Could This Be The Coolest Departure Lounge Ever?

Yes, that’s a beach. Yes, that’s also a departure lounge (well, sort of). Virgin Holidays has just revealed plans for “The Departure Beach”, a Virgin Holidays & Virgin Atlantic branded area on Brownes Beach in Barbados where customers can hang out after they’ve checked out of their accommodation – perfect for Virgin Atlantic flyers who have…

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Icelandair’s New Reykjavik Lounge Impresses With Iceland Inspired Interiors

Icelandair has recently renovated its new lounge at its hub in Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport. The new lounge is an Icelandic haven, and the perfect spot for Saga Class passengers connecting across the atlantic. Featuring volcanic rocks and natural wooden finishes, the lounge couldn’t be more reflective of the iconic natural wilderness that Iceland boasts. On…

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American Airlines Opens New Heathrow Arrivals Lounge

American Airlines have just opened a contemporary new-look lounge in one of their key destinations, London’s Heathrow Terminal 3. This is just one of the many locations to receive some love that American Announced at the beginning of the year. Gone is the drab traditional interior, instead, there is an almost Mad Men feel to the main space.…

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Qantas To Launch New London Heathrow Lounge

London seems to be gaining a lot of new lounges this year, with OneWorld carriers Cathay Pacific and Qantas both giving a facelift to their ground operations. The Australia carrier announced last week that the next location for its flagship global lounge will be at Heathrow airport with construction to begin in September 2016. While T3 in…

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British Airways Updates First Class Lounge At Heathrow

British Airways today announced the refurbishment to the airline’s First lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 eligible to First customers and Gold Executive Club members. The announcement comes just weeks after the announcement of their new Singapore lounge design. The new interiors will include “new contemporary and stylish furniture throughout the lounge, plush new carpets, re-sanded, waxed…

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XiamenAir Open New Flagship Lounge In Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport Terminal 3

Just last week, XiamenAir, a SkyTeam member, opened up its new ‘Flagship’ lounge in Xiamen Airport Terminal 3, for its premium customers, in a bid to become another formidable international player in the Chinese market. The new designer led lounge follows the recent international expansion plans, including the upcoming Cebu, Melbourne and Vancouver routes for…

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Avianca Launch New Miami Lounge

Avianca this week announced the latest opening of their new lounge concept in Miami International Airport. Located in Terminal J near boarding gate 12B, the lounge offers its services to LifeMiles Élite Gold and Diamond members as well as Star Alliance Gold, Priority Pass cardholders or Business Class travelers and their guest. This is the 16th lounge…

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Etihad Opens New Lounge in New York JFK

On Wednesday, James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways officially opened the airline’s First and Business Class Lounge at JFK International Airport. Following Washington D.C. the new lounge is the second in the United States to join the airline’s collection of premium lounges offered worldwide for its guests. The new space is designed by…

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Plaza Premium Partner With China Eastern To Create New No.77 Lounge In Shanghai

This month our favourite independent lounge company Plaza Premium launched a brand new lounge in Shanghai Pudong for China Eastern airlines. The world’s first co-branded spacious lounge, situated in Shanghai’s Terminal 2 features 1,800 square meters of space for passengers to relax before their flights. The lounge which can seat up to 500 guests in comfort,…

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SkyTeam Lounge At Hong Kong International Opens In Partnership With China Airlines And China Eastern

This week saw the opening of SkyTeam’s latest beautiful lounge in Hong Kong International Airport. This is the latest major SkyTeam lounge opening since Sydney earlier this year. The ‘Exclusive’ Lounge is the result of a partnership between China Airlines and China Eastern airlines. It is SkyTeam’s first VIP Lounge in the Greater China region and the…

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British Airways Opens Latest Galleries Lounge in Singapore Designed By Graven

Changi Singapore has just welcomed a new lounge courtesy of design studio Graven. Housing the Concorde Lounge put together by Honour Branding that we covered earlier this month, this opening marks the eighth Lounge that Graven has designed for British Airways, in locations ranging from Edinburgh to Washington Dulles. Ross Hunter, Director at Graven said: “BA is one of…

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British Airways New Concorde Bar Opens In Singapore, Designed By Honour

Today marks the launch of British Airways‘ brand new Concorde Bar in Singapore Changi airport Terminal 1. This marks the first in a series of luxury British Airways Concorde lounges opening across the world, designed by London based brand experience company Honour. The bar, named after the carriers original supersonic flagship aircraft, is exclusively available for BA’s…

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Etihad Launch New Abu Dhabi Lounge For T1

Great news, Etihad has just opened its fourth lounge in Abu Dhabi International airport. Situated in Terminal 1, this second, 1,044 square meter space will help give passengers a choice of space to relax, making the long walk to the lounge a thing of the past. Following the signature style found in their previous lounges, the space,…

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JAL Refresh Osaka Lounge

Japanese carrier, JAL opened its newly-renovated Sakura lounge for international flights at Osaka (Kansai) Airport on July 21, 2015. Located near Gate 37, the updated facilities in Kansai Airport match new the design aesthetics found in JAL’s Tokyo Haneda Sakura lounge. The lounge follows the concept of “Modern Japanese Style” and is aiming to impart the message of…

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Vietnam Airlines Launch Refreshed Brand Image

Vietnam Airlines has officially launched its new corporate identity as part of its ‘four-star service upgrade.’ The brand launch coincides with their rollout of brand new B787-9 Dreamliner and A350-900 XWB aircraft and marks a major leap forward in the flag carrier’s plans to establish itself as one of Asia’s premier airlines by 2020. Whilst the…

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OpenSkies Reinforce Presence In Orly With New 212 Lounge

Premium Trans-Atlantic carrier OpenSkies announced this week it has opened a new business lounge in Paris-Orly Airport in a bid to provide its premium passengers a more complete experience across the Atlantic. Situated in Terminal West, Hall 3, after security the boutique lounge is perfectly positioned only a few meters from its boarding gate. The new lounge…

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Hawaiian Airlines Showcase The Blueprints For Their New Look Lounges

Hawaiian Airlines recently announced that business class guests traveling to any of its 11 international destinations will now receive complimentary access to the airline’s new Plumeria Lounge, a 3,600-square-foot space at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) designed to deliver the airline’s signature hospitality in a warm, spa-inspired environment. This new lounge isn’t the same flagship lounge…

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Open Now, Cathay Pacific’s New Bangkok Lounge

Open today, Cathay Pacific passengers travelling out of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport are in for a treat. Located at Level 3 in the Concourse G Departure Hall, Cathay’s Bangkok lounge adopts the airline’s new lounge design template that has already been employed at Cathay Pacific lounges in Haneda Airport in Tokyo and Manila. Measuring in at 679…

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Lounging Around: Cathay Pacific’s Tokyo Haneda Lounge Reviewed In Detail

We were delighted this month to be invited to experience Cathay’s latest airside lounge, situated in Tokyo Haneda, which we reported on late last year. Situated airside in Tokyo Haneda’s International Terminal, the brand new space, on the very highest passenger floor commands unparalleled views of not just Haneda Airport, but Tokyo’s dramatic and iconic skyline. On…

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Singapore Airlines Introduce New SilverKris Lounge In Heathrow’s Terminal 2

The latest carrier to embrace a residential concept for their lounge offering, Singapore Airlines has unveiled its brand new SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow, following the airline’s recent move into Heathrow’s Terminal 2. Designed by renowned architectural and interior design firm ONG&ONG, the new Heathrow SilverKris Lounge for First and Business Class customers is the third lounge to…

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