5 New and Revamped Airport Lounges to Look Forward to

From family zones to pasta stations, these lounge facilities look set to enthrall frequent flyers.

Photo: Qantas

1. Qantas

Qantas has recently unveiled plans to overhaul its international business class lounge at Sydney Airport in the third quarter of 2018. Scheduled to reopen by the end of next year, the revamped lounge will feature 30 per cent more seating area, a family zone, a full-service bar, cuisine by Australian chef Neil Perry, as well as service by hotel brand Sofitel. The facility itself, will be designed by David Caon, the same man behind the interiors of the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

More information here.

2. Cathay Pacific

Come March 22, Cathay Pacific will open its new lounge The Deck at Hong Kong International Airport. Formerly known as the Dragonair G16 lounge, the facility will be the first of the carrier’s Hong Kong lounges to be helmed by new operator Sodexo. The highlight of the facility is an open-ceiling, L-shaped veranda which overlooks the airport’s runway.

More information here.

Photo: Bangkok Airways

3. Bangkok Airways

Late last year, Bangkok Airways welcomed two new lounges at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The Boutique Lounge and the Blue Ribbon Club are both located opposite Gate D7 at the airport’s concourse D. The former, the larger of the two, comes with amenities like a computer room, 120 seats, newspapers, and snacks. The latter features a private shower room, alongside massage service.

More information here.

4. Lufthansa

Early last month, Lufthansa opened a new lounge at Milan Malpensa Airport. Located in the airport’s Departures Area A of Terminal 1, the facility is decked out with designer Vitra furniture and can fit 117 guests. Guests can enjoy barista-brewed coffee as well as food like Italian aperitifs and made-to-order pasta dishes.

More information here.

Photo: Malaysian Airways

5. Malaysia Airlines

While Malaysia Airlines has been revamping a couple of its lounges in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, including its Regional Lounge, we’re most excited about its latest International Golden Lounge in the Satellite Building. This newly opened facility pays homage to the country’s modern heritage, incorporating elements of Malaysian culture, arts, food, and architecture.

More information here.

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