ANA reveals Narita lounge plans

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Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), is to open a state-of-the-art lounge at Tokyo Narita International Airport on March 29, 2020, it has announced.

The new lounge will be ANA’s third at Narita, and located in Terminal 1, Satellite 2. It is hoped that it will help improve accessibility and convenience for passengers departing from gates 21-25 as well as for those taking buses to their aircraft from the outer bay areas.

The construction and design of the lounge was supervised by well-known designer Kengo Kuma, and reflects the philosophy of “Ichigo ichie” (treasure every encounter as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime event.) The new Narita lounge features a traditional “Yamato-kabe” wood wall design to create a bright, warm and relaxing atmosphere. Kuma has also recently supervised the renovation of ANA’s lounges at Chitose, Itami, Fukuoka and Okinawa airports, as well as designing some of ANA’s latest First Class and Business Class seats.

“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 of 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.”

The lounge is wheelchair accessible and contains priority seating areas.

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