Cathay Pacific Lounge at Shanghai Pudong (PVG)

After my adventure getting through the immigration at Shanghai Airport (PVG), I made my way up to the departure hall. I cleared the security and exited the country. I wasn’t aware that Cathay Pacific has its own lounge at this airport until I re-checked in and got a new boarding pass and a lounge invitation. Cathay Pacific Lounge is located in Terminal 2, near gate D69 on the upper level.

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The entrance looks similar to other Cathay Pacific lounges around the world. It’s open from 5:45 AM to 9 PM daily. As usual, access is available for those traveling in Business or First Class on Oneworld carriers as well as those with Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald regardless of their ticketed Cabin.

The lounge consists of four different sections. As soon as you enter the lounge, there is an open sitting area with a couple of dozens of chairs and sofas — it was a bit crowded at the time.

The next section is a communal dining room where you can share a dining area or bar-height counter space with your fellow travelers.

There is also a self-serve bar as well as a hot and cold buffet.

Towards the back, you’ll find a proper dining area where you can sit at a dining table to have your meal.

This lounge also features a noodle bar where you can get made-to-order noodles, dumplings, and a variety of dim sum — Yum!

Next to the dining room, there is an indoor terrace and more seats, overlooking the main terminal.

Conclusion

Little that I know, apparently, this lounge just opened a few months ago after undergoing a 9-month renovation. The lounge is beautiful and reminds me a lot of the Cathay’s signature lounge design. What I love about this lounge is that it features the famous made-to-order noodle bar.

The lounge was a bit crowded, but it wasn’t at all that bad. I thought it was the nicest thing this airport has, especially after going through a big hassle at immigration.

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