Singapore Airlines has been working on a new lounge at Bangkok International Airport for some time and has informed members of their KrisFlyer Program today that the facilities are now ready for guests.
Not only will Singapore Airlines trump it’s previous own lounge but it’s now the best Star Alliance Lounge at BKK Airport especially in comparison with the rather dismal Thai Airways Lounges.
Many airlines have recently refurbished their lounges in Bangkok and currently EVA Airways, Cathay Pacific as well as Japan Airlines (I wrote about the JAL Lounge here) have a fantastic lounge product at the airport where home carrier Thai Airways offers pretty disappointing facilities.
You can access the announcement on Singapore Airlines website here as well as a more detailed version through a personalized email link (check your mails!).
Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce that its new SilverKris Lounge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport will open on 11 May 2017.
The lounge is located at Concourse D, Departure Level 3 at the central spine of the terminal, opposite Gate D7.
Your home away from home, our Lounge features a fully-furnished living room fitted with Singapore Airlines’ signature armchairs, productivity pods, a self-service buffet in the dining room, a bar, and more.
Here are some images SIA provided in their email:
I love that they highlight the fresh coconut which is a favorite of many visitors to the SQ Lounge there and a great way to refresh before the flight.
What’s not being mentioned is if the SilverKris Lounge now finally has it’s own washroom because previously everybody had to the public toilet outside the lounge which as you can imagine isn’t a real highlight.
You will be able to access this lounge with either a Business/First Class Boarding Pass or as a Star Alliance Gold Member traveling on any Star Alliance flight (at least that was their previous policy, I doubt it will change).
I’m curious to visit the new SIA Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport after returning to Asia next week. I’ve visited this lounge many times before especially when departing on Thai or other Star Alliance flights in the B/C/D Gates.
Keep in mind that if your flight leaves from the F/G/H gates this lounge is not really an option for you because it’s really a long way and your best bet would be the EVA Airways Lounge or in the worst case the Thai Airways Lounge either right behind Immigration (the largest one) or the two smaller ones in the F/G/H gate area.
It’s rare that the home carrier offers by far the worst lounges at it’s own hub. Additionally Thai Airways won’t give any Fast Track to their Star Alliance Gold customers in Economy Class so you have to use the general immigration and security which can be a bloody mess.