KIX: Osaka Independent Asuka Lounge
NEWS: Renovations of the Asuka Lounge at Osaka Kansai are complete. There are new seats, iMacs, and even in-lounge toilets
The Asuka Lounge at Osaka Kansai Airport is used by the majority of carriers without a dedicated lounge at the airport. It is airside: turn left after security, and it is at the far end of the mile-long terminal, near gate 11, by the Kiefel shop.
The main part of the lounge is a large square room, with windows overlooking the runway. The good news is that renovations of the Asuka Lounge at Kansai International Airport in Osaka are complete, and it has thankfully updated much of the décor, with new areas for working, including office carrels with Apple iMac computers.
Although the lounge is large and spacious, when the United and Delta Airlines flights overlap with Finnair, the lounge can be a bit busy, but despite this it is very clean and well kept. There are banks of large red arm chairs, and a few pot plants, but coffee tables - indeed, any tables - are few and far between: they are mostly around the walls, where the tables are rammed up against them: atmospheric it is not.
FoodThe food and drink area is in an L shaped alcove.
Alas, there isn't much food here: there are just a few snacks and finger food, with packets of nuts, cheese, and biscuits.
There are two long white bench tops to eat what food there is, with some of the coldest and hardest plastic chairs imaginable, with a TV at right angles to the bench top, so you can't even watch the telly.
BarThe bar area is pretty poor too. There are only a few bottles of spirits in one alcove, while in the other is a bucket with one white, and a red wine on the shelf.
BathroomsThe renovations in 2012 meant that the lounge gained in-lounge toilets.
Business FacilitiesThere is a large flat screen TV in a corner of the lounge.
There are several rows of work cubicles with telephones and ethernet ports, along with brand new iMacs.
There is free wifi.
Power sockets are not present, except in the work cubicles.
There is a newspaper rack inset into the wall opposite the windows.
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