oneworld has been expanding and revamping lounges around the world and has announced the first-ever in Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. The airport is the home to Russia’s most modern airline, S7 Airlines, and oneworld is “thrilled that the first oneworld branded lounge will be located at its hub”, said Rob Gurney, CEO of oneworld.

The Airline Alliance wants to place their lounges in airports where not one airline dominates an airport over others, rather oneworld wants their presence at an airport where there are multiple carriers coming in and out on a regular basis. As such, oneworld opted for Domodedovo Airport as its next project for opening up another one of their lounges.

The CEO of S7 Group, Anton Eremin, said “With Domodedovo Airport being our core hub we will be really glad to welcome passengers of our partner airlines in Moscow. We always strive to provide travelers with excellent service at any stage of their journey. I am sure that the opening of the new Domodedovo terminal and the oneworld branded business lounge will enable us to further enhance airport passenger experience”.

Currently, passengers flying in business class on oneworld airlines don’t have a specific lounge—this upcoming lounge will change that. And with over 12.6 million oneworld passengers served for most of 2019 at Domodedovo Airport, it’s evident that the new lounge is much-needed.

The Domodedovo Airport oneworld lounge exact opening date is still to be determined but will be sometime this year. Stay tuned for more information on what this lounge will look like in the upcoming months.