Qantas Airways announced earlier that it will invest millions of Australian dollars to build a new First Class VIP lounge at Singapore Changi Airport and expand the existing business class VIP lounge.
The project is expected to start in April 2019. The completed VIP lounge will accommodate 240 passengers and offer an Asian-inspired catering service, dedicated to creating a luxurious and comfortable resting environment for guests. At the same time, the expansion and renovation project will be carried out for the business class VIP room completed in 2013. After completion, the two VIP lounges will be able to accommodate more than 800 passengers.
The VIP room construction project was jointly announced with Qantas’ quarterly report for the first quarter of 2018-19. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that Qantas is located in Singapore after the project is completed. The rest space at Changi Airport will be expanded by 60%. He said: “Since the Australian Airbus A380 has returned to the Singapore service, the number of high-end passengers and transit passengers in both cabins has increased, and the demand for the existing VIP lounge at Changi Airport has also increased significantly. From our highest level frequent flyers In the feedback, it was learned that waiting in the VIP lounge has become an indispensable part of the journey, and I look forward to the completion of the Qantas First Class VIP room to bring them more surprises. We believe that for all the upcoming steps For the guests on the flight trip, the VIP room will undoubtedly be the perfect place to rest and retreat, eat and drink, and work in the business.”
Singapore Changi Airport First Class Lounge Rendering
Qantas will once again work with Australian celebrity chef Neil Perry and renowned industrial designer David Caon and Akin Atelier Design Studio to create a relaxed and high-end space for international airlines and transit passengers. The design of the Singapore Changi Airport VIP Lounge will be based on the concept of sustainable development, strictly controlling the selection of construction materials, interior lighting, space display and service equipment to demonstrate world-class design.
The new Changi Airport First Class VIP Lounge is scheduled to open at the end of 2019, fully meeting the needs of passengers, especially transit, including complete showers, a full-service cocktail bar, an open kitchen restaurant and local Singaporean dining. The cultural menu has become the luxury stop for Qantas’ first-class passengers after Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles.
Singapore is Qantas’ highest passenger destination outside Australia, with more than 20% of its wide-body aircraft serving this destination. Qantas has more than 50 round-trip flights to and from Changi Airport every week. It is one of the largest foreign airlines operating at Singapore Airport. Jetstar, a subsidiary of Qantas Group, has 298 flights a week to and from Singapore’s Changi Airport, with flights to 26 destinations.
In addition to the investment in the VIP room project at Singapore Changi Airport, Qantas has previously announced the upgrade of airport lounges for six major destinations in Sydney, New Zealand, Auckland and Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth. The renovation plan will be completed, and the VIP lounge expansion area at the domestic terminal of Melbourne Airport will also be fully open at the end of this month.