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 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 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