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New lounge opens at Vancouver International Airport


VANCOUVER —

Cathay Pacific has unveiled a new lounge for passengers travelling from Vancouver International Airport.

Located in the International Terminal, the new lounge adopts the airline’s contemporary design template, which has already been rolled out in Cathay Pacific lounges in Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei and Haneda Airport.

Designed by Studioilse, the London-based design firm led by Ilse Crawford, the lounge measures 510 square metres with a seating capacity of 108 people. Cherry wood walls and a limestone floor are framed with details such as glazed screens and green ceramic tiles in a bar area, while bronze and brass are highlighted in the main entrance. 

Natural sunlight filters through the windows. Bespoke chairs and side tables with in-built lamps and sockets are placed by the glass so passengers can enjoy views of the airport runway and mountains beyond. 

With the opening of the new lounge, the previous Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge closed to passengers on May 3, 2016.