- Qantas is building a first class lounge and expanding its business lounge in Singapore.
- Combined the lounges will offer seating for more than 800, a capacity increase of 60%.
- Singapore is Qantas’ largest hub outside of Australia.
Qantas is building a new first class lounge and is expanding the airline’s existing business lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The Singapore first class lounge will offer seating for 240, a luxurious design and premium a la carte dining with Asian-inspired menus. Development is due to start in April and open toward the end of 2019.
The existing business lounge, which opened in 2013, will also be expanded. Combined, the first and business lounges will have seating for more than 800, a capacity increase of 60%.
Singapore will join Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles as Qantas ports with a dedicated first Lounge.
“With the return of our A380 service to Singapore we’ve got more passengers transiting through our existing lounge and strong demand for travel in premium cabins,” says CEO Alan Joyce.
“Our top tier Frequent Flyers tell us their pre-flight lounge ritual is one of their trip highlights and the Singapore first lounge will be no exception.
“For people taking an onward flight it will be a place to refresh, dine, make calls and catch up on emails before continuing their journey.”
Qantas will work with chef Neil Perry and industrial designer David Caon in collaboration with Akin Atelier, to create a relaxing, high quality environment.
The first lounge will include shower facilities, a cocktail bar, open kitchen and menu offerings reflecting the best of Singapore’s vibrant dining culture.
Singapore is Qantas’ largest hub outside of Australia, carrying more than 20% of the airline’s wide body fleet.
Qantas operates over 50 return services in to and out of Changi Airport each week.
Qantas recently announced it will upgrade its lounges in Tokyo, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth in regional Australia. A new Melbourne Domestic lounge precinct is due to open at the end of October.
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