Qatar Airways is constructing a brand new premium lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. The lounge will join the existing network of Qatar Airways lounges in Doha, London, Paris, Beirut and Bangkok.
The new Qatar Airways Premium Lounge in Singapore will be in Terminal 1, located upstairs next to the existing Emirates Lounge. The lounge is due to open in early 2020, shortly after the new Qantas Singapore First Class Lounge and in time for the 2020 annual AFF lounge crawl in Singapore in June next year.
Qatar Airways has not yet revealed who will have access to its Singapore lounge. At some other Qatar Airways lounges, access is restricted to passengers ticketed in Business or First Class on Qatar Airways or another Oneworld airline. In these cases, Qatar Airways Economy passengers with Oneworld status are not permitted entry. We’ll have to wait and see whether this rule will also apply in Singapore.
It looks like it will be a fairly large lounge, so hopefully there will be enough space for Qatar Airways to accommodate Oneworld frequent flyers travelling in any cabin class.
At Qatar Airways’ hub of Hamad International Airport in Doha, there are separate (superior) lounges for Qatar Airways Business and First Class passengers, and another lounge for Oneworld frequent flyers travelling in Economy class.
With or without access to the new Qatar Airways Premium Lounge, Oneworld frequent flyers are still spoilt for choice in Singapore. Qantas and British Airways also operate lounges in Singapore Terminal 1, and eligible Qantas flyers can also use the excellent Emirates Lounge.
The investment in a new lounge in Singapore underpins Qatar Airways’ strategy to attract premium customers flying from the lion city. Qatar Airways currently has three daily flights from Singapore to Doha on Airbus A350s featuring the airline’s popular Business Class Qsuites.
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