Virgin Australia Expands Perth Airport Lounge
25th Jun 2012
The new airport lounge in Perth has a total floor area of 400 square meters which can easily hold up to 300 people at a time. By area, it is much bigger than its Brisbane sister.
Virgin Australia's Group Executive for Product and Guest Services, Martin Daley, admitted that the Perth lounge looks more like its Sydney counterpart in terms of interior design. He assured thought that they will build a much better lounge as soon as the new terminal will open in 2014 at the Perth Airport.
(Currently, its Sydney lounge is undergoing a multi-million dollar makeover which they will transform into a two-level flagship lounge by the end of the year. Also early next year, Virgin and Abu Dhabi's flag carrier, Etihad, will see their common international lounge in Sydney inaugurated.)
According to Daley, Perth is considered an area of high growth. Thus, they use wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft plying to this city two times daily from its hubs in Melbourne and Sydney.
The new lounge at Perth Airport now boasts of various zoned areas offering better service to its passengers. In addition to a bigger capacity, the lounge has added more group seating space, self-service beverage corner (aside from the full-service bar), additional 3 HD television screens and 2 more flight information displays.
Business class passengers as well as Gold and Platinum members of Virgin's Velocity frequent flyer program may now enjoy the comfort inside the new lounge while waiting for their flights.
As an added perk, Virgin allows all Velocity Gold and Platinum cardholders to use the lounge even when they neither booked a Virgin Australia or any of its carrier partners, such as Air New Zealand, through its 'anytime access' program.