Tokyo Narita International Airport will soon get another lounge courtesy of All Nippon Airways. The airline will open the lounge for passengers departing gates 21–25 in Terminal 1 March 29.
The new facility will be located in the Satellite 2 section of Terminal 1.
In addition to being available for passengers boarding traditionally, the lounge will be also be open to “passengers taking buses to their aircraft from the outer bay areas.”
The lounge, designed by Japanese designer Kengo Kuma, was conceived following the philosophy of ichigo ichie, meaning “treasure every encounter as if it were once in a lifetime.”
Elements of the new lounge include noodle bars and a traditional “Yamato-kabe” wood wall, designed “to create a bright, warm and relaxing atmosphere.” The space will be wheelchair accessible, and offer priority seating areas.
“Like other ANA lounges that have been renovated in recent years, this new lounge at Narita provides a superior level of comfort to passengers departing from Narita Airport,” said Hideki Kunugi, executive vice president, ANA. “Many of our passengers traveling through Asia pass through Narita Airport. Ensuring that these passengers can easily access one of ANA’s lounges no matter where they are located in the airport exemplifies ANA’s commitment to Japanese hospitality and passenger convenience.”
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