Gensler designs Korean Air’s new lounge at LAX

Korean Air, considered as America’s largest Asian airline, has unveiled its new lounge for Prestige and First class passengers and SkyTeam members at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Located on the fifth floor in LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, the new lounge was created by Gensler, a global integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm.

The new 305 seat, 14,208-square-foot lounge is 68 percent larger and can accommodate 135 more passengers than the previous facilities. In addition, the lounge offers exclusive services for travelers, including four private lounge rooms, shower booths and a balcony offering panoramic views of the entire terminal.

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As a flagship carrier of South Korea, Korean Air also installed a drawing of the Changdeok Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, at its entrance. This is to showcase Korea’s beauty to passengers from around the world.

Korean Air currently operates an A380 from Los Angeles twice a day. The carrier is adding a second A380 flight from New York this May. Earlier this year, Korean Air also announced a daily service from Houston also starting this May.

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