Air France’s new business class lounge at Orly Airport is classy, elegant and inviting. As the airline continues to expand and update its lounges around the world, one of the ones we’re looking forward to is the Air France business class lounge at CDG, scheduled to open at the end of 2020.

Air France has partnered with Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, two French designers who work together and are known for their exquisite taste when it comes to designing spaces both small and large. The Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Air France, Catherine Villar, said Jouin and Manku came together “to create an iconic new lounge…and enhance the very French notion of hospitality, combining pleasure and poetry”.

The new lounge will span almost 37,674 square feet of space across two floors in Terminal 2F, between the two boarding sections. The design duo stated, “we are very proud to be embarking on this new project alongside Air France. With this new lounge, we wish to offer the airline’s customers a real moment suspended in time before take-off. At the heart of the lounge, a “runway view”, a huge curved window with a view of the sky, will reinforce the impression of being in a bubble of serenity at the heart of the airport. We have designed an intuitive space that every customer can enjoy, whatever the time of day.”

Air France travelers who are leaving from or connecting to flights in the Schengen area will be able to access the new Air France business class lounge at CDG as long as they are flying in business class or hold a SkyTeam Silver, Gold or Platinum status.