Alaska Airlines to open new lounge at SFO this summer

The carrier is currently expanding its presence within the Bay Area, with more routes set to commence in June from San Francisco

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has revealed plans to open a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport later this summer, as the carrier reveals updated arrangements for Bay Area travellers.

Under the new proposals, the operator will move its operations into the former American Airlines Admirals space in Terminal 2 – enabling the lounge to open in time for the restoration of air travel.

The carrier is currently expanding its presence in the Bay Area, with over 80 daily flights in operation within the region.

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“We're always looking for ways to be more responsive to our guests and offer amenities that make travel more relaxing. SFO has been the top-requested Alaska Lounge location by our guests for years,” said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines senior vice president of marketing and guest experience.

"So many people are dreaming of travel this year, so we want to open up our newest Alaska Lounge as quickly and efficiently as possible – and renovating this space in Terminal 2 allows us to do that."

Services operated by the carrier to Anchorage and Bozeman, Montana from SFO will commence in June. Connections to Honolulu and Maui also resumed from April 4.

The new facility will be the second largest out of all the Alaska lounges, coming in at just under 10,000 sq ft. The space also has easy access to various dining and shopping facilities, as it is ideally located in the centre of Terminal 2.

The SFO lounge is one of seven within the carrier’s portfolio, including Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, New York/JFK and Anchorage.

It is expected that the new facility will create around 30 new jobs in the Bay Area.