All Nippon Airways is to open a new lounge for passengers departing from gates 21-25 at Narita International airport’s Terminal 1.
The new facility is scheduled to open on March 29, and will be located within the Satellite 2 section of Terminal 1. It will also be open to “passengers taking buses to their aircraft from the outer bay areas”.
Designed by Japanese designer Kengo Kuma, the space follows the philosophy of “Ichigo ichie”, meaning “treasure every encounter as if it were once in a lifetime”.
Features will include a noodle bars, and a traditional “Yamato-kabe” wood wall, designed “to create a bright, warm and relaxing atmosphere”.
The lounge will be wheelchair accessible, and offer priority seating areas – ANA has recently been testing self-driving wheelchairs at Narita.
Commenting on the news Hideki Kunugi, executive vice president of ANA, said:
“Like other ANA lounges that have been renovated in recent years, this new lounge at Narita provides a superior level of comfort to passengers departing from Narita Airport.
“Many of our passengers traveling through Asia pass through Narita Airport. Ensuring that these passengers can easily access one of ANA’s lounges no matter where they are located in the airport exemplifies ANA’s commitment to Japanese hospitality and passenger convenience.”