Rockhampton | Published on 15th November 2022 at 14:27

Travellers from the beef capital of Australia will be able to get their trip off to a flying start with the opening of a new Qantas Club at Rockhampton Airport from tomorrow.

As part of the national carrier’s ongoing investment in regional Australia, the new Rockhampton Qantas Club has double the capacity of the previous lounge with seating for up to 65 guests.

The 200 square metre lounge features artwork by local indigenous artist Brandon Butler, which pays respect to the traditional owners, representing a journey onto the Darumbal Country which the airport is located on.

QantasLink CEO John Gissing said Rockhampton is a key port for QantasLink and the new Qantas Club has been designed to give frequent flyers a great experience before they take off.

“The space has been designed with business and leisure travellers in mind. While we expect the lounge will be well utilised by business travellers, it’s also opening just in time for the peak Christmas travel period for our leisure Qantas Club members and tiered frequent flyers.”

The former Rockhampton Qantas Club closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and the new lounge offers visitors a bird’s eye view of the tarmac.

For those wanting to catch up on emails ahead of their flight, the Rockhampton Qantas Club features dedicated work areas with high tables as well as high-speed Wi-Fi.

Premium Australian beer and wines will be available, alongside a selection of sweet treats and savoury snacks.

The Rockhampton Qantas Club will open one hour prior to each Qantas operated service until the last Qantas departure. Qantas Club members, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One and eligible oneworld frequent flyers will be able to access the new lounge.

Qantas currently operates 48 services each week to Rockhampton from Brisbane and Mackay using the airline’s fleet of Q400 and Boeing 717 aircraft.