- Expanded Qantas Club
- New Qantas Business Lounge, Chairman's Lounge
- Single international lounge to replace first, business lounges
Qantas will open four new Brisbane airport lounges in the second half of this year as part of a multimillion dollar upgrade to the airline's terminal, boosting lounge space by some 30% in total.
This will include a redesign and expansion of the Qantas Club and construction of a new Business Lounge for domestic business class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers, which is tipped to follow the lead of Perth’s new Business Lounge (below) but with hints of Queensland in the design.
“It’s the next evolution of our Business Lounges" Helen Gray, the airline's Head of Domestic Product & Service, tells Australian Business Traveller with regards to the Perth Business Lounge.
"The key element now is regionality, and all the lounges won’t necessarily look the same."
Also on the cards: a new invitation-only Chairman's Lounge for VIPs and high-value customers.
Work on all three domestic lounges will be carried out in stages so that each can be partly open, in a staged process across the second half of this year, while a second stage of expansion continues into 2017.
At Brisbane's International Terminal, the current first class and business class lounges will merge into a single modern lounge with an expanded footprint – similar to what the airline has already done with its popular international lounges at Singapore (below) and Hong Kong.
The new Brisbane international lounge is expected to open in September 2016.
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