Cathay Pacific Opens New HK Airport Lounge

Cathay Pacific has opened The Cabin, the airline’s latest passenger lounge at Hong Kong International Airport.

Designed by London-based architectural firm Foster + Partners, it is located by Gate 23 on the airport’s central concourse.

The Cabin is the latest addition to the collection of Cathay Pacific Group lounges at HKIA, which includes three other departure lounges – The Wing, The Pier, G16 – and The Arrival for passengers flying into Hong Kong.

The new lounge is separated into five zones – The Reception, The IT Zone, The Deli, The Health Bar and The Relaxing Zone.

New dining concepts include a delicatessen, where made-to-order hot sandwiches, fresh antipasti and salads are available, and The Health Bar – a reworking of Cathay Pacific’s popular Long Bar concept which also serves freshly squeezed juices and hot or cold Chinese herbal teas.

Expected to be a big talking point in the new lounge is the innovative new Cathay Solus Chair – a purpose-built unit where lounge guests can eat, work and relax.

The Cabin is a premium lounge open to First and Business Class passengers, Silver and above Marco Polo Club members, and Sapphire and above Oneworld members.

Opening hours are from 5:30am until the last departure.

With the opening of The Cabin, Cathay Pacific will begin a phased renovation of its flagship lounge, The Wing, beginning from the fourth quarter of 2010.