I travel a lot between Canada and India, and flying throne seats on Swiss Business Class with a layover in Zurich is my comfort zone. However, the tired Swiss Panorama lounge in terminal E, operated by swissport were a major let down until 2016. The new Swiss Business lounge Zurich is an absolute game changer, arguably, the best business lounge in the world!

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Check in desk – Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

A well stocked shelf of reading options

The lounge is a long passage with stylish wooden flooring and seating available on both sides.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

The seating in the lounge is of a wide variety, with wooden tables and chairs, bar stools overlooking the terrace and leather chairs – something for everyone. The lounge decor was simple and elegant, with plenty of natural light and private spaces.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Seating across from the live breakfast station

 

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Seating with a panoramic view

The lounge also includes six work stations with comfortable chairs, desk space with power outlet and lots of privacy.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Work Stations in Swiss Business lounge Zurich

And if working in a lounge is not your idea of layover, the pods with leather recliners are very comfortable and offer a great space to snooze.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Relaxing pods with conformable chairs and multimedia setup

The comfortable leather seats across the lounge were equipped with several styles of power outlets, which is a great touch for passenger convenience.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Power outlets at each seat

I was in the lounge really early in the morning with only a handful to people around. The complimentary WiFi was incredible and I was able to stream and upload pictures/videos with ease. The WiFi code is provided at check-in, worked on two devices and is valid for 24 hours.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

24 hour complimentary WiFi in the lounge

The star attraction of the lounge is the terrace deck that offers incredible views of the mountains, landing strip and birds-eye view of the flight gates – an avgeek delight!

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Seating overlooking the terrace

 

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

The terrace deck at Swiss Business lounge Zurich

As an aviation enthusiast, it is quite the experience to sit and watch some of the best airlines in the world “do their thing”.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

View from the terrace deck

Swiss Business lounge Zurich goes a step ahead and offers binoculars on the deck to soak in the mountains and the flight landings!

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Complimentary binoculars on the terrace

With the right weather and company, the terrace offers THE BEST way to spend a few hours at Zurich airport.

Food in Swiss Business lounge Zurich

The extensive spread of food included everything from made-to-order food, sweet and savory snacks and premium selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. The open concept kitchen is definitely the highlight as the chef whips up omelettes, pastas and risottos among other mouth watering delicacies.

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Live food station

 

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

What about that breakfast with a view!

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Breakfast with a view

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Premium wines, beers and juices

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Yogurt and Muesli options

 

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Fresh fruit and snack options

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Liquor station

 

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Premium wine selection

Swiss Business lounge Zurich

Coffee Station

Take Away

Swiss Business lounge Zurich in terminal E, is my favorite business lounge in the world and one I look forward to each time I fly through Zurich. The lounge is accessible to passengers flying business class Gold status members of the Star Alliance network.