From today Qantas will begin construction on its new Domestic Business Lounge at Perth Airport to coincide with the airline’s move to a dedicated Qantas precinct in 2015.
The new lounge will add 30 per cent more lounge capacity into the Perth market and will be available to Qantas business class customers, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers.
The lounge will provide convenient access to Terminals 3 and 4 – where the Qantas Group will soon have exclusive use for Domestic and Regional services.
Qantas Domestic Head of Customer Strategy Philip Capps said the new precinct will deliver a better travel and airport experience for Qantas customers as a result of improved gate access, faster security screening, quicker check in and now more lounge facilities.
“The new lounge will ensure our business customers receive the same high level of service on the ground as they receive in the sky,” said Mr Capps.
“At 1,365 square metres, the lounge will have capacity for over 350 customers and will be equipped to give them the space, state of the art facilities, quality service and luxuries that Qantas Business lounges are renowned for.
“From a dedicated work zone with meeting room and conference facilities to a dedicated dining area offering a ‘dish of the day’ and all day barista service, the business lounge will give our most frequent flyers the ability to work or unwind in luxury.
“Combined with the latest in design innovation and service delivery the new lounge will also offer a number of exciting new food and beverage initiatives raising the bar in both product and service, across not only our network but the entire domestic market.”
Other features of the lounge include new furniture, wireless internet, newspapers, magazines, Foxtel and a full service bar and buffet offering a selection of food and beverages.
The addition of a Qantas Business Lounge will complete Qantas’ suite of domestic lounges at Perth Airport with a Chairman’s lounge and Qantas Club already in operation.
Qantas currently operates four Business Lounges (Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne) which are a unique product in the domestic Australian market and provide competitive differentiation.