Reef Lounge Cairns Closing, leaving Priority Pass


Priority Pass have advised that the Reef Lounge Cairns will be closing permanently on 1 August 2019. As a result, Priority Pass members, will not be able to access the lounge from that date.

This also applies to the sister Lounge Key program. So, if you are a member of Lounge Key, you will also lose access from 1 August, 2019.

Cairns Reef Lounge

At present the Reef Lounge is the only Lounge in the international terminal. Unfortunately, it seems that it will be closing down. Not leaving the network, but closing.

Until now, it has been run by Cathay Pacific. Given Cathay Pacific has chosen to stop flying to Cairns, it is probably no surprise that they do not wish to continue running a lounge there.

Having said that, it is not the only international airline operating out of Cairns. It remains to be seen if another airline or operator takes over the running of the lounge. Until then, it looks as though Cairns will be without a lounge in its international terminal.

Domestically, the Qantas and Virgin Lounges will still be open. Unfortunately, these don’t really provide an option for many people flying out of Cairns.



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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.