Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, revealed their brand new state-of-the-art business class lounge at Nadi International Airport. Following 12 months of design and development, the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge is a first-of-its-kind for the region complete with a number of special features including chef-inspired menus, baristas, luxury spa, nanny service and the exclusive ‘Fiji Bean Cart’.
The 200-seat lounge offers a world class lounge experience along with a dedicated family area, a Quiet Zone and a Media Room which doubles as a private meeting space. It is one of the first lounges in the Australasian region to have a designated children’s room called Lailai Land, which comes complete with a fully qualified Fijian Nanny – an offering Fiji resorts are famous for. With a nanny on offer to look after the kids, parents can relax in the lounge with the glass-panelled children’s playroom visible from the family area.
For food and refreshments, the lounge includes a full service kitchen and a buffet offering local and international cuisine, plus a dining area, barista and bar.
The barista offers guests freshly made coffee in the morning, and the exclusive Fiji Airways’ Signature Cocktails are available in the evening. The self-service bar, with a selection of award-winning wines, local and international beers and soft drinks, is available throughout the day.
Fiji Airways is also offering a unique Fijian twist on the trend of food trucks with the Fiji Bean Cart situated in the lounge. Fiji Bean Carts are an iconic part of Fijian life, selling savoury and sweet snacks at markets and bus terminals in every town in the country. The Fiji Bean Cart at the lounge gives guests the chance to sample an array of local delicacies.
The Fiji Airways Premier Lounge also features a Business Centre, along with a number of charging stations and data ports throughout the 887 sq. metre space.
Officially opened on Tuesday, the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge was revealed at a special preview held by Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen and the Fijian Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, the Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Mr. Viljoen said: “We’re delighted to unveil the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge, a world class lounge experience right here in Nadi. We’re proud to be able to offer this product to our Business Class guests, Tabua Club members, guests of our partner airlines as well as pay-for-use customers.”
Other notable elements of the lounge include a live greenery wall and a constellation of stars on the ceiling representing the Fijian summer and winter skies.
A pay-for-use spa is also available to all guests offering express treatments to guests looking to get a last touch of luxury on their trip. The spa service is also be open to non-lounge guests via an external entrance.
The Fiji Airways Premier Lounge is open for all Business Class guests and the airline’s Tabua Club members travelling on Fiji Airways international flights from Nadi International Airport. Economy Class and other airline passengers can also access the lounge for a small fee of FJD 99 or USD 49.
Fiji Airways flies twice daily from Sydney, daily from Brisbane, twice weekly from Adelaide and five times a week from Melbourne, with onward connections to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Honolulu. The airline also codeshares with Qantas for passengers wishing to travel from other Australian airports. Earlier this month, the airline announced a new direct service between Fiji and Japan.