Cathay Pacific Closes Three Lounges Effective February 17, 2020

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Cathay Pacific that has been forced to temporarily suspend routes and cut frequencies due to Coronavirus outbreak today announced that three lounges would be closed on February 17, 2020.

The Bridge (by the gate 35), The Deck (by the gate 6), and The Pier First Class (by the gate 63) will be closed. The airline will move to individually packed food items and made-to-order hot noodles in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

Here’s the announcement from Cathay:

Adjustments to lounge services in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing

Latest update: 13 Feb 2020 21:45 HKT (GMT+8)

Starting from 17 February 2020, we will be temporarily closing three of our lounges at Hong Kong International Airport until further notice:

  • The Bridge (Gate 35)
  • The Deck (Gate 6)
  • The Pier First Class Lounge (Gate 63)

Passengers are welcome to visit our other lounges, which remain open with no changes in operation hours at Hong Kong International Airport:

  1. The Wing First Class and Business Class Lounges (Gates 1 – 4)
  2. The Pier Business Class Lounge (Gate 65)

We are also taking additional precautions by temporarily modifying the dining options at our airport lounges in Hong Kong, Shanghai Pudong, and Beijing, to comprise individually packaged food options, and made-to-order hot food from the Noodle Bar.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.

Conclusion

Cathay Pacific has asked its staff to take up to three weeks of unpaid leave due to reductions in flight activities.

I just got a message the other day that my flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo (Narita) for early next month was canceled, and I was moved to Haneda one instead. I am eagerly waiting if the Cathay flight from Perth to Hong Kong operates.

Let’s hope that these lounges are promptly reopened once the regular flight activities resume.

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