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Asian carriers spending big on premium lounges

by Richa G 14. May 2013 06:41

Premium travelers booking business class flights or flying first class on Asian carriers are in for good times lately. Media reports recently indicated that leading Asian airlines are now spending big amount on exclusive airport lounges.

The reports said that Singapore Airlines opened its premium SilverKris Lounge at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in February this year for customers booking first class and business class tickets. The lounge offers massages, shower cubicles, free PCs and newspapers, and mobile internet access. According to reports, Singapore Airlines would be investing $20 million to upgrade lounges at airports in different parts of the world over the next five years.

UAE national flag carrier Etihad Airways also opened a luxury spa at its lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airline has hired a professional masseuse as well. This lounge is exclusively dedicated to first class customers, and has a family room equipped with child minders, toys and books.  A cigar lounge is another unique feature here.

Among other Asian carriers spending big on exclusive premium lounges include Cathay Pacific Airways, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines.

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