SkyTeam reopens sustainably-driven Sydney Lounge

SkyTeam Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers flying from Sydney will now have access to a recently-reopened SkyTeam dedicated lounge, located airside near Gate 24 at Pier B in the International Terminal.

The Sydney Lounge underwent refurbishment when international travel was suspended, and has been redesigned with sustainability in mind.

Guests can expect a fresh and brighter space, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows offering views across the runway and abundant plants. In total, there are 149 chairs and ottomans, which have been reupholstered using GREENGUARD-certified upholstery to reduce landfill waste.

Other sustainable efforts include eliminating single-use items such as plastic straws and stirrers; installing water-saving cisterns and shower heads in showers and bathrooms; deploying movement sensor smart technology to save energy; and participating in the airport’s waste recycling programme.

Those looking to refuel can enjoy an à la carte menu served up by in-house chefs using locally-sourced, fresh produce including sustainable fish. Aside from a live-cooking station, a self-service buffet featuring hot and cold international dishes is available all day. There will also be a bartender on hand to serve up a selection of Australian red, white and sparkling wines, spirits and barista coffees, along with soft drinks and sodas.

The lounge is open from two hours prior to the first flight until the final departure of the day for eligible customers flying on China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air.

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