Japan Airlines (JAL) will open its newly refurbished Sakura lounges at Haneda Airport from March 30, 2014. The new facilities will coincide with the improvements that the carrier has made to its international network, along with the expansion of the international terminal at Haneda.
The areas of the lounges have been enlarged, and now measure about 2.5 times more than previously. The main Sakura Lounge will feature 314 seats, while the Sky View Lounge will offer 271.
The re-design is based on the concept of showcasing a blend of modern Japanese style with classic, cultivated themes that accompany an abundant of Japanese elements including latticework, sakura cherry blossom motifs and pieces of artwork.
Sakura Lounge sitting area
Sakura Lounge (main hall) is located at the centre of the departure area and consist of two floors. The entrance and dining room are on the fourth floor while the main sitting area is on the fifth floor, where customers can enjoy views of the runway. There is a business corner available, along with new massage chairs to provide relaxation.
Meanwhile, the Sky View Lounge is situated at the expanding area of the terminal (fifth floor), and consists of a sitting area known as Sky Hill; a bar counters which showcases large art created by Japanese calligrapher Souun Takeda; multiple shower rooms; and newly established multi-function restrooms.
View from the Sky View Lounge
To commemorate the opening of the new lounges, Sakura soup will be provided to every lounge customer as a souvenir on March 30, and a limited amount of authentic “Temari” sushi will be served between the opening day and April 14.
In addition to the revamped Sakura lounges, JAL will also be updating its international first class lounge at Haneda. The new facility will be three times larger than the current one on the fourth floor, and is scheduled to open by late August. First class passengers may use the Sakura lounges for the time being.
For more information, visit www.jal.com