Cathay Pacific is ramping up the reopening of its Hong Kong and international airport lounges, as the carrier continues to rebuild its network.
Located close to gate 6 in Terminal 1, The Deck originally opened in 2018 following the renovation of a former Dragonair lounge.
Business Traveller took a look around the facility shortly before it opened to the public.
The Deck joins Cathay’s The Wing (first class) and The Pier (business class) lounges in reopening at Hong Kong International airport, with The Wing (business class) and The Pier (first class) also set to reopen within the next six months.
In addition the carrier will reopen its Singapore Changi lounge this month, as well as a relocated facility at Tokyo’s Narita International.
Cathay’s Narita lounge is now housed within a larger space by gate 71 which offers nearly double the number of seats as the previous facility. The new lounge features artwork by local Japanese studios Belle Fleur and Arita Porcelain Lab.
Further ahead the airline will resume operations at its Bangkok Suvarnabhumi lounge in March, followed by its Manila Ninoy Aquino International facility in April, and Cathay said that lounges in San Francisco, Beijing, Taipei and Vancouver would also reopen in the second and third quarters of the year.
The carrier said that it had used the time while facilities had been closed “to further invest in its lounge experience”, with refreshed decor, fixtures and furniture at its Bangkok and Manila lounges.
Having spent some two years during the Covid-19 pandemic with a skeleton operating network, the group has been steadily resuming routes and increasing capacity.
Cathay intends to operate around 70 per cent of pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity by the end of the year, with the aim of returning to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024.
Cathay Pacific Group aiming to reach pre-pandemic levels by end of 2024