Qantas Airways has reintroduced its First Class offering to its customers travelling to and from Singapore with the return of its superjumbo A380 aircraft and re-opening of its First Lounge at Changi Airport.
Australian national carrier Qantas Airways will fly its recently refurbished A380 aircraft on flights between Australia and Singapore, and Singapore and London.
The aircraft’s premium cabins include 14 First Suites, 70 Business Suites (increased by 6) and 60 Premium Economy seats (increased by 25) as well as 341 Economy seats (decreased by 30). The on-board lounge has been redesigned by David Caon in a supper club style with seating for 10 people and a bespoke snack menu.
Qantas has also re-opened its First Lounge at Changi Airport, which was launched in December 2019 and quickly became one of the most popular lounges on the Qantas international network. It operated for just three months before closing due to the pandemic.
The Qantas First Lounge has capacity for 240 guests and offers a Neil Perry fine dining experience with a menu inspired by Singapore’s vibrant dining scene featuring dishes such as a signature Laksa with Crayfish and Rice Noodles, Barramundi with Sambal Browned Butter and Shrimp-based Chicken Wings.
The Carrara marble bar invites guests to select from an extensive beverage menu featuring Champagne, bespoke cocktails including the Merlion Blush and barista coffee.
The 1000 square metre lounge was designed by Australian industrial designer David Caon in collaboration with architect Kelvin Ho of Akin Atelier to provide a sense of calming luxury with a Singaporean twist featuring pops of greenery.
The lounge features classic furniture which is combined with both modern designed pieces to create a unique environment for customers. There are zones for dining, working and relaxing as well as 10 shower suites for customers to freshen up.
The First Lounge operates alongside the existing Qantas Business Lounge ensuring all eligible customers travelling have a fantastic pre-flight experience.
Qantas will operate a daily return A380 flight from Sydney to Singapore and on to London as well as 20 A330 operated flights each week from Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
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