27 AUGUST 2018


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Article from BTNews 27 AUGUST 2018

Qantas lounge bonanza

A new luxury lounge at Melbourne Airport and a revamp of its international lounges at Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo are on the cards from Qantas as it celebrates a record A$1.6bn (£900m) pre-tax profit for the 2017-18 financial year. Other plans include overhauling the interiors of the Airbus A380 superjumbo fleet to fit two new Business Class lounges on the upper deck, located either side of the staircase that leads down to First Class.

The all-new Melbourne domestic Business Lounge gives Business Class passengers and Platinum-grade frequent flyers what the airline calls “a smart and spacious upgrade”.

Styled as a “supper club”, the facility features marble from northern Spain, natural timber floors and brass and black metal fittings, with a centrally-located bar serving beer wine and spirits as a focal point.

Like similar outlets in Brisbane and Perth, the lounge will have its own dining option known as a Spice Bar serving freshly-made noodles and Asian street food. The Perth business lounge is known for its pizzas, while Brisbane has a Mexican cantina.

The Qantas international Business Lodge at Sydney Airport is next in line for refurbishment and will feature a water-themed dining area.


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