Singapore Airlines will be closing its Silverkris Lounge at Seoul Incheon International Airport “until further notice” as the airport proceeds with its ongoing redevelopments.
The lounge is set to close on January 18 following the departure of flight SQ007, which takes off just after midnight at 0025.
Business class passengers as well as PPS Club, Krisflyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members travelling on Singapore Airlines or other Star Alliance-operated flights will be able to use the Asiana Business Class Lounge.
This is located on the mezzanine level near Gate 28. For passengers on Singapore Airlines’ flights – the airline has four daily between Incheon and Singapore – this means an approximately 10-15 minute walk from the lounge to the flight’s gate. The lounge is open from 5am to 12:30am and has shower and massage facilities, snacks and beverages, free wifi and local calls, and a computer area.
First class passengers, meanwhile, can use the Asiana First Class Lounge located by Gate 42, also on the mezzanine level. This is a shorter five to 10-minute walk to the Singapore Airlines gate. The First Class Lounge has similar facilities to the business class lounge, but is only open between 6.50am and 9pm.
Incheon International Airport has been undergoing a series of redevelopments, most notably the opening of its new Terminal 2 where Skyteam member airlines are relocating to, as part of its “3 Phase Construction Project”. Planning and design for a fourth phase of development is also currently underway, with construction expected to begin at the end of this year and completion expected by 2023.
Business Traveller took an in-depth look into Incheon Airport’s redevelopment plans in our November feature “Airport update: Battling the bottleneck”.
Three of Singapore Airlines’ four daily flights between Incheon Airport and Singapore are operated by its Airbus A330-300, while the fourth is operated by its Boeing 777-300ER.