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Singapore Airlines reopens Bangkok SilverKris Lounge

Singapore Airlines has reopened its Bangkok SilverKris Lounge, for eligible passengers departing on all the carrier's Singapore-bound flights.

Update: 20th September 2022
From 21st September 2022, the Bangkok SKL lounge will be open from 6.30am to 11pm, covering all five daily SIA departures.

Singapore Airlines is pressing forward with a gradual reopening of its overseas SilverKris lounge network, confirming that the carrier’s dedicated facility at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has become the latest to rejoin the fold from tomorrow.

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This is the seventh out of 10 SilverKris lounges outside the airline’s home base to reopen, but an additional three were also permanently shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bangkok SilverKris lounge features the ‘home away from home’ design concept by Ong&Ong, and is now available once again for those departing on three of the SIA’s five daily services linking the Thai capital with Singapore.

The Bangkok SilverKris Lounge includes a tended bar. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

The current Bangkok SKL first opened in May 2017, with the airline taking the opportunity to refresh the decor as part of a relocation from the ‘A’ concourse to the ‘D’ concourse at the airport.

Bangkok SKL has reopened

The SilverKris lounge in Bangkok reopens its doors tomorrow (14th September 2022), with an opening window designed to time with the airline’s afternoon and evening flight departures to Singapore.

  • 12.30pm – 9.00pm

This primarily provides access for Business Class and eligible status holders departing on the following SIA flights from the Thai capital:

  • SQ709 at 15:30 (A350 LH)
  • SQ711 at 18:30 (A350 MH)
  • SQ713 at 20:10 (A350 MH)

Prior to the reopening, SIA Business Class passengers, PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members departing from Bangkok were mainly reliant on the Thai Airways lounges at Concourse D or Concourse E.

This will continue to be the case for eligible passengers departing on the airline’s two morning flights from Suvarnabhumi to Singapore, affecting those travelling on:

  • SQ705 at 09:40 (787-10)
  • SQ707 at 12:15 (A350 LH)

At a later date, we expect a full-day opening of this SilverKris lounge will take effect, also accommodating morning SIA passengers.

Update: Thanks to reader Aaron, who confirmed during a visit to the lounge that the operating hours are being extended from 21st September 2022 to:

  • 6.30am – 11.00pm
(Photo: MainlyMiles reader Aaron)

Singapore Airlines has also updated the lounge’s opening hours on its website.

This will allow passengers on both morning flights (SQ705 and SQ707) to use the lounge, and also with the longer evening opening will provide another (potentially quieter) Star Alliance alternative for a few hours, even after all SIA flights have departed.

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The Bangkok SKL continues to have no shower facilities, so plan to freshen up at home or in your hotel before heading to the airport. The first opportunity for SIA transit passengers originating in Bangkok to take a shower will be at the SilverKris lounges in Changi Airport T3 or T2.

Access

The following passengers are able to access SIA’s SilverKris lounge in Bangkok, when departing on a Singapore Airlines or Star Alliance member operated flight:

  • in Suites Class or First Class (+1 guest)
  • in Business Class (passenger only)
  • in Business Class, Premium Economy or Economy class and holding KrisFlyer Elite GoldPPS or PPS Solitaire status (+1 guest)
  • in Premium Economy or Economy class and holding Star Alliance Gold status (+1 guest)

In all cases your guest (where permitted) must be departing on the same flight as you.

Additionally, only when flying on a Singapore Airlines flight:

  • Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum and Gold status members, in any cabin class (+1 guest)
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold status members, in any cabin class (passenger only)

Again your guest (where permitted) must be travelling on the same Singapore Airlines or Star Alliance member operated flight as you.

Bangkok SilverKris Lounge. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

Bangkok – Singapore flight schedule

Singapore Airlines is operating its Boeing 787-10, Airbus A350 Medium Haul (Regional) and Airbus A350 Long Haul aircraft on its five daily Bangkok flights during the northern summer season between now and the end of October 2022.

SIA Bangkok – Singapore Schedule
Now – 29 Oct 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
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787-10
BKK
09:40
SIN

13:05
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A350 Long Haul
BKK
12:15
SIN

15:40
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A350 Long Haul
BKK
15:30
SIN

18:55
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A350 Medium Haul
BKK
18:30
SIN

21:55
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A350 Medium Haul
BKK
20:10
SIN

23:30

The Boeing 787-10s and Airbus A350 Medium Haul jets feature the latest wide-body Regional Business Class seats first introduced in 2018, providing direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 configuration.

Business Class on the Airbus A350 Medium Haul. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Many of our readers prefer the older but wider and perhaps more comfortable 2013 Business Class seat, and the good news for the Bangkok route is that two daily flights benefit from this configuration on the Airbus A350 Long Haul.

Airbus A350 Long Haul Business Class is available on two out of five daily Bangkok flights. (Photo: Daniel Gillespia)

Remember you can check our continually updated reference of Business Class seat types by route and First Class seat types by route across the SIA network for the latest information on what seats to expect when you next travel in these cabins.

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Don’t forget, on A350 Long Haul flights to and from Bangkok you can also snag a seat in the Premium Economy cabin for an additional fee when travelling on an Economy ticket, or try your luck at online check-in and sit there for no extra charge.

Bangkok redemption rates

These are the KrisFlyer miles needed for the Singapore – Bangkok route, based on the latest award rates since the 2022 devaluation became effective from 5th July 2022.