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Reader Question-Lounges At Changsha Huanghua International Airport

A reader recently asked the following question for the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, “Hi. Myself and 2 colleagues will have a 5-6 layovers at CSX. Are you able to buy 3 individual passes for the business lounge? Thank you.”

Changsha Huanghua International Airport

Located in the Hunan province,  China, the Changsha Huanghua International Airport is the largest in the region and is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from downtown Changsha.

Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Changsha Huanghua International Airport

In 2014, the airport handled over 18 million passengers and is the sixth biggest in China behind Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK),  Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Guangzhou International Airport (CAN), Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX). The first four are on the Top 30 busiest airport list (Insight – March 31, 2015) at no. 2, 10, 15  and 19 respectively.

Changsha Huanghua International Airport Terminal 2 Departure Hall
Changsha Huanghua International Airport Terminal 2 Departure Hall
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Lounge Access

Since the reader did not indicate they have airline elite status or are flying premium cabins. We will start our lounge journey with pay-per-use options.

Pay-Per-Use

Unfortunately, there are no lounges in the airport that are on a pay-per-use basis. However, if the reader or his colleagues have a PriorityPass or a DragonPass. Membership starts at US$89-99 and access to the lounge would cost US$27 for each person. Total investment is around US$160.

Domestic Terminal

  • No. 1 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – Proceed to Pier A, take the escalators down to the entrance near Gates 29-30)
  • No. 2 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – Proceed to Pier A, near Gates 23-24)
  • No. 3 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – After security, proceed about 50 meters (~165 feet) left towards Pier A)
  • No. 4 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – Proceed to Pier C, take the escalators down to the entrance near Gates 48-50)
  • No. 5 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – After security, turn left and the lounge is approximately 50 meters (~165 feet) away)
  • No. 9 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – After security, turn left and take the stairs up to the 2nd Floor)
  • No. 10 Changsha Airport First Class Lounge (Airside – After security, turn right and take the stairs up to the 2nd Floor)

International Terminal

  • No. 6 International First Class Lounge (Airside – After security, proceed 30 meters (~100 feet) to the entrance on the left)
  • No. 7 International First Class Lounge (Airside – After Security Checks, turn left and after 30 meters (~100 feet) turn left)

Since the reader is from Hong Kong, they can get Priority Pass membership for free if him or his colleagues have one of the following credit cards. Most of them allow the member to have free access to the an assortment of lounges.

Alliance

There are other options available for passengers departing from Changsha Huanghua International Airport if they are flying any one of the alliances with operations:

SkyTeam

If the reader and his colleagues are flying SkyTeam members China Eastern Airlines or China Southern Airlines, they may have access to the following lounges if they have Sky Elite Plus® status or are flying business class/higher:

  • LOUNGE – Airside – After Security – 10m (< 10 feet) from Gate 1, after entering departure area on 2nd floor
  • AIRPORT VIP LOUNGE – Airside – After Security – Pier B
  • CSA SKY PEARL CLUB (DOMESTIC) –  Airside – After Security – Pier B

Star Alliance

If the reader and his colleagues are flying Star Alliance members Shenzhen Airlines or Air China, they may have access to specific contracted lounges if they have Star Alliance Gold® status or are flying business class/higher.

Oneworld

If the reader and his colleagues are flying Oneworld members Cathay Pacific Airways, they may have access to International Hall First Class Lounge (Airside) if they have Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald® status or are flying business class/higher.

Membership

Joyflight operates three different lounges at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport.  VIP Lounges are located separately at Pier A, Pier B and Pier C. Annual individual and corporate memberships can be purchased starting at RMB3980 or ~US$615. This will grant not just access to lounges but pick up / fast track security and transfer services.

Joy Flight VIP Lounges
Joy Flight VIP Lounges
Source: Changsha Huanghua International Airport

 

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