Cathay Pacific is reopening its cosy Singapore lounge

Another Cathay lounge is set to roll out the welcome mat.

By David Flynn, January 12 2023
Cathay Pacific is reopening its cosy Singapore lounge

Cathay Pacific intends to unlock the doors to its Singapore Changi T4 lounge in February as the airline steadily rebuilds its lounge network.

A spokesperson for Cathay Pacific has confirmed to Executive Traveller “we are targeting to re-open our Cathay Pacific lounge in Singapore by the end of February.”

Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.
Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.

That means business class passengers and lounge-worthy Cathay Silver, Gold and Diamond members – and their Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald equivalents – will no longer be sent to Terminal 4’s sub-par Blossom Lounge.

Instead, they’ll once again be able to settle in this boutique lounge’s comfortable dining room and enjoy the delights of Cathay’s signature Noodle Bar – which previously offered Hong Kong dan dan noodles and Singaporean laksa among its pre-flight tempters – along with a selection of dishes from the buffet.

Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.
Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.

The rest of the lounge is given over to a wide range of seating, from various armchairs and sofas to Cathay’s bespoke work-friendly Solo chairs.

Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.
Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.

These offer a little more privacy while also putting AC and USB ports within reach, along with a  small table plus a reading light and coat- or handbag-hanger.

One of Cathay's bespoke Solus chairs.
One of Cathay's bespoke Solus chairs.

About all that Cathay’s Changi T4 lounge lacks are shower suites, which would no doubt be welcome at the end of a steamy Singapore day.

Like its Hong Kong siblings The Pier plus other lounges at Tokyo Haneda, Taiwan, Bangkok, Manila, London Heathrow and Vancouver, Cathay’s Singapore lounge is based on the same elegant template created by English designer Ilse Crawford and her StudioIlse team.

Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.
Cathay Pacific's Singapore Changi T4 lounge.

This means a strongly ‘residential’ vibe, albeit with the most upmarket materials such as walnut and cherrywood, limestone, bronze and brass which all bring warmth, class and a sense of calmness to the space.

As previously reported, Cathay Pacific has now fully reopened The Wing First and The Pier Business lounges at Hong Kong, and Executive Traveller understands that more lounges will shortly follow.

11 Oct 2018

Total posts 2

Was here last week, great Lounge, food was excellent ( hainan chicken rice, Shu Mai, laksa, etc) wines mediocre, but overall very pleased with my time here.

22 May 2011

Total posts 87

When will Manila reopen?

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2550

CX hasn't advised this. When we hear a date we'll have a story, so stay tuned...

24 Aug 2011

Total posts 1193

With Jetstar moving to T4 at SN, would I, as a Qantas Gold FF, be able to access the Cathay Lounge if I am travelling on 3K with the ticket purchased using a Qantas code?

03 Jun 2019

Total posts 28

Jetstar isn't a oneworld or oneworld subsidiary member. So sadly no. Unless: you are gold or above with Cathay traveling on CX codeshare, then you got access to CX-operated lounges.

07 Oct 2012

Total posts 1250

No. Access reliant on departing on a flight marketed and operated by a oneworld member airline. 

24 Aug 2011

Total posts 1193

I expected that but it does show just another reason why QF was so keen to keep Jetstar in T1 at SIN.  The move to T4 has meant the QF/3K SIN hub has effectively fallen apart.  Not only do transferring pax have to change terminals but they have lost the ability to offer high status customers access to the excellent lounges they have developed in T1. 

22 Sep 2017

Total posts 64

Well, maybe it shows Qantas and Jetstar aren't interested in a hubbing model at Singapore for SE Asia.  They have restarted Hong Kong flights and could easily use A321s for direct flights from Australian cities to smaller destinations.  

05 Mar 2015

Total posts 386

Yes, between passengers who connect between Qantas and Jetstar Asia at Singapore plus Jetstar Asia travellers who have Qantas lounge access, and there are quite a few of those in the Singapore First Lounge most days plus many more in the Business Lounge, Jetstar Asia being forced to move to T4 is a big blow.

31 Oct 2017

Total posts 8

Any definitive date for the Singapore re-opening?


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