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Singapore Airlines reopening Changi T2 SilverKris Lounges on 11 October

Singapore Airlines will reopen its Changi Airport T2 SilverKris Lounges at 5am on 11th October, including access to the Business Class section for KrisFlyer Elite Gold members.

Singapore Airlines has confirmed the reopening of its SilverKris Business Class and First Class lounges at Changi Airport Terminal 2 from Tuesday 11th October 2022, in tandem with the Terminal’s reopening for selected departing passenger flights.

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The lounges have not had a major overhaul like those in T3, so don’t expect the latest redesign, with only a minor refresh of the original furnishings and decor.

Business Centre in the T2 SilverKris First Class lounge. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

On the plus side, the Terminal 2 KrisFlyer Gold lounge will remain shuttered for now, meaning KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members departing from T2 will have access to the SKL Business Class section, for some pre-flight Champagne.

Opening hours

Singapore Airlines has now confirmed the operating hours of its T2 lounges.

Both the Business Class and First Class lounges will open their doors at 5am on 11th October, to accommodate passengers travelling on inaugural departures to Kuala Lumpur (SQ104) and Bangkok (SQ706), which go wheels-up at 7.10am that morning.

They will remain open until 7pm that evening, shortly after the final flight of the day departs from the terminal to Kuala Lumpur (SQ126) at 6.45pm.

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Thereafter, the opening hours, effective from 5am on 12th October onwards will be:

T2 Business Class
24 hours daily

T2 First Class
5am to 1am daily

This will cater for passengers travelling on flights to all Singapore Airlines South East Asia destinations from 13th October 2022, when over 40 of the carrier’s daily departures will be handled through T2’s southern section, compared to only 17 daily departures on the first couple of days of operation.

Lounge access

As we mentioned above, the T2 KrisFlyer Gold lounge won’t be reopening initially, so the following departing passengers will be eligible for access to these two SilverKris lounges from 11th October 2022.

Departing on a Singapore Airlines or Star Alliance flight

Departing on a Singapore Airlines flight

Departing on a Star Alliance flight

Singapore Airlines
T2 SilverKris Lounge Access
Cabin Class / Membership Tier T2 SKL
Business Class
T2 SKL
First Class
Guests
Suites or First Class

Business Class

Solitaire PPS Club

in Business, Premium Economy or Economy
Solitaire PPS Club
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in Business, Premium Economy or Economy
PPS Club
KrisFlyer Elite Gold
Star Alliance Gold

in Business, Premium Economy or Economy

Additionally, when flying on a Singapore Airlines flight, the following status holders can access the T2 SKL Business Class lounge:

  • 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)

In all cases, as a result of a recently tightened policy, your guest (where eligible) must be departing on the same day and same flight as you.

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Remember this access policy is only applicable for the T2 SilverKris lounges.

Over at T3, where all Singapore Airlines lounges are now open again, the standard access policy applies, as outlined below (click to expand).

Departing on a Singapore Airlines flight
Cabin Class / Membership Tier Lounge Eligibility Guests
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Solitaire PPS Club
in Business, Premium Economy or Economy
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PPS Club
in Business, Premium Economy or Economy
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KrisFlyer Elite Gold
in Business
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KrisFlyer Elite Gold
in Premium Economy or Economy
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Departing on a Star Alliance flight
Cabin Class / Membership Tier Lounge Eligibility Guests
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Star Alliance Gold
(including KFEG and PPS Club)
in Business
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Star Alliance Gold
(including KFEG and PPS Club)
in Premium Economy or Economy
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In all cases, your guest must be departing on the same day and same flight as you.

Guest privileges are not cumulative (e.g. a First Class traveller who is also a Solitaire PPS Club member is not entitled to have two guests).

The new T3 lounges will retain the standard access policy. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

You can still use the T3 lounges

With a T3 – T2 airside SkyTrain link in operation, those departing from T2 but wishing to use the renovated lounges in T3 will also be able to do so, simply by allowing slightly longer to reach the gate come departure time.

T2 and T3 are already connected at the airside transit area by a SkyTrain service. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Singapore Airlines has confirmed to Mainly Miles that while it of course prefers passengers to check-in and use the lounge in their departing terminal, it will once again be possible to check in and proceed through immigration in T3, even for a T2 departure, saving additional time if this is your lounge use strategy.

“While we encourage customers whose flights are departing from Terminal 2 to check in at the same terminal, they may opt to check in at Terminal 3 as well.

“Eligible customers who wish to use the lounge before their flight may visit the SilverKris Lounge at Terminal 2, or the SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges at Terminal 3.

“Customers may take the complimentary Changi Airport Skytrain inside the transit area to travel between Terminals 2 and 3. The Changi Airport Skytrain operates daily from 0430hrs to 0130hrs.

“Customers should provision ample time to travel between Terminals 2 and 3, so as to ensure they get to their boarding gate on time.”

SIA spokesperson

Those departing from T2 in First Class to Jakarta will no doubt want to use the First Class check-in and The Private Room over in T3 prior to departure, rather than these newly-opened T2 lounges.

T3 passengers can use the T2 lounges

Similarly those departing on SIA from T3 can opt to check-in and clear security at T2 from 11th October, if they prefer.

This could be a good option for KrisFlyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members travelling in Economy or Premium Economy from T3, since they will be entitled to use the SilverKris Business Class lounge in T2 prior to departure, which includes Champagne.

Will the lure of SIA’s Business Class Lounge Champagne be enough to coax KrisFlyer Elite Gold passengers across to T2? (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Again, that’s because the KrisFlyer Gold lounge in T2 will remain closed for the time being, as it is undergoing redevelopment, according to a statement we received from the airline.

Do be aware that some Singapore Airlines T3 flights actually depart from T1 (gates ‘C’ and ‘D’), where the walking time to and from T2 can be nearly 40 minutes, including two SkyTrain rides, according to CAG!