Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Many would know that Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is the gateway to the many natural wonders of Borneo but unless you were a local, you probably wouldn’t realise that the “new” terminal today was actually a long work-in-progress expansion project! Kota Kinabalu International Airport’s new terminal is now fully operational and Plaza Premium expanded their network into this part of the world about 4 years ago with two lounges here – Domestic and International.

During my recent trip “home”, I finally had the opportunity to test out the International Lounge. I have never wandered into this lounge ever before because I usually walk straight into Malaysia Airlines’ Golden Lounge but because I was flying AirAsia, I didn’t think they would welcome me there!

As far as I can remember, this lounge has taken over the space which was Malaysia Airlines’ temporary lounge when the terminal first opened many years ago. 

The entry to the lounge –  by the way,  feels like an oasis of peace compared to the mayhem in the terminal. There was only one other couple whilst my family was there that morning!

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