Cathay Pacific reopens its Singapore lounge this week
Another Cathay lounge is set to roll out the welcome mat, and this one’s return will be very welcome indeed...
Cathay Pacific will unlock the doors to its Singapore Changi T4 lounge on February 22 as the airline continues to rebuild its lounge network.
A spokesperson for Cathay Pacific tells Executive Traveller the lounge’s opening hours will be 7am to 1.25am, in line with the airline’s spread-out flight schedule on the busy Singapore-Hong Kong route.
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.
The Noodle Bar fare has also been upgraded: while previously offering dan dan noodles and Singaporean laksa among its pre-flight tempters, chicken curry rice is now being added to the menu.
That’s in line with an effort to slightly differentiate each Noodle Bar’s offerings; visitors to Hong Kong’s The Pier Business lounge may already have noticed its Noodle Bar now serving barbecued pork rice and crispy roasted pork rice alongside wonton noodles.
In addition to the wide range of seating, from various armchairs and sofas to Cathay’s bespoke work-friendly Solo 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.
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 and The Deck at Hong Kong, and its Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita lounges.
Next on the list are Bangkok in March and Manila in April, while San Francisco, Beijing, Taipei and Vancouver are slated for “the second and third quarters of 2023.”
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11 Oct 2018
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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
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When will Manila reopen?
24 Oct 2010
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CX hasn't advised this. When we hear a date we'll have a story, so stay tuned...
24 Aug 2011
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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 29
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
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24 Aug 2011
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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
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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
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Any definitive date for the Singapore re-opening?
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31 Jan 2013
Total posts 14
Great news on the re-opening, was at the SATS Blossom lounge yesterday evening, half of which was roped off, the remaining section being the inner / darker area which was depressing to spend time in. Even worse was the horrific laksa they served.
Does anyone know the history behind Cathay's decision to be in T4, an almost empty, poorly connected terminal now without almost any shops in it, feels like a poor choice compared to T1