Virgin Australia has partnered with British lounge company No1 Lounges to be able to give passengers their own lounge to use instead of using another carriers. As you know, Virgin Australia don’t actually have any of their own international lounges so for the airline to bring one to Brisbane, this is quite fantastic news for passengers.
The lounge is working with Virgin exclusively which means other passengers from other carriers won’t be able to access the facility. Virgin Australia Platinum, Gold and Business Class passengers will of course get complimentary access. If you’re a Virgin Australia lounge member, you’ll also have access to this lounge if flying to New Zealand.
The new facility is located around gate 77, has seating for 108 guests and has a vast variety of facilities including a bar, shower suites, free wifi, a large range of hot/cold food & a gaming area.
Possibly one of the best aspects of this facility that I haven’t mentioned is the views you’re able to get, besides the Emirates lounge, this is the first one in Brisbane to have proper runway views.
These are all press photo’s that have been provided but I’m sure you can agree, the overall finishes and colouring in the lounge us beautiful. I also love the fact that Virgin haven’t just stuck to the purple and white but rather added a lot of vibrant, bright colours which have really been executed fantastically.
Passengers on Virgin Australia services who would like to be able to purchase access to the lounge, the prices are as follows – Adult $60 online or $70 on arrival to the lounge and for kids, $30 online and $35 on the day.
For those wanting to know the opening hours of the lounge, it’s 5am – 10pm daily.
Per Virgin Australia CFO, Paul Scurrah
“We’re always looking for ways to make travelling easier and more comfortable for our guests and we know they’re going to love the convenience of being closer to their departure gate so they can spend more time relaxing in this fantastic lounge before their Virgin Australia flight.”
The overall size of the lounge comes to 322 square meters and is filled with various seating options.
This is the game room for those who are interested:
No1 Lounges and Virgin Australia have done a fantastic job of the lounge and I’m extremely excited to try it when I next fly out of Brisbane. The Plaza Premium lounge is quite nice however at peak travel times, it would just get too crowded considering anyone can buy entry and it’s also part of Priority Pass.
What are your thoughts on the new No1 lounge in Brisbane?