Qantas has unveiled its expanded Business Lounge at Changi airport in Singapore following a renovation that created a new dining area and expanded seating.

The lounge at Terminal 1, which now spans 2,200 square metres, can seat 574 customers (74 more than before the expansion).

The new space has banquette seating, dining chairs and tables and ample power outlets.

The lounge, which first opened in 2013 has an a la carte menu by Neil Perry, 20 showers, 80-inch television screens and flexible working, relaxing and dining areas.

The expansion of the Business Lounge will be followed by the opening of a new Qantas First Lounge at Changi Airport in November.

It will feature luxury showers, a cocktail bar and an open kitchen. Both lounges combined will offer seating for more than 800 customers.

Qantas International Acting CEO Naren Kuma said their multi-million-dollar investment in an expanded Business Lounge and new First Lounge at Changi Airport would represent an overall capacity increase of 60%.

He also noted that the investment was part of the carrier’s commitment to improving the experience for their customers travelling through Asia.

Singapore remains Qantas’ largest hub outside of Australia. Around 50% of the Qantas Group’s international capacity is now dedicated to Asia, up from 30% eight years ago.

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“With the return of our Singapore hub, we are seeing strong demand for travel in premium cabins,” Naren Kuma explained.

“We are pleased to open the additional space to ensure a comfortable experience for our customers spending time in the Business Lounge”.