Cathay Pacific Airways is talking with the Hong Kong Airport Authority about occupying the whole northwest terminal. The carrier has plans to open a second lounge at gates 60 to 71 - site of the authority's 10,000 square-foot Cyber Mall, expected to be opened next month. 'To serve our customers better, we are planning to open a second lounge in the second half of 2001,' said an official. With the pick-up in passenger numbers, and especially during peak times, the airline's gates from 1 to 4 and 21 to 23 were not sufficient, the official said. During peak times, Cathay - Hong Kong's flagship carrier - is assigned extra gates in the northwest terminal by the Airport Authority. Because access to the northwest terminal is by means of a rail service, Cathay's new lounge is expected to be used mostly by transit passengers. Its existing lounge - The Wing - caters for its first class and business class passengers. The lounge offers food, drinks, computer access, magazines and newspapers. The authority's Cyber Mall is expected to offer Internet cafes, a children's area and individual seat televisions.