British Airways is tipped to open its own first class lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport, following the decision by Qantas to close the first class lounge shared by both airlines.
The lounge would cater for first class passengers and Executive Club Gold card-holders on BA's London-Singapore-Sydney flights.
It could also provide Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum members with an alternative to the Red Roo’s business lounge before hopping onto a Qantas flight from Singapore, due to the lounge access provisions for oneworld partner airlines.
BA is believed to be in discussion with Qantas and Changi Airport Group, which manages Singapore Changi Airport, about taking over one of the two Terminal 1 lounges currently shared with Qantas under the soon-to-be-dissolved Qantas-BA joint venture and convert this into a Galleries lounge.
Approached for comment, a spokesperson for British Airways told Australian Business Traveller "We're currently working on our plans for when our joint agreement with Qantas ends on March 31, 2013 and I have no details beyond this."
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