Photos: Qatar Airways opens new Paris Charles de Gaulle lounge

Photos: Qatar Airways opens new Paris Charles de Gaulle lounge

Oneworld alliance member Qatar Airways now boasts its own luxury business class and first class lounge at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, with seating for more than 200 guests.

Located in Terminal 1 and spanning over 1,000 square metres, it’s a significant upgrade from the Air France Salon Premiere lounge previously offered in the French capital: now with a far more modern look and feel, beginning in the dining area with both traditional tables and colourful booth seats…

… and observed also in the relaxation zone with a central water feature, surrounded by seating for solo flyers, duos and groups, plus a number of semi-private nooks off to the sides:

Elsewhere: two roof terraces from which passengers can spot the Eiffel Tower, shower facilities, both male and female prayer rooms, Mac computers and a brasserie and deli aside a fully-stocked bar and barista coffee station:

Naturally, wireless Internet access is available throughout, with the lounge now open to Qatar Airways’ business class and first class travellers departing from Paris.

Australian Business Traveller has contacted Qatar Airways to determine whether Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald frequent flyers – including Qantas Gold/Platinum and Qatar Airways Privilege Club Gold/Platinum – can also access this lounge when booked in economy, and will provide an update once confirmed.

Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
 

11 comments

  • fxdxdy

    fxdxdy

    20 Jan, 2017 01:04 pm

    Oh la la!           
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  • gaschmon

    gaschmon

    20 Jan, 2017 01:43 pm

    A massive improvement on the previous lounge facilities that I visited in March Last year.
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  • TheRealBabushka

    TheRealBabushka

    20 Jan, 2017 02:08 pm

    Thank you Chris for checking re OWE/OWS in Y. Look forward to hear updates.
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  • Jeffrey ONeill

    sydboy007

    20 Jan, 2017 03:36 pm

    can't wait to try the lounge out in May.  Had been disappointed when reading what was on offer previously.  My F flight to BKK got a whole lot better.
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  • jubbing

    jubbing

    20 Jan, 2017 05:37 pm

    This is great - The lounge way so bad when I visit it last year, I decided to just sit at the food court instead while I wait (not that long). 

    Looking forward to this whenever I get to go with Qatar again!
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  • PunditShafton

    PunditShafton

    20 Jan, 2017 10:39 pm

    It looks like Qatar Airways is more classier than Air France! I have always enjoyed Qara
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  • gazzaoak

    gazzaoak

    21 Jan, 2017 09:54 am

    I find it a bit odd ball seeing Qatar using terminal 1, since i heard terminal 1 at CDG is generally for star alliance flights
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  • Steve Doyle

    Steve Doyle

    23 Jan, 2017 12:20 pm

    Looks very nice, and very similar to Qatar's London Heathrow T4 lounge. Eager to hear about the lounge access rules as Qatar is known for doing its own thing when it comes to OneWorld members!
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  • Manny Debeer

    ataraxis

    25 Jan, 2017 03:38 pm

    Is this the same terminal CX departs from? I assume CX F boarding pass will get me in?
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  • Chris Chamberlin

    ChrisCh

    26 Jan, 2017 12:56 am

    Cathay Pacific uses a different terminal, unfortunately.
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  • moa999

    moa999

    1 Feb, 2017 11:09 pm

    Report on AFF that OW elites flying Y are NOT given access to this lounge, and instead provided with an invite to the iCare Lounge - so it looks like QRs special rules from DOH and LHR are also in force here.

    Seemingly a BKK and BEY lounge are also under construction.
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