May 6 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

Cathay Pacific offers news from the world in HKG lounge

By Rick Lundstrom

News junkies could find no better refuge than the Cathay Pacific Airways lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

While there, passengers can enjoy free streaming of more than newspaper 2,000 titles from some 100 countries through their personal devices.

Using the Wi-Fi network available in the lounges, passengers can access free of charge, real-time premium content only available to subscribers in newspapers such as the Financial Times, Hong Kong Economic Journal, International New York Times, Ming Pao, Oriental Daily and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Major titles from overseas will include The Daily Telegraph in Australia, The Washington Post, the UK’s Daily Mail and Le Monde in France.

The digital streaming of newspapers and magazines will be rolled out in phases, starting with The Wing, The Pier, The Cabin and The Bridge lounges, which started May 2. The service will then be rolled out for the G16 lounge at HKIA followed progressively by Cathay Pacific lounges in overseas destinations.

Along with access to newspaper and magazine titles, passengers connecting to the airline’s lounge webpage can also access a range of other information including travel advisories, weather forecasts, destination information and online shopping.

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