Singapore Airlines will give a facelift to its Silverkris and Krisflyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (T3) starting from August this year, with an expected completion date in mid-2021.
The S$50 million (US$37 million) renovation will result in an over 30 per cent increase in space as well as total customer capacity for the lounges at T3. The new lounges will offer “more generous” open spaces, upgraded facilities and a range of food and beverage selections.
Passengers travelling in suites and first class will have access to a new First Class Lounge, which will continue to feature seating spaces suitable for both work and rest, a flagship bar and the Private Room, a full-service fine dining section within the lounge.
Meanwhile, the Business Class Lounge will be expanded with four distinctive zones. Guests can either get some light snacks or choose from a selection of Asian and international cuisines in the dining hall, where they will also find live stations offering local dishes. There will also be a full-service bar that will serve as a self-service breakfast station in the morning.
The lounge will be outfitted with “productivity pods”, high-walled booths equipped with a single seat and a table, making it suitable for work in a more private environment. There will also be a rest area equipped with chaise lounges that will allow passengers to get some sleep before their flights.
The Krisflyer Gold Lounge will also double in capacity with working spaces, larger al fresco seating and dining areas, as well as restrooms and showers.
The renovation process will be carried out over four phases, and the lounges will be progressively refurbished. The renovation will first start with the Business Class Lounge, and then the First Class Lounge and the Private Room, followed by the Krisflyer Gold Lounge in the end.
Guests affected by the renovation works will be invited to temporary lounges. Singapore Airlines’ official website shows that the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in T3 will be the first to be closed for upgrading works from July 31, and passengers will then be directed to use an alternative lounge on Level 3 in the same terminal.
When asked about the closing date of the Silverkris Lounge at T3 and the arrangement of its temporary lounge, a spokesman from Singapore Airlines said: “The current KrisFlyer Gold Lounge location is part of the area affected by the first phase of the construction work. We would announce in advance when the renovation work progresses to phases that might impact SilverKris Lounge users. Customers affected by lounge closures will be invited to use an alternative lounge, which will have similar facilities and offerings.”
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific previously reported that the former Dnata lounge at Changi Airport T3 has recently been replaced by a new Marhaba lounge.