October 21, 2015

Review: Swissport Executive Lounge, Area A Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)

Trip to Athens and Warsaw flying on Aegean, LOT and SAS in Business Class

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Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport

Date of visit: October 16, 2015

Location:  Departure Area A, first floor opposite gate A13
Access:  Business Class passengers flying on Aegean, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Delta, Croatia Airlines, etc
Opening hours:  Daily 4am-11:30pm


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport lounge access signage

Seating


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport seating


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport seating


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport seating


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport seating

Workstation


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport workstations with free wifi inside the lounge


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport reading materials

Dining

Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport dining area


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport dining area


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport buffet


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport buffet


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport bar


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport buffet


Feta-cheese tomato sandwich, smoked salmon sandwhich, cheese, Amstel beer, etc

Smoking Room

Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport smoking room

Massage Area


The massage area was temporarily closed during my visit

Toilet


Swissport Executive Lounge, Athens Airport gentlemen's toilet

CONCLUSION

After visiting the Lufthansa Business Lounge and the Aegean Business Lounge, I headed to Area A where my flight was departing and where I had access to the Swissport Executive Lounge. This is no doubt the nicest lounge of the three primarily because it is being used by big airlines like Qatar Airways and Etihad. The lounge has a separate smoking room, a massage area (which was temporarily closed), workstations, an aquarium dividing the two dining tables and there are toilets as well. Unfortunately, the food selection on the buffet was quite basic with only donuts (donuts with cheese, donuts with sausage, etc) and some sandwiches. There was no warm food unlike the Lufthansa Lounge in Area B Schengen. Overall, this is a very nice and spacious lounge with modern design although the food selection from the buffet could have been better.