Virgin Australia's lounge at Perth Airport now boasts more space, more seats and more flat-screen tellies.
With room for up to 300 travellers, thanks to almost 400 square metres of extra space, the lounge is now larger than its Brisbane counterpart – although it lacks the modern design of Virgin's new-look lounges.
A Virgin Australia spokesman described the lounge to Australian Business Traveller as being "more in line with the Sydney lounge at the moment", although a lounge that's more in keeping with the modern style of Melbourne and Brisbane will be built as part of the new terminal at Perth Airport due to open in 2014.
(Of course, Virgin's Sydney lounge is getting its own multi-million dollar makeover to become a flagship two-level lounge by year's end, while Virgin and Etihad will open a shared international lounge in Sydney early next year.)
Virgin says the Perth lounge now features several 'zoned areas to offer choice and improved experience' for travellers, additional group seating and a self-service beverage area (in addition to the barista and bar service) plus three more HD TVs and two additional sets of flight information displays.
The lounge is open to all business class travellers plus Gold and Platinum members of Virgin's Velocity frequent flyer program.
Virgin also offers 'anytime access' to its lounges, which means that Velocity Gold and Platinum cardholders can use the lounge even when they're not booked on a flight with Virgin Australia or partners such as Air New Zealand.
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