Qantas Previews new Perth International Transit Lounge


Qantas has unveiled concept plans for its new Perth International Transit Lounge. The new lounge will be located within a  new interntaional wing in the current Qantas Domestic terminals.

The international wing is being built to support the forthcomong  non-stop Perth-London Boeing 787 flights. In addition, flights to Auckland and Singapore will move across from Terminal 1 in the new year.

International Transit Lounge

Qantas refer to the new lounge as the International Transit Lounge. This reflects the original purpose of the lounge to cater for passengers stopping over in Perth on their flights  between Melbourne and London. The lounge will also be used by passengers travelling internationally from Perth.

As with some recent lounges, the new lounge is planned to have its own unique features. For Perth Domestic this was the pizza oven. The Brisbane Lounge scores a Mexican Cantina.

In the case of the Internationsl Transit Lounge this will be an outdoor area. The outdoor patio will provide fresh air and natural light, and include a barbeque grill and Neil Perry designed Australian-style BBQ menu.

In addition to the outdoor area, the lounge will have the usual facilities that one may expect of a lounge. The transit lounge will offer more than a dozen shower suites, space to refresh and a wellness facility.

The lounge is set to open in early 2018 in time for the Perth – London flights. The lounge will cater for passengers that normally have access to the Qantas lounges . This includes Qantas Platinum and Gold frequent flyers and Qantas Club members. In addition, members holding the appropriate status in other oneWorld programs will be invited to use the lounge.

The existing Terminal 1 international lounge will remain, in operation for passengers on partner airlines. Down the track, Qantas will move to an expanded Terminal 1 by 2025, pending a commercial agreement.

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