SIA to spend $20m to build, upgrade airport lounges worldwide

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  1. global_happy_traveller
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    Yet once again foreign taking the lead in products and services. You have brand new planes such as 787 being released and all UA can do is fit in their dull old product. While other airlines choose to celebrate their new products, 747-8, with refreshed first/business seats.

    Again, I'm sure these lounges will outmatch the competition. Anyone visit a AA or UA lounge recently? F lounge is marginally better, but again foreign carriers blows them out of the water.

    Alas, what can be done...
     
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    You do realize that the UA config on the 787 matches what most other operators are putting in it, right??
     
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    Singapore Airlines Set To Redefine Airport Lounge Experience


    23 August 2012 - Singapore Airlines has appointed renowned architectural and interior design firm ONG&ONG to develop a new design concept to be applied to all of the Airline’s airport lounges worldwide. The appointment is part of a more than $20 million investment programme in SilverKris Lounges for the next five years intended to enhance the travel experience of our customers.

    The new design concept will be rolled out progressively to the Airline’s lounges from the middle of next year. The SilverKris Lounge at Sydney Airport will be the first to be fitted out with the new design concept.

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    Ahead of the introduction of the new design concept next year, Singapore Airlines continues to focus efforts on improving existing SilverKris Lounges, as part of the more than $20 million investment programme over five years.

    Singapore Airlines has 15 SilverKris Lounges at airports around the world, inclusive of new lounges at Delhi and Seoul airports.

    The Delhi lounge recently had its soft opening and is to be officially opened in September. The Seoul lounge is slated for completion at Incheon International Airport by the end of this year.

    In addition, the SilverKris Lounge at Melbourne Airport will be undergoing expansion and renovation works. Due for completion around the end of November, the improvements will offer increased seating capacity as well as a new dining area.
     
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    I hope the new design concept includes having toilets inside the lounges :)
     
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    I don't know how they're going to redefine the lounge experience with $4mm/yr it's really not that much..
     
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    I really hope there's going to be something good coming out of that facility because other than having a slight advantage in the food quality department, it really is inferior in all other aspects to the NZ lounge in the same airport.
     
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