“The Wing” is Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge at the Hong Kong airport. While it is just one of six total Cathay Pacific lounges at this airport (and they are all amazing), it is certainly one not to miss. What sets this lounge apart is its open air concept and views of the tarmac (similar to, but not quite as well done as the Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong), its noodle bar, long bar and coffee loft. There are also 24 beautiful and well maintained showers.

 

Discover The Wing, Business, our premium lounge in the south departures hall. From inside this expansive lounge, you’ll find a world of amenities to help you recharge, relax, and catch up with work.”

-Cathay Pacific

 

 

Location

Terminal 1, Level 6 (departures level), by gate 3. Just after security, turn left to go toward gates 1-5. It is at the very end of this particular wing of the terminal, about a 5-7 minute walk from security. Don’t get discouraged.

There is a first class lounge within business class lounge. The Wing first class lounge has five fantastic cabanas (if you are lucky enough to snag one), and a great champagne bar.Cathay Pacific Lounges Hong Kong Map

Access

Access is reserved for passengers who are either

  1. Departing on an international business/first class flight on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or another Oneworld partner that day.
  2. Marco Polo Diamond, or Gold departing on a Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or another Oneworld partner flight that day (any class of service)
    1. Silver only if departing on a Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flight that day
  3. Oneworld sapphire/emerald members departing on a Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or another Oneworld partner flight that day (any class of service)

One guest is allowed for first class passengers, Marco Polo Diamond or Gold, or Oneworld sapphire/emerald, and must be departing on a Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or another Oneworld partner flight that day

Hours of operation 05:30-00:30 daily.

 

Entrance

Compared to other Hong Kong lounges, the entrance is rather mundane.Cathay Pacific The Wing Lounge EntranceCathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Entrance

There are actually two levels. The first floor has several small seating areas, a business center and a long hallway that leads to the showers. It feels a little “cramped” on the first floor in my opinion. Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

I’d recommend going straight up the stairs to the second floor.Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

Decor

Overall the design is well done. I love the massive slabs of marble throughout the lounge for the floors and walls, and the open air concept with views of the tarmac. While beautiful, this Hong Kong lounge has a more “hustle and bustle” feeling than the more refined atmosphere found in The Pier. The Wing is also much more crowded than the other Cathay Pacific lounges or the Qantas Lounge also in the Hong Kong airport, which I have reviewed previously. On the second floor of The Wing lounge are several seating areas and the main food/drink area. This is where I ended up writing this lounge review.Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge SeatingCathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Food

My recommendation is to sit at the Long Bar (if not full!), which offers amazing views of the tarmac while sipping your favorite drink. Jess and I actually sat here for most of the time while I wrote this lounge review 😉  Cathay Pacific The Wing Champagne

If you keep walking past this main seating/food area, you will reach the Noodle Bar (which serves made to order noodle dishes) and the Coffee Loft (self explanatory).Cathay Pacific The Wing Noodle BarCathay Pacific The Wing Coffee Bar

 

Food and Drink

The food was very good, but not excellent. There was a selection of some ok looking fruits and veggies, some bite sized sandwiches, cheese and crackers. The warm food consisted of chicken stir fry and mixed vegetables. The food at the Qantas lounge at the Hong Kong airport (HKG), which I have reviewed earlier, was far superior.Cathay Pacific “The Wing” Business Class Lounge Hong Kong FoodCathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Food

The Noodle Bar had some great looking choices. I’d recommend heading there if you enjoy that type of cuisine.Hong Kong Cathay Pacific The Wing Noodle BarCathay Pacific The Wing Noodle BarCathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Food

Showers and Restrooms

The showers and restrooms were impressive. Complete with a rainfall shower head. Great for a business class lounge review.Cathay Pacific The Wing ShowersCathay Pacific The Wing Hong Kong Lounge ShowersCathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Showers

Extras

The wifi worked with no issues while I was there.

 

Lounge Review Conclusion

The Cathay Pacific The Wing business class lounge in Hong Kong is certainly one of the top lounges in Hong Kong and could very well squeeze into the top 10 in the world. The open ceiling concept is unique to this lounge and the Qantas Lounge at the Hong Kong airport (HKG). If you are looking for this, or a nice shower, I would definitely recommend The Wing. Also if you are first class (for access to one of the five cabanas), or are already by gates 1-5, this lounge would make sense as well. However if you are there to relax and get some good food, I would say other lounges have The Wing beat (Qantas, Cathay Pacific The Pier and Cathay Pacific The Bridge).

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