Virgin Australia has pushed back the opening of its new My Lounge at Brisbane Airport's international terminal until an unspecified time in 2019.
The airline had previously said its new home – located adjacent to Gate 77, towards the end of the terminal's northern concourse – was "due to open towards the end of November."
However, with November come and gone and the end of December now fast approaching, Virgin has revised its plans.
Brisbane's My Lounge "will be opening in early 2019", the airline now promises, but warns that the December/January summer peak season could see some lounge-worthy guests without any lounge access at all.
"Business class guests, Velocity Platinum and Gold members will continue to access to the Singapore (Airlines) SilverKris Lounge [above] when travelling to Los Angeles until the My Lounge opens," Virgin says, adding that it is also "working with Plaza Premium to offer lounge access where capacity permits."
"In circumstances where we are unable to accommodate lounge eligible guests, they will receive a food and beverage voucher to use at any of the outlets at the Brisbane International Airport."
My Lounge is an offshoot brand from UK-based company No1 Lounges, which will build and manage the lounge for Virgin Australia. No1 has also taken over and rebranded Etihad's Sydney and Melbourne lounges as The House lounges and is embarking on a revamp of Sydney's The House lounge.
No1 Lounges was approached for comment but did not reply or offer any further information about the revised opening schedule for My Lounge.
When Brisbane's My Lounge does open its doors, travellers will see a compact lounge with capacity for around 100 guests and "specifically designed in the style of a loft apartment".