Cathay Pacific throws open the doors to first, business lounges

Passing through Hong Kong? Travellers worldwide can once again enjoy Cathay Pacific’s The Wing and The Pier lounges.

Cathay Pacific has reopened its first and business class lounges at Hong Kong airport this week, meaning travellers from all over can enjoy flagship lounge spoils.

The reopening comes as mainland China welcomed the return of travel on 8 January. As such, Hong Kong airport is no longer separated into zones, meaning travellers now have full reign over the terminal and can visit Cathay Pacific lounges regardless of where they are travelling to.

Who can access The Wing First and The Pier Business lounges?

For those holding Cathay Diamond status, a oneworld Emerald equivalent (e.g. Qantas Platinum or higher), or are flying first class, The Wing First lounge will make a trip through Hong Kong that much more comfortable.

Similarly, business class travellers and frequent flyers with Cathay Gold status or a oneworld Sapphire equivalent (e.g. Qantas Gold or higher) can once again enjoy the spoils of The Pier Business lounge.

What to expect

The Wing First is a favourite for its signature cabanas – yes, it is entirely possible to unwind in a bathtub before your next flight. 

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Located after immigration, this lounge is a bit of a walk for those who are transiting in Hong Kong, though we think it’s well worth the trek.

Beyond the tubs, The Wing’s champagne bar and a la carte restaurant make for a truly indulgent lounge experience.


The reopening of Cathay’s lounges is particularly good news for Qantas passengers, who can still access lounges despite Qantas permanently shutting down its own Hong Kong lounge.

The Wing Business lounge is on the horizon, which will make for a far more seamless lounge visit. As it stands, The Pier lounges are at the end of the terminal, which involves a journey to get there.

We can also expect The Pier First lounge to open in the future, meaning first and business class travellers will enjoy easier access to Hong Kong airport lounges.

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