Paris Orly Airport. Words that can send shivers down anyone’s spine. However, there’s news of a welcome change at the airport, with the launch of a new lounge.
The lounge is called 212 Orly West, and is operated by OpenSkies and British Airways… and it looks… rather nice.
The lounge takes its inspiration from the New York loft and actually looks rather nice for it.
The lounge is open to a range of customers including:
- OpenSkies Biz Bed customers travelling to New York
- British Airways Club Europe customers travelling to London Heathrow
- British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver Members
- oneworld Emerald and Sapphire card holders
More importantly, the lounge is located after security in Hall 3 of Orly Airport – compared to the previous lounge used. This means you can clear formalities, and spend time relaxing in the lounge near the gate for your plane – as opposed to rushing halfway across an airport and clear security.
Previously, OpenSkies and British Airways used the Iberia Sala VIP lounge at Orly… and it’s a bit of a sad place. As well as being in a completely different hall in the public area – it felt like an uncared bit of Iberia in Paris (have a peek at my review here).
The new lounge is open 6:30-20:00 every day, with catering optimised for the both British Airways and OpenSkies flights.
And it looks like one hell of an improvement from the old Sala VIP lounge that was used in the past.
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