Cathay Pacific Airways has opened its new double-sized First and Business Class lounge in Vancouver. The newly designed lounge is one of the biggest passenger lounges at the airport, and at 500 square metres is twice the size of the airline’s previous lounge. Cathay Pacific operates twice daily from Hong Kong to Vancouver and daily from Vancouver to New York.Ê
The design echoes themes from Cathay Pacific’s The Wing and The Pier lounges at its Hong Kong International Airport hub, with fine marble and wood finishes, a touch of Asian elegance and the signature “Long Table”. A wide variety of Western and Asian dishes including dim sum and sushi are also on offer from a constantly updated menu.
A unique feature of the new Vancouver lounge is the spectacular view from a 3-metre-high window running the entire length of the lounge that looks out directly onto the Cathay Pacific aircraft readying for departure and the airport runway beyond.Ê
The lounge features seven “Personal Living Spaces,” private and comfortable areas with full broadband access for passengers to work or check email. The lounge is also equipped with ample laptop connections for broadband, modem and wireless Internet access. There are areas to read, relax, drink, dine and enjoy a great range of cable and digital channels on 42” plasma screens.
Cathay Pacific General Manager Airports Anna Thompson said: “Vancouver is one of our most valued markets in North America and this is definitely our flagship lounge in the region. Once again, we have raised the standard for airport lounges and I think our passengers will be delighted to experience another example of the kind of product that sets Cathay Pacific apart.”
With the addition of Vancouver, Cathay Pacific now has nine lounges in Bahrain, Bangkok, London, Paris, Seoul, and Taipei that follow The Wing and The Pier designs in Hong Kong.