The Cathay Pacific Lounge at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines
December 19 - 2016

Love to Lounge
Lounges are my favourite places to be at the airport, If I am traveling Business class and have the opportunity to go.  The entire travel experience really does begin there.  Boom!

My first ever flight with Cathay Pacific was from Manila to Hong Kong.  With a whopping one hour and 30 minutes in the air, I knew I had to make the most of it.  Behold, bring on the Cathay Pacific lounge.
Where and What
The Cathay Pacific Lounge is located in Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.  For those of you who have been to this airport, I’m sure we can both agree that it is an ongoing work in progress. The opening of the Cathay Pacific lounge has proven to contribute to quite a portion of that progress.

The Cathay Pacific Lounge was designed by London based Studiolise, and opened on the 9th May 2015.  Studiolise was also behind the works of their lounges at the Hong Kong International Airport.

The lounge intends to welcome first and business class passengers, and simulate a relaxing, warm and cozy ambience.  Upon entering, to your left is the Bureau.  Here you will find a row of imacs and printers.  Walk straight ahead and you will find the main seating area, and to your right is the bar.  It was fairly quiet when I was there, so I enjoyed a glass of Chard and maximized the time by charging my macbook.  For the record, there were outlets and USB ports by every chair and couch, except for the actual bar.

Walk down further down to the right, you’ll find the kitchen and dining area.  Again, outlets and USB ports everywhere so don’t think that you will starve if you need to charge your gadgets.  Charge away and enjoy some dim sum, noodle soup or featured Filipino dishes cooked by the chef.  This didn’t take long to cook at all.  If you have a sweet tooth and fancy dessert, you’ll find some puddings and cakes in the fridge, along with tea, coffee, and juices next to them.

As with all lounges, WIFI was free and available.  The speed was not great, just mediocre and I hope this improves. Take into account that this is a fairly small lounge in comparison to others, so there were no showers.  Not that I would need one for flying an entire hour and a half though!

I must have stayed here for a good two hours, and then it was time to board.  All in all, it is a cozy and well kept lounge that contributed to my wonderful experience with Cathay Pacific.  Have you been to this lounge?  What are your favourite and least favourite airport lounges?  Please share!


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