New Qantas First Lounge in Singapore
Qantas has announced a multi-million dollar investment in a new First Lounge and an expansion of the airline's existing Business Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. The development of the lounge is due to start in April 2019. The Singapore First Lounge will offer seating for 240 customers, a luxurious design as well as premium a la carte dining with Asian inspired menus.
The existing Business Lounge, which opened in 2013, will also be expanded. Combined, the First and Business Lounges will offer seating for more than 800 customers, increasing Qantas’ overall lounge capacity in Singapore by 60 percent.
Qantas will work with Chef Neil Perry and Industrial Designer David Caon in collaboration with Akin Atelier, to create a relaxing, high quality environment for passengers to either start their international journey or transit through Singapore. The design will embody a clear focus on sustainability with choices in materials, lighting interior, layouts and amenities all reflecting the highest local and international design techniques.
The new lounge is set to open towards the end of 2019 and will be designed to suit the specific needs of transit travellers, with shower facilities, a cocktail bar, open kitchen and menu offerings reflecting the best of Singapore’s vibrant dining culture. It will join Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles as Qantas ports with a dedicated First Lounge.
In addition to Qantas' investment in Singapore, the airline recently announced it will upgrade its lounges in Tokyo, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth in regional Australia.