Alaska Airways to open lounge at San Francisco Worldwide Airport
Alaska will move into the former American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal 2
- Alaska Airlines will open a new lounge as soon as guests leave again
- The announcement comes as Alaska Airlines continues to expand its presence in the Bay Area
- When it opens, Alaska expects the lounge to create 30 jobs in the Bay Area
Alaska Airlines guests have the opportunity to relax in the new Alaska Lounge at San Francisco International Airport until late summer as the airline announces updated plans for travelers to the Bay Area. As part of this new plan, Alaska will move to the former American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal 2 so the airline can open a new lounge as soon as guests leave again.
“We’re always looking for ways to respond better to our guests and offer amenities that make traveling more relaxed. SFO has been the most requested Alaska Lounge location by our guests for years, ”said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience for Alaska Airlines. “So many people are dreaming of travel this year, so we want to open our newest Alaska Lounge as quickly and efficiently as possible – and the renovation of this space in Terminal 2 enables us to do so.”
The announcement comes as Alaska Airlines continues to expand its presence in the Bay Area. Alaska now offers more than 80 daily flights from the Bay Area (including SFO, San Jose and Oakland) and employs more than 1,700 people in the Bay Area. In June, Alaska will begin service from the SFO to Anchorage and Bozeman, Montana. Other current service announcements are:
- Recently put back into service in Honolulu and Maui by the SFO on April 4th
- At the beginning of April, SJC’s service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta was resumed
- New service to Missoula, Mont., By SJC starting May
When completed, this new lounge will be the second largest of the Alaska Lounges, covering nearly 10,000 square feet behind Alaska’s flagship lounge in Seattle’s North Satellite Terminal. This room is also centrally located in Terminal 2 and offers easy access to additional restaurants and shopping for guests. The Alaska Lounge at SFO connects seven other lounge locations in the Alaska Airlines portfolio in Seattle. Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; New York – JFK; and anchorage.
“We are very excited to welcome the opening of the Alaska Lounge at the SFO,” said Ivar C. Satero, Director of SFO Airport. “As air travel continues to recover, travelers can look forward to more and more amenities at SFO. The Alaska Lounge is a great way to relax, recharge your batteries, and enjoy the friendly service for which they are known. “
When it opens, Alaska expects the lounge to create 30 jobs in the Bay Area. More details and timing will be announced in the coming months.