Business travel in 2017 is set to be the most comfortable yet, with many new airport lounges taking comfort to a whole new level. We’ve taken a look at what this year has in store for our business travellers, check out our summary below…
Qantas: Brisbane Domestic (14 March)
Following last year’s revamp of Qantas’ Brisbane International Lounge, the airline’s domestic travellers have now been treated to a brand-new business lounge at BNE’s domestic terminal. Brisbane business travellers can fast-track their way to the lounge via premium lounge entry, which was also recently introduced. Features to note: wireless printing, free Wi-Fi, shower suites, Mexican dining and 30% larger capacity than the previous lounge.
Qantas: London Heathrow (Mid-2017)
Construction is currently underway for Qantas’ London lounge at Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport. The split-level lounge will comfortably accommodate 230 guests, offering seasonal menus that may alternate throughout the day and night, as per Qantas’ A380 lunch and dinner time departures to Sydney and Melbourne. Features to note: free clothes pressing, shower suites, business facilities, exclusive wines and champagne and a la carte dining.
Air New Zealand: Melbourne (May)
Air New Zealand is completing the final touches of its Melbourne International lounge, which is scheduled to open in May 2017. Completing the airline’s Trans-Tasman lounge network, the Melbourne Lounge will mimic the sleek design of the Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland sister lounges, with a bar and live cooking station.
Air New Zealand: Perth International (end of 2017)
Air New Zealand continues to expand its presence in Australia with plans for a Perth International lounge set to open at the end of the year. The new lounge will have the same modern design as the airline’s Brisbane (image below), Sydney, Auckland and soon to open Melbourne lounge, which have all formed part of Air New Zealand’s $100 million lounge redevelopment program. Features to note: buffet dining and self-serve drinking station, with more details to be released soon.
Coming in 2018….
Qantas: Perth International (March 2018)
Ahead of Qantas’ new non-stop flights from Peth to London, the airline has confirmed plans for a brand-new Perth International Lounge top open in early 2018. The lounge will be located in Terminal 3, and cater to Qantas’ business class travellers, Qantas Club members and top-tier frequent flyers. Features to note: spacious design including outdoor area and a very high ceiling.
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