Review: Asiana Lounge (Domestic Terminal) at Seoul Gimpo

Lounge Review: Asiana Lounge at Seoul Gimpo

Before taking my Korean Air 747 flight from Seoul Gimpo to Jeju back in October, I had a chance to visit the Asiana Lounge inside Gimpo’s domestic terminal.

The lounge is located landside – and as such, you should allow yourself enough time to clear security if you visit. It is accessible to Asiana business class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold members. Separately, it can also be accessed using Priority Pass which is how I got in.

The entrance to the Asiana Lounge is located on the departures level, to the left of the security checkpoint. When I visited, the airport was undergoing some reconstruction, and as such, the entrance to the lounge wasn’t exactly appealing.

[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana Lounge Gimpo Entrance

Restrooms? Or lounges? Or both?


[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana and KAL Lounges at Seoul Gimpo

Signs pointing to KAL Lounge and Asiana Lounge.


[full_width padding=”10px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana Lounge Seoul Gimpo Entrance

Entrance to the lounges.


Lounge Overview

The lounge’s reception area was nicely decorated – in a style similar to Asiana’s business class lounge at Incheon. Although, at a much smaller scale…

[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana Lounge Seoul Gimpo Reception

Asiana Lounge Seoul Gimpo entrance.


[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Decorations

Decorations around the reception.


As for the lounge itself, it was basically one large room with rows of sofa chairs.

[full_width padding=”10px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana Lounge Seoul Gimpo Overview

Overview of the lounge.


[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana Lounge Seoul Gimpo Seating Area

Seating area.


[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Seating

Rows of sofa chairs.


Besides the main seating area, there was the refreshments corner as well as a business center with five laptops and a printer.

[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Drink Corner

Drinks and snacks corner.


[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Model

Asiana 747 model.


[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Business Center

Business center.


[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Asiana Lounge Gimpo Workspace

…and the other side of it.


Food and Drinks Selection

As one would expect from a domestic lounge, the refreshments offered in the lounge were nothing to get excited about.

There were canned and bottled soft drinks in a refrigerator, and there was also a coffee machine as well as a small selection of teas.

[full_width padding=”10px 10px 10px 10px”]Soft Drinks

Soft drinks.


[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Coffee



[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Tea

Candies and tea.


As for food, there were some packaged snacks including custard tarts and some crackers.

[one_half padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Snacks

Packaged snacks.


[one_half_last padding=”010px 10px 10px 10px”]Snacks

…and some more.


Asiana Lounge Seoul Gimpo Domestic Terminal Summary

The Asiana Lounge at Seoul Gimpo’s domestic terminal is exactly what one could expect from a domestic lounge.

The downside of this one, though, is the fact that it is located landside.

As such, rather than spending time in the lounge, I would suggest you enjoy the city of Seoul for a bit longer. Especially given the fact that boarding on Korean domestic flights starts 10 minutes before departure and the gate closes just 5 minutes before departure.

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