Virgin Australia Unveils New Brisbane Airport Domestic Lounge
25th Sep 2015
The expanded Virgin Australia Brisbane Domestic Lounge includes new facilities for the Velocity Frequent Flyer members and Business Class guests. Better valet service with quicker access to the lounge itself, more seats, USB and power points for visitors to use for their laptop and mobile devices, a new espresso and wine bar.
After the expansion, Virgin's Brisbane lounge now has 440 seats, with separate areas for work, rest and play.
In addition to all of this, Virgin Australia has also revealed that 16 new retailers will open shop at the terminal, including Peter Alexander, Carl's Jnr Char Grilled Burgers, Mecca Maxima and Fonzie Abbott.
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group visited Brisbane check on the new lounge and said:
"I am absolutely thrilled to be back in Brisbane celebrating this significant milestone. The Virgin brand started here 15 years ago with just two aircraft and today we fly over 150 aircraft across Australia and overseas. I couldn't be prouder of the team at Virgin Australia and all that they have achieved."
The billionaire also said:
"Four years ago Virgin Australia transformed domestic business travel in Australia by introducing Premium Entry at Sydney Airport, enabling premium guests to proceed through security and access the lounge faster than ever before. Virgin Australia was the first and still is the only Australian airline to offer a full kerbside to lounge to gate experience and it is fantastic to see them bringing this innovative feature to Brisbane."
Branson finished by saying:
"After arriving here at Brisbane Airport today and experiencing the new facilities myself, I believe Australians enjoy one of the best domestic experiences in the world. With the completion of the terminal facilities, I am confident all Virgin Australia customers will have an outstanding travel experience."