Qantas has completed a major upgrade of its domestic lounges at Melbourne Airport providing customers with more seats, an Asian spice bar and premium designs inspired by Melbourne’s landscape.
The new Domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club have been completely redesigned to use space more effectively, offering seats for nearly 900 customers. More than 130 additional customers can be accommodated – 40 per cent more in the Business Lounge and 10 per cent more in the Qantas Club.
Following a 12-month redevelopment, Qantas Group chief executive officer, Alan Joyce officially opened the new domestic lounges at Melbourne Airport today.
Joyce said the multi-million dollar investment was a vote of confidence in Melbourne’s future. “Melbourne is one of the busiest ports in our network, and with the demand for premium travel on the rise, it’s the right time to be investing in bigger and better lounges,” he said.
“Our Frequent Flyers tell us that starting their journey in a comfortable and premium lounge is important to them, which is why they were front of mind when we embarked on this redesign. Given it’s Melbourne, serving quality local food, wine and barista coffee is obviously a priority.”
Qantas operates 53 lounges worldwide. In the past five years, Qantas has built, upgraded or refreshed 85 per cent of its lounge network. It operates up to 750 domestic and regional flights from Melbourne every week.