Cathay Pacific’s cosy business class lounge at Tokyo Haneda is once again welcoming travellers, with the promise that more Cathay airport lounges will follow in the coming months.
Located on Level 6 of the Haneda’s international terminal 3, near gate 114, the Cathay Pacific lounge is now open from 7.30am to 5pm daily – sadly, this means it’s closed ahead of the late evening Qantas flights.
The compact lounge is notable for being the first in Cathay’s current lounge style, developed by feted London designer Ilse Crawford with a markedly relaxed residential vibe.
And more lounges will follow in unlocking their doors, the airline says.
“We are actively looking at reopening more of our premium airport lounges as we resume more flights,” a Cathay Pacific spokesperson tells Executive Traveller.
Many travellers will be hoping that Cathay’s Singapore and Bangkok lounges will be high on that list, given the popularity of both destinations.
Cathay reopened both its London Heathrow first and business class lounges – generally considered as Heathrow T3’s best lounges – in early 2022.
There’s been a resurgence of travel both to and from Hong Kong since the country ended quarantine in late September, while Cathay has been steadily rebuilding its network and bringing aircraft out of desert storage and back into the skies.
Cathay Pacific expects to be operating around 70% of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity by the end of 2023, "with an aim to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024.”