Perth Airport to welcome Aspire pay-per-use lounge

With panoramic views and top-quality nosh, Aspire will be Perth Airport's first independent lounge for international travellers.

By Brandon Loo, September 6 2019

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.

Artist's impression of the Aspire Lounge seating, Perth T1 International.

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.

Sitting between Gates 53 and 54, the Aspire Lounge will offer views of Perth from Level 3 of T1 International.

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.

Artist's impression of the Aspire Lounge bar, Perth T1 International.

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.

Brandon Loo
Brandon Loo

Brandon Loo

Brandon divides his time between Perth and Launceston, with ample hours spent in airport lounges in between. He recently picked up photography and tries to capture the beauty of Tasmanian landscapes, aeroplane cabins and in-flight food, to varying degrees of success.

jrfsp

jrfsp

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Mar 2014

Total posts 111

Does this mean the public viewing gallery will become no longer? Such a shame.

Brandon Loo

Brandon Loo

10 Jul 2018

Total posts 74

My understanding is that part of the public viewing gallery will remain and part will be converted for the lounge.

squeeowl

squeeowl

04 Jun 2018

Total posts 9

I'd say about a third of the total area (the area furthermost to the east) of the observation deck will be closed off for this lounge. A shame it won't have full coverage of all gates anymore, but to be fair the deck, despite recent upgrades (the massive flightradar24 screen for example) barely has anyone up there most hours of the day.

This lounge will be a great use of space that has sat empty for the best part of a decade, IIRC they were originally trying to offer the old MAS lounge space to potential operators, such a relief they gave up on that idea.

The other great news that came with this announcement is that Perth Airport are finally upgrading the remaining aerobridges at T1 that still require you to walk down flights of stairs upon departure. Long, long overdue.

11sjw

11sjw

11 Mar 2012

Total posts 289

A Pay Per Use Lounge has been missing from T1. It will be a welcomed addition.


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