QANTAS’ SINGAPORE LOUNGES ARE FREQUENT FLYER FAVOURITES
(Thursday, 7 December 2023) Qantas lounges at Singapore’s Changi Airport are among the most favoured on the airline’s global lounge network, with Frequent Flyers calling out the exceptional Singaporean service style and the food and beverage offering as two key highlights when visiting.
Customers travelling through the Qantas Singapore lounges will find even more to love in the coming weeks as the airline ramps up its festive flying over the peak holiday period. Additional menu items and yuletide treats such as the signature Qantas Christmas cocktail with vodka, cherry brandy and house made strawberry syrup and traditional Christmas fare including carved glazed ham and turkey with all the trimmings will be on offer in the Singapore lounges for holiday travellers.
The Australian national carrier has a network of 51 lounges in Australia and around the world including two lounges at Singapore Changi Airport, the Qantas Business Lounge which opened in 2013 and Qantas First Lounge which opened in December 2019.
Qantas is also marking 50 years since it opened the doors to its very first international lounge in Sydney, Australia, and recently announced a $100-million investment in its lounge program, including the development of a new First Lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport which will benefit many customers travelling on QF2 services from London to Singapore.
Qantas Chief Customer Officer, Catriona Larritt, said customer feedback about the airline’s Singapore lounges is consistently positive, with some Frequent Flyers choosing to travel on flights that operate via Singapore based around the opportunity to visit the lounges.
“Our Singapore lounges are second to none when it comes to ensuring a high service standard. We know our customers love to enjoy the warm hospitality from our team and premium dining experiences inspired by the vibrancy of the Singaporean dining culture.
“Singapore is a key hub for our Asia operations, and as our capacity and frequency continues to increase in region, we’ve seen ongoing strong demand for travel in our premium cabins.”
A number of classic dishes including the signature salt and pepper squid and laksa with crayfish, rice noodles, bean sprouts and egg are an ongoing feature of the Singapore First Lounge menu. Each year, the Qantas Singapore First lounge serves over 24,000 plates of the signature prawn wontons with black vinegar and chilli, and more than 48,000 glasses of champagne.
The airline’s famed ‘Kangaroo Route’ from Sydney to London via Singapore launched in December 1947 on a Lockheed Constellation aircraft named Charles Kingsford Smith with 38 seats, taking five days, stopping at seven destinations including an overnight stop in Singapore, with a total flying time of 58 hours. In the first year of the Kangaroo Route’s operation, Qantas carried just over 7,500 passengers.
Qantas now operates over 40 return services from Singapore each week to a range of Australian destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth as well as the flagship QF1/2 Kangaroo Route from Australia to London via Singapore, operated by a fleet of A380 aircraft.
The A380 features 14 First Suites, 70 Business Suites and 60 Premium Economy seats as well as 341 economy seats and an onboard lounge designed by David Caon in a supper club style with seating for 10 people and a bespoke snack menu.
10:52 AM, 20 Feb, 2024
12:43 PM, 19 Feb, 2024
07:27 AM, 5 Feb, 2024