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Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Qantas Opens Expanded Business Lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore

Qantas has completed the expansion of its Business Lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore.

Qantas’ Singapore Business Lounge can now accommodate more than 570 customers in a space spanning 24,100 square feet.

The additional area brings new banquette seating, dining chairs and tables, and has been designed to maximise power and data outlets for customers’ devices.

The expansion of the Business Lounge will be followed by the opening of a new First Lounge in Singapore later this year. It will join Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles as Qantas ports with a dedicated First Lounge.

Both Singapore lounges combined will offer seating for more than 800 customers.

Qantas has completed the expansion of its Business Lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore. Qantas’ Singapore Business Lounge can now accommodate more than 570 customers in a space spanning 24,100 square feet. The additional area brings new banquette seating, dining chairs and tables, and has been designed to maximise power and data outlets for customers’ devices. Click to enlarge.

Qantas International Acting CEO Mr Naren Kumar said the lounge investment was part of the Australian national carrier’s commitment to improve the experience for customers travelling through Asia.

“Singapore remains Qantas’ largest hub outside of Australia. About fifty percent of the Qantas Group’s international capacity is now dedicated to Asia, up from around thirty per cent eight years ago,” said Mr Kumar. “The return of our Singapore hub has seen strong demand for travel in premium cabins. Representing an overall capacity increase of sixty percent, our multi-million-dollar investment in an expanded Business Lounge and new First Lounge will ensure a comfortable experience for our customers travelling through the region.”

Key features of the current Business Lounge, which opened in 2013:

- Neil Perry menus based on his Rockpool food philosophy, with dishes inspired by regional cuisine and flavours such as chicken laksa and roast pork belly cooked to order.

- Dining options include the plate of the day at the communal dining area, dishes from the live cooking station, an extensive buffet and snacks at the bar.

- Spice Temple inspired cocktails are available alongside a premium Australian wine selection and a barista service.

- Service by Sofitel in line with Qantas’ First Lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles.

- 20 showers, 80-inch television screens and flexible working, relaxing and dining areas throughout.

Qantas operates more than 50 return services through Singapore each week, making it one of the largest foreign airlines to operate out of Changi Airport, with codeshare connections to 16 cities in eight countries on more than 210 Jetstar Asia services. The airline also operates services between Singapore and London and with a strong partner network, offers customers seamless connections with Jetstar Asia across the region.

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