Today Qantas unveiled their brand new Brisbane international lounge to the media. I was fortunate to attend the event and be able to show you the new lounge. The lounge will open to the public in 2 days (20th October)
The lounge has been closely modeled around the brilliant Hong Kong and Singapore lounge but also reflects various aspects of Queensland which is a nice touch. The lounge has been created into a single premium lounge combining various aspects of both business and first class; the previous lounge had separate sections. Now the upstairs area is accessible and is only open in the morning. The lounge is now 30% larger and it’s definitely noticeable.
Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the international lounge was the first of several new facilities the national carrier would open in the coming months at Brisbane Airport as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade.
“Queensland is one of our most important markets with almost 60 direct international flights departing Brisbane every week. Queensland is where it started for Qantas, and we are proud to maintain such a strong presence after 95 years of flying.”
The lounge is located where it previously was (opposite Gate 80). Business class guests, Chairman’s Lounge, Platinum one, Platinum, Gold, Qantas Club, Emirates Gold and Platinum and American Airlines Admirals Club members can access the lounge as well as Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members.
The lounge has ample amounts of seating spread throughout level 1 and 2.
The bar also does coffee and tea as well as other non-alchoholic beverages.
(Disclaimer – I did not drink, this was a friends drink.)
The lounge has many jars’s full of Pineapple lollies.
The dining area is in the center of the lounge on level 1.
The food area has many self-serve options and is all fresh.
Qantas has listened to what customers wanted and has increased the amount of power outlets throughout the lounge. They have two plugs plus 2 USB ports.
The bathrooms are identical to the Hong Kong and Singapore lounges and offer shower rooms.
Qantas has now made level 2 accessible, and it looks brilliant, to say the least. Level 2 can be accessed by stairs or the elevator.
Level 2 has many seating area’s and it’s a great place to sit and relax.
The new Brisbane international lounge is immaculate and definitely worth a visit. Qantas has done a brilliant job, and I’m sure a lot of travelers will be very happy with the upgrade.
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