Qantas' Brisbane International Lounge has just gotten bigger, with the opening of a ground floor annexe to boost capacity by some 25% and ease the squeeze during the busiest travel periods.
The new space – previously occupied by Air New Zealand – has seating for 100 passengers and sports its own hot and cold buffet...
... with a bar and barista coffee station (Qantas reportedly goes through 5kg of coffee each day at its Brisbane international lounge).
Its design draws on the same threads as the rest of the lounge: a relaxed 'Queensland living' vibe in its materials, colours and finishes, as well as timber cafe-style seating and low-slung lounges.
However, the ground floor extension will be open only during Qantas' busy morning peak hours from 7:30am to 11am,
"With the majority of our international flights from Brisbane departing in the morning, the expanded space will give our customers a more relaxed lounge experience," says Qantas Group Chief Customer Officer, Vanessa Hudson.