ANA announces opening dates for revamped domestic lounges

posted on 22nd January 2019 by Justin Burns

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is opening up lounges in Osaka (Itami), Fukuoka and Okinawa (Naha) airports that have been revamped by renowned designer Kengo Kuma.

These ANA Suite Lounges will be available for passengers use starting on 1 February, 7 February and 28 February, respectively, while ANA Lounges at the same airports will be available on 1 February, 7 February and in Autumn 2019.

Each lounge has been designed to highlight the local characteristics of its region, incorporating the artwork and craftsmanship from local artisans. These works will be displayed in the center of the lounge, to help create an ambiance that highlights the specific cultural characteristics of each region.

“Each region of Japan boasts its own unique cultural beauty,” said ANA executive vice president, Yutaka Ito. “We hope that these newly designed ANA lounges will allow travelers to discover and experience the rich local culture that these regions have to offer.

“By presenting local cuisine and crafts to passengers, we hope that these lounges will bring a new sense of appreciation for each part of Japan.”

To celebrate the lounge openings, local delicacies will be available as part of a limited edition menu at each ANA Suite Lounge. Each airport will also have its own set menu with distinctive regional snacks.