customers can catch up with work in a dedicated business area or watch the latest news in a separate TV room
  • Showers with all the amenities needed to freshen up pre-flight

“YVR prides itself on offering exceptional customer experiences and we are thrilled to now have a SkyTeam branded lounge as another premium amenity available to passengers travelling through our airport,” said Scott Norris, Vice President of Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We are proud that SkyTeam chose YVR as their first North American location to showcase their lounge product. This demonstrates our strong partnership and reinforces that YVR is internationally recognized as a top airport.”

The new lounge in Vancouver is SkyTeam’s seventh branded lounge with others located in major hubs around the world including Dubai, London Heathrow, Hong Kong, Sydney, Istanbul and Beijing.

SkyTeam member airlines serving YVR are Aeroméxico, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Xiamen Airlines, with up to 75 weekly departures, with access to the lounge.  

For more information about SkyTeam Lounges, click here.

Media Contacts:

  • Klara Zakis, Manager Corporate and Internal Communications on

E: Klara.Zakis@Skyteam.com T: 020-333-3063      

About SkyTeam:
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 600+ lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 730 million customers each year on more than 16,609 daily flights to 1,074 destinations in 177 countries.

www.skyteam.com / www.facebook.com/skyteam / www.youtube.com/user/skyteam

About Vancouver Airport Authority:

Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, YVR served 22.3 million passengers in 2016. Fifty-six airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 125 non-stop destinations worldwide. In 2016, YVR received CAPA Centre for Aviation’s prestigious Airport of the Year Award and was voted Best Airport in North America for the eighth consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2017. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2016 donated more than $1,000,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.

www.yvr.ca /@yvrairport