Review: SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

Visited January 2016

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter

Where is it?

The SAS Lounge at Gothenburg Landvetter airport is located in the transit hall, not far from gate 17. After security control turn left and pass through the large taxfree shop and will find the lounge at the end to the right. The SAS Lounge is located next to the Menzies Lounge.

How do I get in?

A ticket in SAS Plus or in business class with a Star Alliance carrier will get you in. Star Alliance gold card holders flying SAS or another Star Alliance carrier from Gothenburg will also get in, irrespective of cabin class.

The transit hall at Landvetter airport was previously divided into a domestic section and an international section. As the lounge was located in the international transit hall it was not accessible to domestic passengers. However this has now changed. There is now just one common transit hall for all passengers, meaning the lounge can also be used for SAS domestic passengers. The lounge is located close to gate 17 which is mostly used for SAS departures to the capital city of Stockholm.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
The entrance

What’s it like?

The lounge reopened in June 2015 after a complete renovation with the introduction of the new lounge concept. At the same time the lounge was significantly enlarged with 120 new square metres, mainly occupying the space previously used for a kiosk.

The first sight after entering the lounge is the lobby with the reception desk where the boarding pass is scanned. In the lounge lobby there is also the new ‘Travel Self Service’ concept with two computers where it is possible to check in, make seat changes and book new tickets.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
The reception with the Travel Self Service area

The lounge has a magnificent view of the apron and the runway through the large panorama windows and the view is completely unobstructed. This is one of the highlights of the lounge and in fact one of the best airport views from any lounge in Europe.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Wonderful view through the panorama windows

Along the panorama windows there are armchairs while the space close to the self-service buffet is used for large circular bar tables for those who prefer to work or eat. As these are located closer to the entrance these are generally used by guests making only a short visit to the lounge. The tables also have the signature circular SAS lamps.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
The new lounge design

The new section of the lounge is located after a small corridor along the panorama windows facing the gates. In this area there are more armchairs in different colours and a long table with workstations. The toilets are also located in this area.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
More seats in the new part of the lounge
SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
The new part of the lounge, with a good apron view
SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Work stations

Food and drinks

The self-service buffet is located right after the reception and is significantly larger than before. It is divided into three tables – one table with food, one table with drinks, and one table with coffee, tea, fruit and snacks.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
The self-service buffet area

The food selection varies depending on the time of the day with a breakfast buffet in the morning until 10 am and cold food during the rest of the day, for example a pasta dish with different vegetables and bread rolls. Cheese and crackers are also available as well as fruits, cookies and cinnamon buns.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
The self service buffet area

The drinks are available from the centre table with red wine, white wine and Carlsberg beer available from a tap. Occasionally sparkling wine is also available. No spirits are offered in the lounge, but those with a Priority Pass will find a standard selection of spirits in the Menzies Lounge nextdoors. Non-alcoholic beverages are available from a dispenser and there is a modern coffee machine available.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Wine, beer, sodas and juices for self service
SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Breakfast buffet

Facilities

In the new section of the lounge, at the opposite end of the entrance, there are four booths for those who prefer to work or talk on the phone without being disturbed or disturbing other guests. These are available on a first come first basis with two phone rooms and two guest offices.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Phone rooms and guest offices

Free wireless internet is offered in the lounge, the password is available on signs throughout the lounge. There is also a small business centre with two desktop computers with internet access.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Business centre with internet computers

For those travelling with children there is a kids corner with toys and books.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Kids corner

Swedish and international newspapers are available from a stand as well as a selection of magazines. Newspapers are no longer offered onboard SAS flights, not even in premium cabins, instead newspapers are available for download through the SAS app, so this is a good chance to browse through a proper paper edition.

SAS Lounge, Gothenburg Landvetter
Newspapers and magazines

Final impression

This has always been a pleasant lounge to visit with the lovely apron view and the expansion has only made it better. The new design is quite attractive providing more colours to the interior. The selection of food and drinks is also wider and there are more seats than before. And a thumbs up to SAS for offering lounge access also to domestic passegers.

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