Virgin Atlantic closed its Hong Kong Clubhouse lounge on February 5.

Despite the lounge undergoing a major revamp in July 2015, with just one flight per day it appears the facility became unsustainable to maintain, particularly with the competitive lounge offerings at Hong Kong International Airport.

Eligible Virgin customers (which include Flying Club Gold members and Upper Class passengers) will instead be afforded complimentary access to the nearby Plaza Premium Lounge in Hong Kong located at West Hall, Level 7, Departure level, Terminal 1.

In a statement to Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, the airline said: “It’s a difficult decision to close the Clubhouse, and we’re working closely with Plaza Premium to continue to provide a dedicated space within the lounge, where Virgin Atlantic customers can relax before their flight and enjoy a range of hot and cold meals, drinks and wifi.

“This decision has no impact on the Hong Kong route which has been a popular part of our network for over 20 years. We continue to offer a daily Hong Kong service to London Heathrow, using one of our brand new 787s.”