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Tue, 31 May 2022

Singapore Airlines Opens New Business and First Class Lounges at Changi Airport

(31 May 2022, 11:12 +07)  Singapore Airlines (SIA) has opened its new flagship SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, following a S$50 million redesign, upgrade and expansion.

The Private Room, the First Class section of the SilverKris Lounge, the Business Class section of the SilverKris Lounge, and the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge can collectively accommodate around 1,150 customers within their 6,100 sqm, translating to 30% more seats and space. This also doubles the capacity that was available during the pandemic while the upgrading works were going on.

Extensive customer engagement and research have gone into the design of the new SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges. Customers will enjoy thoughtfully curated product offerings and experience the signature Singapore Airlines hospitality, all within a comfortable and restful environment, ensuring that they are refreshed and ready for their journey, said Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines. Opening these lounges at this time signals our commitment to SIAs premium brand and growth strategy. It reinforces our position as Changi Airports anchor airline, and reflects our confidence in Singapores future as a pre-eminent global air hub.

Lalique Crystal Bar at Singapore Airlines' First Class Lounge at Changi Airport. Click to enlarge.
Lalique Crystal Bar at Singapore Airlines' First Class Lounge at Changi Airport

The Private Room is the most exclusive space within the SilverKris Lounge. With a capacity for 78 Suites and First Class customers, it features booth seats and day rooms as well as a full fine dining experience.

Solitaire PPS Club members, as well as Suites and First Class customers, can access the SilverKris Lounges First Class section which features new day rooms that deliver a high level of privacy and come with either a recliner or a Tempur Zero Gravity bed with a Supreme Firm mattress. The live cooking station offers many all-time favourites including bak chor mee, pastas and a variety of breakfast egg options. The popular bar is decked with Lalique crystal flowers inspired by Aquatic Ginger, a flower in SIAs signature batik motif. Guests will also be able to enjoy an even wider selection of beverages, including fresh barista-made coffee in the morning and signature cocktails in the evening.

The Business Class section of the SilverKris Lounge is 20% larger with four distinct seating sections for Business Class customers and PPS Club members to enjoy. These include a rest area to catch some shut-eye, a main dining hall with a self-service buffet, a living room area with sofa seats and productivity pods, as well as an open concept courtyard-style area that offers light bites for the traveller on-the-go. A new full-service bar, with a barista in the morning and bartender service in the evening, allows customers to enjoy their favourite brew or tipple with a view of aircraft taking off and landing.

At double the size than before, the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge has an open and contemporary design with an expansive view of the airport runway. In response to customer feedback, the lounge now includes an expanded dining area and open concept working spaces, as well as dedicated restrooms and shower facilities.

The Private Room and the First Class SilverKris Lounge will welcome customers from 18:00 (GMT+8) on 31 May 2022, while the Business Class section of the SilverKris Lounge and KrisFlyer Gold Lounge are already open.

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