The Asiana Business Lounge at Seoul Incheon airport Concourse A complements Asiana’s larger club located in the main terminal and serves exclusively elite and premium passengers flying on Asiana’s partner airlines.
Asiana Business Class Lounge ICN design
The Asiana Business Lounge shares an entrance with the adjacent First Class Lounge. First Class passengers make a left towards a large window wall, while Business Class passengers turn right, into the darkness.
Indeed, the Business Class lounge lacks windows, and thus daylight, but Asiana’s design does a masterful job at masking this deficiency.
The elegant and soothing décor fully embraces the darkness of the space. Inspired by a posh living room, the club boasts backlit bookcases with books and artwork, elegant hardwood floors, and a grand piano as the center piece. Touches of marble and a mirror backdrop behind the buffet enhance the ensemble.
While the overall layout is open, low partitions carve out several more intimate areas.
To the left when entering is a dining area, flanked by a large seating area with several televisions. The seating zone around the piano fosters relaxation, with appealing sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables.
The lounge suffers from an overall lack of power outlets. The few power points in the ground are highly coveted, and are sometimes oddly located.
Asiana Business Class Lounge ICN amenities
The Asiana Lounge at Incheon airport’s remote concourse features a range of international-grade amenities.
The dining area features a buffet with salads, finger sandwiches, cheese, crudités and snacks. Hot meals are served from 5 to 8pm, although options are somewhat limited.
Beverages include soft drinks, espresso, and a basic adult selection, with Jack Daniel’s, Gordon’s, Johnny Walker Black Label, and two bottles of wine.
Opposite the bathrooms is a relaxation zone with four private booths with massage chairs.
Across the hallway are as four shower rooms, which, while appreciated before a long flight, are tiny and lack a toilet. Lotions and gels are provided in large, shared bottles. Some will appreciate the “green” approach while others will miss single-use amenities.
Other amenities include a business center with work cubicles, computers and a printer is available, as well as a selection of newspapers and magazines.
Asiana Business Class Lounge ICN bottom line
The Asiana Business Class lounge at Seoul Incheon’s airport remote Concourse is elegant, soothing and intimate.
However, the lack of natural light, dense seating, cramped showers, crowds at peak times, and limited food and beverages are somewhat underwhelming for what should be a flagship facility.
The Asiana Lounge in the main concourse, while located a train short ride away from the remote concourse, offers a superior experience and additional amenities.
Alternatively, Asiana offers all Star Alliance Business Class passengers—regardless of whether they’re flying Asiana or a partner airline—the opportunity to purchase access to the First Class lounges in the main terminal and in the remote Concourse for a nominal USD 30 fee. Star Alliance Gold passengers may buy access for USD 60.
Note: The Asiana Lounge in Concourse A (remote concourse) is exclusively reserved for passengers departing from gates 101 and above. Do not attempt to use the lounge if you are departing from the remote concourse A, as you will not be able to go back to the main terminal without assistance.