Air New Zealand, Star Alliance carrier, was chosen for the design and management of the new Star Alliance lounge at the airport in Los Angeles. The structure was commissioned by Los Angeles Airports Worldwide, which has allocated $ 1.7 billion for the rehabilitation and renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
It will be the 1st Star Alliance branded lounge to be characterized by an innovative design concept, designed to meet the evolving needs of the passengers. The lounge of the airport of Los Angeles was designed by the architectural firm Gensler, world renowned, and will be based on LA modernist architecture of the 50s and 60s. The lounge will be divided into well-defined spaces, in order to meet the diverse needs of passengers who will now have the option to choose between social spaces and spaces more comfortable.
“I would like to thank Air New Zealand for agreeing to conduct this project – said Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance – Over the years, the company has earned a reputation for product innovation and I am sure that this will answer our needs perfectly. ”
“It is for us a source of ‘Star Alliance pride that we have entrusted a project as prestigious as this- said Roger Poulton, General Manager Americas at Air New Zealand – We are extremely pleased to be working with the other companies and to create a new Star Alliance lounge which could be widely appreciated by our customers, who come from very different cultures. ”
The opening of the new lounge is scheduled for May 2013 and will replace the current Star Alliance lounge, opened in 2007, as well as the Air New Zealand lounge at Terminal 2, as the carrier will be Tom Bradley International Terminal transferred to the beginning of 2014.