SWISS will be opening its brand new First Lounge A at Zurich Airport on Monday 5 March. Pictures offered up by the airline reveal a swanky space with its own à la carte restaurant and barista bar serving a wide range of Swiss grappas and further fruit brandies.

Open to First Class travellers and HON Circle Members of the Lufthansa Group, the 650-square-metre lounge is found in Terminal A, accessible via an escalator from the Terminal A departure concourse.

With its bright oiled-oak parquet floor, its Jura limestone walls and its elegant furnishings by Swiss designers such as Vitra and de Sede, the new lounge has been designed in the style of the existing SWISS First Lounge in the airport’s Terminal E.

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Along with its check-in facilities and its own security checkpoint, the lounge offers lounge suites, a lounge club with inviting leather sofas, a business zone and a meeting room with a view of the apron area.

Further facilities include a relaxation room with two loungers and a smokers’ lounge with its own outside section and a choice of fine whiskies

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The centrepiece of the new SWISS First Lounge A is its extensive barista bar, at which guests can sample various speciality coffees and choose from over 100 Swiss grappas and further fruit brandies.

On the culinary front, the new lounge offers both an à la carte restaurant and a front cooking option. So every guest is free to decide whether they wish to be served their food and drinks or prefer to help themselves.

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The lounge will be open daily from 05:30 to 22:30.

Coinciding with the announcement of this new lounge, SWISS also revealed an exclusive new chauffeur service for its inbound First Class customers flying into Zurich this summer. The service will collect the customer from the aircraft door and take them directly to the relevant passport or security control in Terminal A or B.