Star Alliance is set to open a new branded lounge at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in 2019. The alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding with the airport, in which it has agreed on space allocation to facilitate the establishment of a Star Alliance-branded lounge at the airport. The move is part of plans to develop co-located check-in, gate facilities and connection services within Guangzhou’s Terminal 1, for use by the 10 Star Alliance member carriers that use the airport (Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Thai Airways). Star Alliance recently opened its seventh branded lounge at Rome Fiumicino, joining existing locations at Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Nagoya (Japan), Paris CDG, Rio and Sau Paulo. Jeffrey Goh, CEO of Star Alliance, said lounge access is continually rated as a key Alliance benefit by  premium customers.