There are four Priority Pass partner lounges at Vienna Schwechat International Airport. The two Priority Pass lounges in Terminal 2 are the Air Lounge and Jet Lounge and two Priority Pass lounges in Terminal 3 are the Sky Lounge Schengen and Sky Lounge Non-Schengen.
If you’re flying Austrian Airlines or one of their Star Alliance partner airlines, you will most likely be departing from Terminal 3, with access to either the Sky Lounge Schengen or the Sky Lounge Non-Schengen. This review is specifically for the Sky Lounge Schengen but both lounges are fairly similar so you’ll get a good idea of what to expect from the Sky Lounge Non-Schengen as well.
Both lounges are located airside. The Sky Lounge Schengen is located in the F Gates but it can also be accessed by passengers departing from the G Gates. After passport and the security control, take the elevator up to the 2nd floor and follow the signs for the airline lounges. The Sky Lounge will be located on your right, adjacent to the Austrian Business Lounge.
The opening hours are from 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. The Sky Lounge Schengen is not the best lounge by any means but it’s perfectly acceptable for some rest and relaxation before your next flight.
The décor is simple, modern and clean with soft ambient lighting and floor-to-ceiling dividers to the give the guests privacy and a sense of defined spaces. The main seating area is located in the center of the lounge with a variety of seating options including armchairs, couches and recliners for both solo travelers and those traveling with others.
There’s plenty of seating but there are no day rooms, sleeper pods or other places to keep your feet up or get some shuteye. And other than the early morning hours, the lounge does get crowded (and loud) so bring some noise-canceling headphones.
Boarding announcements are not made in the lounge but there are display boards located throughout the lounge to monitor your flight.
If you need to get some work done, there is an enclosed business center with several workstations to send out those last-minute emails or otherwise be productive. Airport WiFi is provided throughout the lounge and electrical outlets are located by most of the seating areas.
The dining room and self-serve buffet areas are located in the adjacent room. At the time of my visit, 3:00 PM on a Tuesday afternoon, there was a small selection of both hot and cold food items including steamed rice, chicken curry, miso soup, salad and desserts. There wasn’t a huge selection but everything on hand was pretty tasty.
For drinks, there are two espresso machines and a self-serve bar with a small selection of beers, wines and spirits.
If you’re connecting from a long-haul flight and need to freshen up, there is one shower room available for use. It’s a rather simple setup so don’t expect anything special. You’re basically looking at an individual shower room, soap dispenser and two towels. Like I said, it’s very basic but hey, it’s better than nothing.
Sky Lounge Vienna Airport Bottom Line
Overall, this was a decent lounge. It wasn’t massive by any means, but the Sky Lounge Schengen was clean and comfortable. I appreciated the shower room to freshen up and hot food items to fill my belly but the lounge did get crowded and loud at times. For a Priority Pass partner lounge, this was perfectly acceptable and you really can’t expect much more than this.
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The other trip reports in this series include:
- P.F. Chang’s, a Priority Pass Restaurant
- Austrian Airlines Economy Class, Los Angeles to Vienna
- Sky Lounge Vienna, a Priority Pass Lounge
- Sheraton Munich
- Lufthansa A380 Economy Class, Munich to Los Angeles