The much awaited first class lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 1 should open from the week of 18 November 2019
Finally we are very near to the fanfare: the Qantas Singapore First Lounge is expected to open this month, in November.
The airline has earlier said that the lounge will be opened in mid to late November. Based on sources, the lounge should be opened from 18 November 2019 if there are no hiccups.
Official opening on 2 December
Based on a report by Executive Traveller, the official opening date of the lounge is set to be on 2 December 2019, and Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce will be present to officiate the opening.
However, according to some sources, there seems to be a staff event over the weekend of 16 & 17 November as a trial before the doors are opened to customers on 18 November, Monday.
Long awaited development
As early as mid-2018, Qantas announced that it will be building a separate First class lounge for its topmost tier members, a nod to Singapore’s role as a hub for the Australian carrier.
Ever since Changi welcomed the Kangaroo route back to hop via Singapore, the existing Qantas business lounge in Singapore has been perpetually crowded, which was a vast difference from its previously serene and peaceful existence.
First forward a year later, the lounge is almost ready to welcome guests. The 240-seater lounge will feature a restaurant-style dining area, a cocktail bar, showers and plenty of seating. Unlike the Sydney and Melbourne lounges, there will however not be a spa.
Here are some things you might want to know:
Who can access the lounge?
Apart from First class passengers travelling on Qantas, Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum, Platinum One members can also gain access to the exclusive lounge when travelling on Qantas or Jetstar. Fellow oneworld Emerald-grade members can also use the lounge as long as they are flying on a oneworld flight.
Where is the lounge located?
The lounge is located near the D gates, which is on the opposite side of the terminal from the existing Business class lounge. For reference, it is located near the dnata lounge and Peach Garden restaurant.
What are the lounge’s hours?
The current Business lounge operates from 3.30pm till midnight, so we expect that the First class lounge will follow a similar operating hours.