Although many assure that the downfall of airport lounges has already begun, an increasing number of passengers on international flights are still discovering and starting to appreciate the advantages of using these exclusive spaces, especially when they travel for work. As a holder of certain credit cards or as a member of popular frequent-flyer airline loyalty programs, one can be granted access to a VIP lounge in the boarding area instantly and at no cost, yet there are some other ways to enjoy this privilege and be able to spend the wait before boarding in a relaxed atmosphere, catching up with work, charging the battery of our electronic devices and having a glass of champagne or a delicious meal. In some cases, travellers may even take a nap or shower while in transit or prior to departure while in the lounge.
Will your travels take you to Rome –Italy– in the near future? If so, you are about to learn more about the airport lounges in Fiumicino International along with relevant info such as their opening hours, location inside the terminals and how to access them.
Star Alliance Lounge in Rome airport – Leonardo da Vinci
The recently inaugurated Star Alliance airport lounge in Fiumicino, Rome, enables the airline’s first-class and business-class flyers as well as those who have reached the Star Alliance Gold status to wait for their flight near the D gates in T3, specifically designated to embark towards Schengen destinations. Featuring capacity to accommodate 130 travellers at the same time and open from 5:15 am to 9:15 pm every day of the year, the lounge provides not only state of the art facilities that allows for the perfect ambiance for both rest and work but also a vast array of food choices, not forgetting the opportunity to indulge in a cup of freshly brewed authentic Italian coffee.
UPDATE: Emirates business airport lounge in Fiumicino International
From December 20th 2018 onwards, Emirates first class and business class passengers departing Rome can enjoy access to the Emirates Lounge in Fiumicino airport, located near gates E22-E24 in the boarding area. This service adds up to the private transfers and priority check-in privileges that frequent flyers already benefit from when travelling with the airline.
Nap rooms and showers at Fiumicino International airport in Rome: the Hello Sky lounge
Whether you are departing, arriving or experiencing a delay and regardless of the category of your plane ticket, this airport lounge located in the public zone of terminal 3 in Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino welcomes those with a confirmed reservation or a previously purchased pass so that they can spend a few hours, an entire day or a night inside their premises. Among its amenities we count complimentary WiFi, cosy seating area, meeting spaces, varied catering and more than 25 rooms with showers.
The Plaza Premium Lounge in Rome International airport
Passengers of international flights out of Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome are also invited to enjoy the comfort of the spacious Plaza Premium lounge located in the non-Schengen area of T3 and available around the clock every day of the week. In order to be granted admission, you may either purchase a pass or take advantage of your particular frequent-flyer program benefits. This airport lounge encompasses a bar and a buffet restaurant and seats for 300 travellers, providing them with top-notch hospitality, services and amenities. You will find showers inside this lounge as well.
Avia airport lounge in Leonardo Da Vinci – Rome airport (Fiumicino)
Accessible to passengers of all airlines and every flight category for a fee, the Avia lounge in Rome International airport caters to the needs of business and leisure travellers alike with ample facilities, meals and refreshments, spirits, coffee, magazines and papers, TV screens and innovative 3D virtual glasses. It is situated on the second floor of T3, next to boarding area D, and remains open between 5:30 am and 8:30 pm.
Other lounges in Rome-Fiumicino airport
As main hub for Alitalia, Leonardo da Vinci International airport in Rome hosts several of this carrier’s flagship lounges –referred to as “Casa Alitalia”- which can be found across the terminal buildings. If you are flying with this Italian airline, an agent can inform you of the different ways to benefit from this service.
I Mosaici and Le Anfore Business Class lounge are found in the Schengen zone and the Satellite area of terminal 3 respectively, and welcome passengers who are holders of frequent-flyer cards such as Club Lounge or Priority Pass, among others. While the former is used by Schengen passengers flying out of Rome only, the latter is an option for those heading towards non-Schengen destinations due to its specific location within the airport.
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