Travellers will soon have another place to relax at Perth International T1 with the introduction of Aspire, the airport's first pay-per-use lounge.
Slated to open in mid-2020, the Aspire Lounge will be located between Gates 53 and 54 on Level 3 of T1 International, a quiet place currently used as an observation deck thanks to its panoramic views.
The Aspire Lounge's premium position is a stark contrast to the Qantas, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines lounges on Level 2, which are all nestled within the terminal's interior.
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown is confident of the lounge's success, mentioning that "we believe this will be the best lounge of its type in Australia."
“The Aspire lounge will be another piece of the puzzle falling into place as we build an upgraded international terminal and bring all flight services into the T1 precinct by 2025.”
Lounge lizards can look forward to "exciting food and drink options" with an emphasis on small and local suppliers bringing a taste of Western Australia.
Paid entry to the Aspire Lounge will start from $60 per adult for a three-hour stay. Complimentary access through airlines and lounge memberships, such as Priority Pass, will be announced in early 2020.
The Aspire Lounge is managed by Swissport, which also operates the Virgin Australia Lounge in Perth T1 Domestic. Aspire is the largest airport lounge brand in Europe with more than 20 locations there and serves 5.1 million guests each year, worldwide.