29 JULY 2019
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Introducing its award-winning designs to mainland China for the first time, Cathay Pacific has reopened its newly-renovated lounge at Shanghai Pudong Airport near Departure Gate D69 in Terminal 2.
The 970sq m space follows ideas developed by Studioilse, the London-based studio led by Ilse Crawford, seen in Cathay Pacific’s newest lounges across its global network.
Cathay chief customer and commercial officer Paul Loo said: “We are delighted to bring our signature lounge design to mainland China, especially since Shanghai is one of our most popular destinations for business.”
Elsewhere, a pledge that Hong Kong Express Airways will remain a stand-alone low-cost carrier “to serve a niche value market segment” was made by Cathay Pacific last week as it announced it had completed the acquisition of the smaller company.
Cathay CEO and HK Express chairman Rupert Hogg said: “We strongly believe the acquisition is good for the travelling public, for HK Express, for the Cathay Pacific Group and for the development of Hong Kong as a global aviation hub.”
The acquisition was “an attractive and practical way for the Cathay Pacific Group to develop and grow its aviation business over the long term while enhancing the competitiveness of its Hong Kong home base”, he added.
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