IN BRIEF | While Cathay Pacific's regional arm Dragonair is being rebranded as Cathay Dragon, the junior airline's lounges will adopt the parent Cathay Pacific brand.
This will include Dragonair lounges at Beijing, Shanghai, the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung and the Gate 16 lounge at Hong Kong airport, which is currently being remade in the new-look CX lounge image ahead of an opening in mid-2017.
"Our aim is to make our passengers feel like they are at home when visiting a Cathay Pacific lounge,' says Sabrina Klick, Cathay Pacific's Worldwide Lounges Manager, adding that the over-riding goal will be "to offer a consistent lounge experience."
"We want to create an environment that makes passengers feel relaxed and refreshed, a space that focuses on wellbeing to embody our brand ethos and our commitment to a Life Well Travelled."
In other Cathay Pacific lounge news, the delayed opening of the new first class and business class dens at London's Heathrow Airport has now been pushed to mid-November; and design work is progressing on Cathay's first dedicated Singapore lounge at the new Changi Terminal 4 due to open in the second half of 2017, from which all Cathay Pacific flights will arrive and depart instead of the current T1.