Alaska Airlines reveals latest lounge development at San Francisco Airport T2

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Alaska Airlines has unveiled its plans to build a new 8,500ft² (790m²) top floor lounge in Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California, where guests will be treated to the highest viewpoint of any other domestic lounge at SFO with stunning sights of the Bay and runway.

Expected to open in 2020, the Alaska Airlines SFO lounge is the company’s first in T2 and is part of a multiyear commitment to invest in new lounge experiences at airports globally.

Annabel Chang, vice president of the Bay Area, Alaska Airlines, said, “We are thrilled to announce this landmark investment in the Bay Area that will provide guests flying through SFO with our modern and comfortable lounge experience.

“SFO is our second largest hub with an average of 150,000 passengers flying on a daily basis, and we want to ensure airport visitors can rest, relax and enjoy our wide array of lounge offerings.”

Lounge guests will be treated to a wide array of fresh and healthy food options, including Greek yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, and hardboiled eggs in the morning, and seasonal salads, soups and a tapas bar throughout the afternoon and evening. Those looking for something a bit more filling can purchase made-to-order meals such as an egg and brioche sandwich with caramelized onions, and Tillamook cheddar, or a Korean rice bowl with steamed vegetables, gochujang sauce and chicken or tofu.

The lounge bar will offer a selection of local microbrews on draft, West Coast wines and top-shelf spirits, such as California’s own Hangar 1 vodka.

Alaska Airlines opened its first East Coast lounge in April 2018 at JFK International Airport, New York, and the new flagship 15,800ft² (1,468m²) lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington, is expected to open in June.

In addition to opening a new lounge in SFO, Alaska is revitalizing the look-and-feel and upgrading the amenities of its lounges in Portland, Anchorage and Los Angeles.

Interested in lounge development? Check out the ‘Commercial Development, Retail, Concessions & Media’ stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London.

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