Qantas has unveiled The Perth International Transit Lounge ahead of the inaugural Perth to London Dreamliner service. The new route kicks off this weekend, and Qantas has been keen to promote the ‘transit’ facilities that will be made available in Perth.
The lounge will be open to customers transiting in Perth when travelling on QF9 from Melbourne to London, or joining the flight in Perth. It will also be available to passengers on QF10 from London to Melbourne. Eligible customers include customers travelling in Business, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One Frequent Flyers, oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers and Qantas Club members and their guests.
Perth International Transit Lounge
The new Perth International Transit Lounge is located in the new T3/T4 integrated domestic and international passenger hub at Perth Airport.
The international wing features a streamlined immigration and customs area, an outdoor deck, food and beverage outlets and a duty free store.
The lounge itself features a neutral palette, inspired by the white sands of the WA coast. A curved ceiling is designed to promote the natural light in the lounge.
Qantas summarises the features of the Lounge as follows:
- Seating for 141 customers
- Multiple USB and charging ports, wireless printing, Wi-Fi and TV screens
- 15 shower suites
- Sofitel service
- Seasonal menus by Neil Perry from Rockpool
- Outdoor BBQ with chefs cooking gourmet sausages from local Perth butcher Princi Smallgoods, and vegetables such as grilled mushrooms and corn on the cob
- Premium hot and cold buffet serving light dishes including soups with homemade damper, healthy salad bowls, crudité and dips
- Full service bar with premium wine and beer from Australia, including the Margaret River region
- Hydration station – Quench – serving drinks including fruit-infused water, sparkling water and tisane (herbal tea)
- Barista coffee.
- The bathrooms feature ‘light therapy’ in the shower suites to help adjust the body clock – customers can activate bright light via a switch for 15 minute sessions. The light therapy is intended to accelerate the adjustment of the body clock to the destination time zone, increase alertness and combat the effects of jetlag
- A wellbeing studio offering stretching and breathing classes focusing on mindfulness and getting the body moving. They will be held every 15 minutes pre and post flight with a yoga teacher from Perth’s leading eco-luxe day spa group, Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreats
- Classes will be based on customers’ needs such as calming and grounding sequences for those departing on the flight to London and stretches to loosen and invigorate muscles for those arriving in Perth.
- A refresh area with luxury Aurora Spa products specially made for Qantas including a face cleanser, hydrating face mist and moisturiser
- Outdoor open-air terrace with natural light, boosting vitamin D and aiding sleep.
As a transit lounge, it is dedicated to passengers on QF 9 and QF 10. For some reason, the lounge won’t be available to customers travelling Qantas to other overseas destinations.
For example, this will include passengers flying on Qantas from Perth to Singapore. Along with passengers taking the domestic Dreamliner Perth-Melbourne leg, they will use the existing domestic lounges at T4.