Japan Airlines’ new Sakura Lounges to reflect Japanese culture
The expansion of the Sakura Lounge Main Hall and Sky View has seen the floorspace increased by two-and-a-half times the initial area, and overall capacity extended to 585.
Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced that refurbished Sakura Lounges at Tokyo Haneda Airport will open this week, offering passengers authentic Japanese hospitality as part of their travel experience. The project has been undertaken as part of the airline’s ongoing ‘JAL New Sky Project’.
JAL has worked with famous Japanese interior designer, Ryu Kosaka, to ensure the lounges represent the themes of ‘Heart of Japan’ and ‘Japanese Hospitality’, and the design is based on modern Japanese style. To reflect this, the rooms are divided by latticework, and local pieces of art decorate the walls.
The capacity of the Sakura Lounge Main Hall has been expanded to cater for 314 guests and includes a business area for travellers who want to get some work done while they wait for their flight. Meanwhile, the Sakura Lounge Sky View now has a capacity of 271 people and provides views of both the domestic terminal and downtown Tokyo.
Both lounges have been designed so you can see passing aircraft form every seat, while sofa seating and massage chairs are available to those who want to relax before flying.
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