Bangkok Airways has just announced that they’ll reopen their airport lounges (two locations) effective tomorrow, August 1st 2020.
I took a round trip flight on Bangkok Airways between Bangkok and Samui earlier this month and lounges were still closed as they were shut since early April.
This morning the airline sent out a Tweet saying that effective tomorrow lounges will be back:
Bangkok Airways to reopen our Boutique Lounges from 1 August 2020 onwards*
Confidently access our Boutique Lounges with the services and hygiene measures implemented.#KeepTravelingForward #BangkokAirways
*At Suvarnabhumi and Samui Airports only pic.twitter.com/3kw38iRTee
— Bangkok Airways (@bangkok_airways) July 31, 2020
This is good news not only for Bangkok Airways passengers but also other travelers leaving from the domestic concourse in Bangkok as Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge is a Priority Pass partner there (unless they will restrict PP from entering due to capacity reasons which hasn’t been published yet).
In any case it’s great to see the lounges coming back online.
I honestly didn’t miss the lounge on my trip. There was ample space at Bangkok Airport and security for the flight took place right before the gate so up to that point it was possible to carry your own beverages.
Samui is just a small, comfortable and very chill airport and the domestic departure area is entirely outdoors. The only benefit of the lounge there is air condition if you need it and some non-alc beverages.