Cathay Pacific lounges are located Internationally and in its home base in Hong Kong. They are regard as being of exceptional quality with a range of offerings – notably their signature noodle bar. There are multiple lounges overseas which are not split into a First and Business class offerings and 4 flagship lounges in Hong Kong to meet different passengers tastes and preferences.
Frequent Flyer Program
Cathay Pacific Marco Polo
Established in 1946, Cathay Pacific Airways is a founding member of Oneworld with its base in Hong Kong Hong Kong.
The airlines effectively has two loyalty programs: The loyalty program Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles, the travel reward program.
Lounge Access Rules
There are multiple ways to gain access into a Cathay Pacific lounge and unlike its Oneworld partners, it is not solely limited to class of travel or Oneworld Alliance status
While Cathay lists a couple of routes on their Own Website – it does not name them all.
Cathay Pacific Lounges:
Cathay unlike its other Oneworld members do not split their international spaces between First and Business class products. Instead, the airline has opted to splitting their lounges up into different zones for either relaxation, dining or for work. What this means is that Business Class guests receive something closer to a First Class experience, and First Class guests enjoy a greater variety of services thanks to the benefits of scale.
However in saying this, this merger of First and Business class lounge spaces is normally seen in their international products. Cathay’s product offering in their local market in Hong Kong is something quite unique for a carrier.
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Cathay Pacific Lounges:
The Wing is Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge in Hong Kong and recently completed renovations after originally opening in 1998. It is currently one of the only locations where Cathay Pacific offers a separate First Class Lounge, but all guests are made to feel welcome due to the sheer number and quality of amenities.
Cathay Pacific’s The Bridge, was designed by Foster + Partners and is now open near Gate 35. Rather than offer separate facilities to different cabin classes, they instead elected to provide a single, larger lounge. Multiple zones throughout are intended to create a residential space with all the comforts of home. Business Class guests receive something closer to a First Class experience, and First Class guests enjoy a greater variety of services thanks to the benefits of scale.
The Pier is the other lounge operated by Cathay Pacific featuring a dedicated First Class section.
The First Class section renovation was completed in mid-2015 (originally started October 2013), incorporating Cathay Pacific’s new design elements. The redesign aimed to project to the traveller the concept of a residential apartment, with subdued lighting and acoustics, as well as natural materials and plant life.
Cathay Pacific has closed two lounges at its home hub Hong Kong International Airport over the last few years which have a notable mention here.
The Cabin Closed in 2018 but was located a stone’s throw from gate 23 and was a real interior design gem. with its compartmentalised rooms, its red carpet, the Solus chair pods and the wall of natural light were all remembered parts of the lounge.
The lounge was ideal for anyone departing from the central strip at Hong Kong International Airport
Closed in 2018, the Arrivals lounge was situated in the underpass between Terminals 1 and 2. It was returned back to the lessor as part of the terminals redevelopment project.
The lounge was not intended solely for those landing in the morning, but rather had availability all day.
It was a gem because Cathay never added any eligibility requirements in terms of the routes you need to fly in order to use it. In other words, you could use it whether you just got off the 16 hour flight from New York, or the one hour flight from Taipei.