Premium Traveller lounge at Orly 1: very decent

Orly has changed a lot in the last few years, but we have had too little time to realize it with the pandemic that hit the second Parisian airport even harder than Roissy.

The return to normal is an opportunity to (re) discover this airport and its facilities. A trip to Barcelona on Iberia is an opportunity to rediscover what is now called Orly 1 and its Premium Traveller lounge.

As a reminder, the articles related to this trip

1LoungePremium Traveller Lounge Orly 1
2FlightParis Orly-Madrid – Iberia – Business Class
3FlightMadrid-Barcelona – Iberia – Business Class
4HotelHotel Arts Barcelona
5RestaurantXerta Barcelona 1*
7RestaurantLos Caracoles Barcelona
8RestaurantAngle Barcelona 2*
9FlightBarcelona-Madrid – Iberia – Business Class
10FlightMadrid-Paris Orly – Iberia – Business Class

Where is the Premium Traveller lounge at Orly 1 located?

Directly after the security checkpoint you have to turn right and go down one floor to reach the level from which the buses leave and the lounge is just at the bottom of the stairs or at the exit of the elevator.

It is very well indicated.


It is fairly close to the vast majority of gates, but you will have to walk a bit if you depart from the back of the terminal to reach your plane.

Who has access to the Premium Traveller lounge at Orly 1?

This is the lounge reserved for business or elite passengers of the airlines using the terminal. That is, to date Iberia, Air Europa, Vueling and Air Malta. The other airlines using the terminal have neither business class nor elites.

It is also available to Priority Pass members, but with restrictions on certain days in certain time slots.

It is finally accessible by paying either directly at the entrance or by booking on the Premium Traveller website.

What is the Premium Traveller lounge at Orly 1 like?

Its decoration is rather successful in an apartment living room style.


It is rather cosy and bright because it has a large bay window overlooking the tarmac even if the view is not very interesting.

A rather comfortable lounge.

Catering in the Premium Traveller lounge at Orly 1

We will say that it is basic but that the essential is there. This is what it looked like for a breakfast buffet.


Nothing to get excited about but nothing to be disappointed about either. The bread was not very fresh.

Ditto for the drinks, the essentials are there. There was no alcohol at that time of day.


The facilities of the Premium Traveller lounge at Orly 1

They are non-existent since even the toilets are outside.

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It is rather calm and hushed. Even before the COVID I never saw this lounge being noisy and unpleasant. It must be recognized that it receives few people: Iberia and Air Europa Orly welcomes only leisure airlines that send few or no customers to the lounge.

Bottom line

For a “contract lounge” dedicated to regional medium haul, this is a lounge that does the job. It is rather pretty, pleasant, with a correct but not indigent catering.

In this respect it reminds me a bit of the Vinga at Gothenburg: not enough to be amazed but one is happy that it exists and it does not disappoint. But a good notch below theBusiness Lounge in Tallinn to stay on comparable things.

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrin
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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