Five airlines with bars onboard

20 Jun 2012

As aircrafts’ sizes expand from “large” to “jumbo”, and from “jumbo” to “superjumbo”, having a bar onboard is no longer just a dream. And happily, more and more airlines are making it come true.

Air France

Aircraft type: Airbus A380

Cabin: La Premiere

Decor: The bar, for up to three passengers at a given time, features lighting resembling constellations of stars.

Drink Selection: Serviced by a flight attendant, the bar serves vintage Champagne, liquors, premium teas by Fauchon, Michel Cluizel chocolate and espresso, and teas by Hediard.


Cabin: Affaires (two bars)

Decor: Beverage cabinets are silver-grey and decorated with patterns of starry lights, and the bar itself fits up to seven people.

Drink Selection: The self-service bar offers a selection of premium teas by Fauchon, liquors, Michel Cluizel chocolate and expresso, and teas by Hediard.

 Voyageur (three bars)

Decor: This bar, which fits up to five passengers, can look pretty sexy with the purple mood lights.

Drink Selection: The self-service bar serves champagne, wines, beers and other beverages.


Aircraft type: Airbus A380

Cabin: First class and business class

Decor: The lounge consists of a U-shaped stand-up bar, two sofas and a 42-inch LCD screen showing the aircraft’s position and views from the external cameras.

Drink selection: The fully stocked bar, staffed by a cabin crew member, offers passengers a choice of premium liqueurs, spirits, cocktails and vintage wines.


Japan Airlines

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER Dreamliner

Cabin: Executive Class

Decor: The self-service bar counter is located right opposite the Sky Gallery, which exhibits photos that will be regularly updated throughout the year.

Drink selection: A wide range of drinks are served at the bar, including Champagne, white wines from Chile, red wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux and Argentina, Japanese sake, cocktails, whisky and brandy.


Korean Air

Aircraft type: Airbus A380

Cabin: First class

Décor: Self-service stand-up bar, comprised of black and white wine cabinets and mood lighting

Drink selection: A wide range of cocktails


Cabin: Prestige Class (Bar Lounge)

Décor: Self-service bar with bright white walls and 2-seat sofas in white and smart blue.

Drink selection: The bar offers cocktails by Absolut Vodka


Cabin: Prestige Class (Celestial Bar)

Décor: Like the Bar Lounge, the Celestial Bar is decked out in white and blue.

Drink selection: Also offers cocktails by Absolut Vodka.


Virgin Atlantic

Aircraft type: Airbus A330 

Cabin: Upper Class 

Decor: The 2.7-metre bar can accommodate up to eight passengers. Curtains of the bar are decorated with over 1000 Swarovski crystals, accompanied by mood lightings that can create eight different atmospheres for a more futuristic feel.

Drink selection: In the first three hours of the flight, passengers can visit the bar and choose from a choice of 13 cocktails, including “The Red Head” created especially for the airline and made from a blend of fresh raspberries and framboise shaken with Bombay Sapphire and lemon juice, and topped with champagne.

Michelle Fong



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