Singapore Airlines reopens its Terminal 2 lounge at London Heathrow
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The pre-flight amenities at London Heathrow (LHR) are slowly returning to normal.
Singapore Airlines has just reopened its well-regarded SilverKris Lounge in Terminal 2 for first- and business-class travellers, TravelMole reported. The Heathrow lounge, which is located at departure level next to the World Duty Free shop, had been closed along with Singapore Air’s other SilverKris locations around the world.
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But now that Singapore is on the U.K.’s green travel list, the carrier has been ramping up its flight routes in and out of London. So, even though British travellers can’t fly to Singapore yet, business for the carrier has picked up enough that it makes sense to bring the lounge back online.
Also, the recent testing of a “travel lane” for fully vaccinated travellers between Germany and Singapore — the first such attempt between Europe and Asia — is a hopeful sign that U.K. residents may soon be able to start flying there soon.
The SilverKris Lounge is currently open to first-class passengers travelling on Singapore Air and Star Alliance airlines from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., and for business-class customers from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Access to the lounge is free for first- and business-class customers, as well as Star Alliance Gold customers. The lounge has always been popular with premium travellers as it can accommodate a large number of passengers and is typically not as business as, say, the Lufthansa lounge.
“We are delighted to reopen our London Heathrow SilverKris Lounge for both [first- and business-class] customers after such a long period of enforced closure. We have made adaptations to ensure everyone’s safety and are delighted to once again provide fliers with a calming space to relax,” said Mohamed Rafi Mar, the airline’s general manager, U.K. and Ireland.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, social distancing is still required, and the seating arrangements have been adjusted accordingly. Also, the business-class section no longer offers a self-service buffet; instead, guests can request specific dishes that lounge staff will serve.
The à la carte meal service, which still has items such as Singapore laksa and carrot cake, continues to be available in the first-class area.
All lounge guests must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before their flight is scheduled to depart. Once you’re inside, however, you can take full advantage of the workstations, food and beverage program, and comfortable seating.
Just remember that because of its location by the World Duty Free shop in the B Gate Terminal, you may have to budget time for a trek if your flight departs from the A Gates.
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