Qantas' Brisbane international lounge just got larger

Qantas' Brisbane international lounge just got larger

Qantas' Brisbane International Lounge has just gotten bigger, with the opening of a ground floor annexe to boost capacity by some 25% and ease the squeeze during the busiest travel periods.

The new space – previously occupied by Air New Zealand – has seating for 100 passengers and sports its own hot and cold buffet...

... with a bar and barista coffee station (Qantas reportedly goes through 5kg of coffee each day at its Brisbane international lounge).

Its design draws on the same threads as the rest of the lounge: a relaxed 'Queensland living' vibe in its materials, colours and finishes, as well as timber cafe-style seating and low-slung lounges.

However, the ground floor extension will be open only during Qantas' busy morning peak hours from 7:30am to 11am,

"With the majority of our international flights from Brisbane departing in the morning, the expanded space will give our customers a more relaxed lounge experience," says Qantas Group Chief Customer Officer, Vanessa Hudson.

Also read: Australian Business Traveller reviews the Qantas Brisbane International Lounge 

David Flynn
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.
 

12 comments

  • Mark

    Mightyreds

    17 Apr, 2019 03:00 pm

    Thanks for the update. I look forward to checking this out on Saturday morning.
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  • IntegralMan

    IntegralMan

    17 Apr, 2019 04:54 pm

    This is good news - it's got increasingly busy in there from around 9-10am, particularly on Sundays. I couldn't get seating for 2 people the last time I was there.
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  • Stephen Howell

    ratrace

    17 Apr, 2019 05:47 pm

    Will check this out Friday morning!
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  • L Mck

    Lmc

    18 Apr, 2019 06:55 am

    Great news!
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  • Aidan

    Aidan

    18 Apr, 2019 11:27 am

    This lounge in beautiful. I hope Melbourne gets something like this in the future.
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  • Pabloscloset

    Pabloscloset

    18 Apr, 2019 12:23 pm

    Beautiful curved counters. Looks very elegant
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  • highflyer

    highflyer

    18 Apr, 2019 01:15 pm

    Is this new space interconnected with the upper levels? Or is there a seperate entry?
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  • John Phelan

    John Phelan

    18 Apr, 2019 01:30 pm

    You go through the same entrance on the departures level, but instead of turning left and taking the escalator up, you walk straight ahead.

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  • Nate Webster

    Concorde1990

    19 Apr, 2019 09:32 am

    A very welcome and much needed addition. I’ll be checking it out in Ju
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  • Stephen Howell

    ratrace

    20 Apr, 2019 09:06 am

    My take after experiencing it on Friday morning - more general than the increased space:

    Pros
    - good service
    - nice space
    - busy but not too crowded

    Cons
    - hot food options sounds sparse and quality not good

    Overall, it’s a lounge. I’ve experienced far worse but also slightly better.
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  • ALAN ORR

    orra

    24 Apr, 2019 03:20 pm

    Great news as this lounge despite its recent renovation (and upper level expansion) is just way too congested during the morning period.
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  • Tony

    426dfv

    3 May, 2019 12:03 am

    Went to their lounge this morning (the lower floor). Hot food choices are very limited (Scrambled/boiled egg, mushroom plus sausages). Floor area is pretty small and their tables and chairs are very close to each other.
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19 May, 2019 11:29 pm

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