Virgin Australia is set to open a new lounge at Cairns Airport later this year, adding to the airline's regional lounge network.
Located on the upper level of the domestic terminal, the lounge will seat 180 guests "and encapsulate Virgin Australia’s distinct look and feel", a spokeswoman for Virgin Australia confirmed to Australian Business Traveller.
"The space will offer a range of facilities we know are important to our guests including dedicated areas to relax, recharge and refuel as well as a meeting room, a range of entertainment options, a gourmet menu designed by Luke Mangan and a barista station."
Although the spokesperson would not be drawn on an opening date for the new lounge, an online job listing by Virgin's lounge contractor Alliance Catering cites the lounge as opening in October.
The catering firm is seeking a lounge manager, shift supervisors and "food and beverage attendants with strong barista experience" with a key criteria being "exceptional coffee making skills". Bravo, Alliance!
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.