Cathay Pacific is rolling out the welcome mat at two of its flagship Hong Kong lounges this week, following the reopening of travel to mainland China on Sunday January 8.
That reopening means Hong Kong airport is no longer physically split into separate zones for travellers in transit or headed to mainland China, which in turn dictated which Cathay Pacific lounges a traveller could visit based.
Likewise, The Pier Business is open to business class travellers and those with Cathay Gold status or its Oneworld Sapphire equivalent.
The downside of course is that The Pier lounges are down the far end of the terminal, making for a bit of a trek to the lounge and back for business class passengers and mid-tier frequent flyers.
Things will become more convenient for that portion of the jetset once The Wing Business lounge unlocks its doors, and a spokesperson for Cathay Pacific tells Executive Traveller “we are working towards re-opening more lounges.”