• British Airways Introduces New Lounge in Changi Airport Singapore
  • British Airways Introduces New Lounge in Changi Airport Singapore
  • British Airways Introduces New Lounge in Changi Airport Singapore
  • British Airways Introduces New Lounge in Changi Airport Singapore
  • British Airways Introduces New Lounge in Changi Airport Singapore

The flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and its largest airline based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations known as British Airways will open its all-new business and first class lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore this week, revealing a major-grade transformation that is taken the Terminal 1 space from drab to fab. A centrepiece of the new British Airways Singapore Lounge is the Concorde Bar, a fresh concept for the elite first class passengers and top-tier Executive Club frequent flyers of British Airways, which borrows the private Concorde Room brand from their flagship London Heathrow lounges and reworks it into a smaller footprint more suitable for outstation lounges beyond their home hub. The four-month make-over has also boosted its lounge capacity by about 42% up from a previous total of 159 seats to 185 seats in the main lounge area and 41 in the Concorde Bar.

According to Rob Williams who is the of Head of Asia Pacific Sales for British Airways, he explained, “We have taken a good look at the space and re-designed it for 2015 and beyond. It has the same footprint as the former shared Qantas-British Airways first class lounge but with a much better use of space.” Furthermore he explained, “The washrooms have been relocated within the same zone as the showers, as you go into the lounge on the left of reception. We have also carved out areas within the lounge for people who want to relax, eat and drink. Alone the left side of the lounge, you will have zones of seating all the way down with high-backed leather armchairs and also some sofas for people travelling together. While the middle section of the lounge is where people can sit on a stool doing some work, having something to eat or drink, and look out at the view of the concourse.” At the far end of the lounge lies a “study” zone with workstations and wireless printing. The majority of visitors to the lounge will also find AC and USB power sockets close at hand, so it will help them while working or studying.

While not a full-on lounge and dining area similar to the elite Concorde Rooms at London and New York, its new Concorde Bar draws its inspiration from those havens for the well-heeled flying in British Airways first class as well as Executive Club Gold Concorde Room Card-holders and invitation-only Executive Club Premier members. The entrance to the Concorde Bar is located at the right side of the lounge, just past the reception area, and is accessed via a passcode, or the attendant who greets you on arrival will open the door for you. The Concorde Bar has seating for forty-one high flyers who will be looked after by a dedicated attendant. For those of you who are willing to see the new British Airways Singapore Lounge, it will opens its door daily from three in the afternoon until eleven at night with departure of flight BA16 to London. Eligible visitors include travellers in British Airways first class and business class, along with first and business class passengers on flights operated by Oneworld members such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, and Japan Airlines. Then British Airways Executive Club Silver and Gold card-holders, plus their Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald equivalents, such as Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold and Platinum, and Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold, and Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Diamond members.

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