The freshly renovated lounge will offer space for up to 160 premium passengers to relax before boarding.

A SWISS Airbus A340-300 departing
Photo: SWISS

International travelers rejoice – SWISS is set to finally open its freshly refurbished Non-Schengen lounge at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

Growing spaces

The premium lounge, accessible to business and first class passengers, along with the Swiss flag carrier’s Senator and HON Circle Members, is back and ready for business, with a very expansive and stylish new space. Located in Zurich’s Terminal D within the transfer zone, the newly renovated lounge has been extended to over 650 square meters, offering travelers a unique view of the airport’s apron and the region’s mountainous scenery in comfort.

“I am delighted that we can again offer our travelers in Zurich Airport’s non-Schengen zone a lounge experience with outstanding service quality that fully meets all our premium aspirations and caters to the diverse needs of our customers,” explained Julia Hillenbrand, SWISS’ Head of Brand Experience.

“With its colours and its materials, our restyled lounge gives our guests a new and enhanced sense of comfort and well-being.”

SWISS’ Skytrax award-winning lounges have always been a popular choice with travelers and influencers, owing to their unique designs and relaxing atmosphere. The reopened lounge is no different, putting a fresh face on SWISS’ classic Alpine ski lodge style to provide passengers with a warm, cozy ambiance to chill out and grab something to eat before their flights. Adding to the aura of relaxation, the expanded lounge will provide SWISS’ premium passengers with various zones to accommodate all varying needs and requirements, including closed and open workstations, a rest zone with wing chairs, and even showers for a pre-travel refresh.

While a full menu has yet to be released, SWISS’ has got a jump on the food and beverage on offer, providing a wide array of cuisines with a “particular focus” on fresh and healthy items, all prepared in-house for guests.

The non-Schengen lounge will be open daily between 05:30 and 22:00, with space for up to 160 SWISS, Lufthansa Group, and other Star Alliance passengers traveling in business and first class.


Planning a holiday with SWISS? Along with its upgraded premium lounge, the carrier recently unveiled its upcoming “SWISS Senses” cabin interior, installed on its to-be-delivered Airbus A350-900 fleet.

SWISS Premium Economy on Airbus A340

Photo: SWISS

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The “air travel experience” will overhaul SWISS’ current in-flight offerings, upgrading seating across First, Business, and Economy, largely blending in with the airlines’ newly launched premium economy feature. The redesigned long-haul cabins apply SWISS’ classic design and color schemes, blending the luxurious Alpine flair with top-quality materials, set to give passengers a comfortable in-flight experience.

Features set to be installed on the A350s will include Human-Centric Lighting to alleviate jet lag, along with a completely overhauled inflight entertainment system with larger screens and more connection options for customers to use their devices.

Though a two-year wait, passengers can get a taste of the experience onboard any of SWISS’ Airbus A340-300 fleet, with SWISS Senses available in premium economy on flights from Zurich to Hong Kong (HKG), Johannesburg (JNB), and Chicago O’Hare (ORD).

Will you be visiting SWISS’ new non-Schengen lounge? Let us know in the comments.

  • Swiss Airbus A330-343 HB-JHJ (3)
    Photo: Vincenzo Pace – Simple Flying


    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Zurich Airport

    Year Founded:

    Star Alliance

    Airline Group:
    Lufthansa Group

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