Singapore Airlines will unveil its long-awaited upgraded lounge spaces at Changi Airport in the next few weeks, including a renovated Krisflyer Gold Lounge and new first class facilities.
The carrier first announced details of the S$50 million project back in July 2019, and had planned to complete the works in mid-2021, before this was pushed back as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SIA has now confirmed that its “all-new and expanded” Krisflyer Gold Lounge at Changi’s Terminal 3 will reopen at 0500 local time on May 20.
The space will operate 24/7, and as previously reported will be double the size of the previous lounge, with larger al fresco seating and dining areas, and new “productivity pods” – high-walled booths equipped with a single seat and a table.
Entry to the Gold Lounge is available to Krisflyer Elite Gold members and Star Alliance Gold members departing on SIA or Star Alliance flights.
Meanwhile the carrier’s new The Private Room and First Class Silverkris Lounge facilities will also open “in the coming weeks”.
Passengers travelling in suites and first class will have access to the new First Class Lounge, which will continue to feature seating spaces for both work and rest, a flagship bar and the Private Room, a full-service fine dining section within the lounge.
The new follows the recent removal of requirements for fully vaccinated travellers to undertake pre-departure or arrival tests when visiting Singapore, meaning that all vaccinated travellers can now enter Singapore quarantine-free and without undertaking any tests.
Earlier this year Singapore Airlines announced a raft of extended benefits within its PPS Club and Krisflyer programmes, in recognition of restricted travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.