Reopened after a major overhaul in February 2013, ‘The Wing’ is one of two flagship First Class lounges operated by Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong’s Chep Lap Kok International.
We’ve visited this lounge a number of times over the years and it has become one of our ‘world favourites’. Even after 5 years of constant use it still looks just as sharp as the day it opened.
Opening Times: 5.30am to 00.30am
Multi-standard Power Sockets: No (UK / Singapore three-pin)
USB Charging Sockets: No
If you’re departing from Hong Kong, this lounge is superbly located. Once you’ve passed through security adjacent to Cathay’s First Class check in area at Zone A, it is immediately to the left at the end of a short open corridor with direct access at the same level.
A little difficult to find especially when caught in the post-security hubbub of people attempting to repack their possessions, be sure to break off to the left straight away and the lounge is right there.
This is the upper tier (level 7) of Hong Kong’s concourses. Closest gates are 1 to 4, which you overlook from the mezzanine.
If you are in transit from a connecting flight on the main concourse (level 6), proceed to The Wing entrance near gates 1 to 4 to access the lounge. You will be directed upstairs to the First Class section. This is usually a short walk from the transit security points, which you will be required to clear after your flight before being able to access the departures area.
Bear in mind that while this lounge is ideal if your flight is departing from gates 1 to 28 (see map above), you may wish to consider the First Class section of The Pier lounge for higher gate numbers (see our review here). Regulars flying Cathay from Hong Kong will know that gate numbers are usually available around 2.5 hours prior to departure, however it can be as late as 90 minutes before in some cases.