Sunday Brunch Episode 15: Saphire Lounge Bandung (BDO)

Growing up, our family often flew out of Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO). This small airport is centrally located in the capital city of West Java, Bandung. The airport can handle narrow-body jets, such as Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family.

Over the years, passenger traffic has grown exponentially, which prompted a construction of a new terminal building. The new terminal is a significant upgrade from the old terminal. It has many restaurants, cafes, shops, and even a lounge.

Saphire lounge can be accessed using a Priority Pass membership. Garuda Indonesia also contracts the lounge, which gave me access when I flew Garuda Indonesia from Bandung to Tokyo via Denpasar.

The lounge is not very big, but I was pleasantly surprised with the food offerings.

I wouldn’t call it gourmet, but the hot buffet was pretty substantial.

There is even an omelet station where you can order your made-to-order omelet or any egg breakfast as you like.

If you are a coffee fan, you are in luck, because there is a coffee bar where you can have your favorite coffee drink made.

Thoughts

Considering the airport size, I’m surprised the new terminal has an airport lounge. The staff was friendly, and the hot buffet offerings were substantial. The omelet station and coffee bar were also an excellent complement to the lounge. Lastly, it makes the lounge more accessible because Saphire Lounge is part of Priority Pass network.

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