Qantas expands it’s Brisbane International lounge


If you’ve travelled through Brisbane International lately, you may have noticed that the Qantas Lounge can get crowded at times. Help is now at hand, with the recent opening a new ground  floor extension.

The new extension, expands the existing lounge by 25%. Overall, there is seating for an extra 100 passengers.

As most international flights leave Brisbane in the morning, the extension will be open every morning from 0730 to 1100. This should provide a more relaxed experience for those flying out in the mornings.

Lounge Features

The new space has seating for 100 passengers and has its own hot and cold buffet. This will complement the existing facilities on the main and mezzanine levels.

The new level has its its own kitchen,and features a premium hot and cold buffet, Quench hydration station, full bar and barista coffee.

The design of the extension draws on the same theme as the existing lounge. This includes the traditional white wood panelling on the walls, subtle lighting, curved ceiling and bright timber finishes.

Vanessa Hudson, Qantas Group’s Chief Customer Officer, said: “With the majority of our international flights from Brisbane departing in the morning, the expanded space will give our customers a more relaxed lounge experience.

“We’ve taken over previously underutilised airport space to create an additional lounge area that accommodates more customers with comfortable seats, great food and given we go through five kilograms of coffee a day, a stylish barista-station with the latest coffeemaking technology.

“Queensland has always been one of our most important markets. We operate almost 60 direct international flights from Brisbane every week, including to Los Angeles and Hong Kong on the 787 Dreamliner.”

(Images supplied by Qantas)

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