SEATTLE- Alaska Airlines (AS) has dedicated significant resources to elevate the experience of its Lounges; recently, it reopens the renovated D Concourse Lounge in Seattle.
With a commitment to continuous improvement, the airline has invested $30 million over the past five years. To expand and enhance its Lounge facilities. Further, ensuring they remain spacious and inviting.
Alaska Airlines Reopens Concourse Lounge
After an extensive five-month renovation, Alaska Airlines is proud to unveil the newly transformed D Concourse Lounge. It is situated in the hometown airport in Seattle. Subsequently, this complete overhaul marks the first renovation the site has seen in almost two decades.
The refurbished Lounge now matches the outstanding quality of the highly acclaimed N Concourse and C Concourse Lounges. Further, the reopening on June 21 promises to captivate visitors with its impressive features.
The remodeled Lounge boasts a 50% increase in seating capacity. Further accommodating more guests than ever before. The addition of the popular loungers on the mezzanine level offers an ideal spot to relax, unwind, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Responding to the requests of travelers rushing to their gates, Alaska Airlines has installed a new barista station on the first level of the Lounge. Subsequently, the members and guests can now indulge in hand-crafted espresso beverages or grab a quick cup of brewed coffee to-go.
The barista station also provides a comfortable gathering place for those looking to linger and savor their beverages.
The redesigned Lounge features an improved layout, offering seamless navigation for visitors. Further, a dedicated bar space has been incorporated to efficiently serve complimentary craft brews and an impressive selection of West Coast wines and spirits.
In addition, Alaska Airlines has expanded its hot food options, ensuring that guests are treated to a delightful culinary experience throughout the day.
Emphasizing its commitment to creating a soothing and inspiring environment, Alaska Airlines collaborated with renowned Coast Salish artist Louie Gong (Nooksack) to showcase his captivating artwork in the Lounge.
Gong’s masterpieces reflect traditional Coast Salish art fusion with influences from his mixed heritage and urban surroundings, resonating with diverse communities and cultures.
Sangita Woerner, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience at Alaska Airlines expressed pride in the efforts to ensure that each Lounge provides a sanctuary for members and guests.
She emphasized that the revamped D Concourse Lounge in Seattle is poised to become a popular destination for travelers, offering thoughtful touches such as convenient access to delectable hand-crafted beverages and comfortable seating arrangements.
Expansion and Future Plans
Alaska Airlines has focused on revamping the D Concourse Lounge and extended its efforts to other locations. The C Concourse Lounge in Seattle has been expanded by 3,000 square feet. Further accommodating an additional 60 seats.
A new patio space in Portland has been introduced at the Concourse C Lounge. While the newly renovated Concourse B now features an ‘express lounge. Further, these enhancements have resulted in a remarkable 60% increase in Lounge seating capacity at both airports.
Alaska Airlines has ambitious plans to improve its Lounge offerings further. A new lounge is being planned at San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 as operations transition to that section of the airport in 2024.
Additionally, a new Flagship Lounge, spanning over 10,000 square feet, is scheduled to open in Portland by 2025-26. Further taking inspiration from the award-winning Flagship Lounge at the N Concourse in Seattle.
Alaska Airlines values its Lounge members and strives to provide an inclusive experience. Immediate family members and up to two guests can accompany Lounge members at no extra charge.
Furthermore, Alaska MVP Gold, Gold 75K, and Gold 100K members enjoy Lounge access. When traveling on a Oneworld member airline to a destination outside of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.
Alaska Airlines also extends Lounge access to First Class guests on flights exceeding 2,100 miles. A privilege not offered by other airlines. Passengers with paid or awarded First Class tickets for long-haul and coast-to-coast flights can enjoy same-day access to the Lounges.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve over 120 destinations. Across the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico. The airline prides itself on exceptional customer service. It operates an industry-leading loyalty program, Mileage Plan.
As a member of the Oneworld alliance and in collaboration with its global partners, Alaska Airlines allows guests to travel to over 1,000 destinations on more than 25 airlines. Further earning and redeeming miles on flights worldwide.
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