Qantas to Open New Domestic Business Class Lounges

Sydney, 03 July 2008

Qantas said today it would open new, dedicated Domestic Business Class Lounges within its key airport terminals in Sydney and Melbourne in July.

Qantas Executive General Manager, Mr John Borghetti, said the new lounges would provide the airline's Business Class customers and top tier Qantas and oneworld™ Frequent Flyers with an exclusive space to relax or work prior to their flight.

"Our new lounges have been purpose-built to provide space, increased privacy and a range of business services for our premium customers," Mr Borghetti said.

Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounges will include:
- quiet work suites;
- computer access and complimentary wireless internet;
- premium selection of hot and cold food;
- barista service;
- separate bathroom and private shower suites; and
- lighting created by renowned Dutch design label, Moooi.

Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounges will open in Sydney on 5 July, in Melbourne by the end of July, in Canberra in October and in Perth in 2010. Qantas' Domestic Business Class Lounge opened in Brisbane on 30 June.

Mr Borghetti said the new lounges were part of an extensive upgrade of Qantas' domestic airport facilities.

"Qantas is the business travellers' airline and our facilities are designed to meet their particular needs," he said.

"The existing Qantas Club will continue to be a dedicated space for our Gold Frequent Flyers and customers with a Qantas Club membership."

Other recently updated Qantas services include complimentary wireless connectivity in all Australian Qantas Clubs, dedicated Meeting Rooms in Sydney and Melbourne, and Qantas Web Connect workstations in gate lounges offering PCs, power charging outlets and wireless connectivity hotspots in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3780)