April 4 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

Air China opens two lounges at Shanghai Pudong and Beijing Capital airports

By Tanya Filippelli

Two new lounges, created by design specialists JPA Design for carrier Air China, have opened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

The new lounges, both of which opened this month, include references to Air China's brand colors and specially commissioned Chinese patterns.

The Shanghai Pudong Airport lounge is set over two floors, with 1,860m² for Business Class travelers and 650m² for First Class passengers. Meanwhile, the Air China Lounge at Beijing Capital Airport is located in Zone D of Terminal 3.

The spaces include seating and dining areas, buffets, bars and business centers. The First Class lounge in Shanghai and the Air China Lounge in Beijing feature curving timber screens to separate the dining and back-lit bar areas from the quieter, more relaxed lounge areas, which JPA Design said also creates a sense of privacy and exclusivity.

“Although these two projects ran in parallel and in total represented a significant amount of work in a short period of time, having established a very good working relationship with the Air China's team, particularly through the Mandarin speakers on our own team, the process whilst challenging has gone smoothly,” said Alex Duncan, director at JPA Design and heading the lounge projects for Air China.

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