More seats, an Asian ‘spice bar’ and premium designs are among the features of Qantas’ newly upgraded domestic lounges at Melbourne Airport.
Qantas says the major redesign of the Domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club at Tullamarine sees a more effective use of space, with seating for nearly 900 passengers now available. With an extra 130 customers accommodated, that’s 40% more in the Business Lounge and 10% more in the Qantas Club.
The 12-month redevelopment was officially opened by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce today (Friday).
“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,” Mr Joyce 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.”
In detail, key features of the new lounge include natural timbers, a turquoise and grey colour palette in the Qantas Club (inspired by the Great Ocean Road), dark tones in the Business Lounge to reflect Melbourne’s dining culture, a spice bar serving such dishes as noodle soups, char siu pork and Sichuan eggplant, all-day barista coffee, and a bar serving Aussie wine and beer.
Qantas has built, upgraded or refreshed 85% of its lounge network over the past five years, including a new First Lounge and expansion of existing Business Lounge at Singapore Changi, as well as upgrades to the airline’s lounges in Tokyo, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth.
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