There aren’t many lounges located in Terminal 1 of Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX). There was much talk about the new Avianca Lounge at the International Terminal 1 of MEX Airport which opened two months ago. The new Avianca lounge replaces the former American Express Platinum Centurion Club Lounge. I’m guessing it didn’t make sense to have 3 Amex Centurion Lounges at Mexico City International Airport.
The new Avianca Lounge is located in Terminal 1 of Mexico City Airport past security located next to Gate 31. The lounge opens daily from 4am to 12:30am midnight which is quite nice.
The Avianca Lounge is actually operated by the Global Lounge Network where the staff does not actually work for Avianca airlines. Be aware that the employees cannot help you with printing Avianca boarding passes or work with changing your flights because they are contracted by a third party.
I was able to access the Avianca Sala VIP Lounge using my Priority Pass membership card.
You can either take the elevator down to the lounge or take the stairs if you don’t have heavy luggage.
The lounge is bright white with red Avianca colors and there was plenty of seating available since I was the only guest.
There is also a long communal desk and a small business center with two computers and a printer/fax machine.
The buffet spread consisted of salad, two types of pasta, miniature sandwiches, savory snacks, and pound cake.
There is also a coffee machine, hot water dispenser, and tea.
Hard liquor and house wine was also available and canned beer from the mini fridge below.
Soft drinks are located in the miniature fridge below the buffet spread.
I had the salad and pasta which was decent.
Overall, I’m impressed with the new Avianca lounge but was sad to see the Amex Platinum Centurion T1 Club Lounge go away since I loved the spa and massage room. Avianca got rid of that room and now it’s replaced with the long communal table and business center. Even though this lounge is on the smaller side, I love the comfortable white leather seats. The Wi-Fi was impressively fast as well compared to the old Amex lounge which hardly worked at all. I highly recommend checking out this lounge if you have an international flight out of Terminal 1 near Gate 31.