Virgin Australia has pushed back the opening of its lounges at Hobart and Darwin airports until next year, with a spokeswoman for the airline confirming to Australian Business Traveller that both lounges are now likely to open in 2015.
Hobart has suffered the greatest slippage in Virgin's timeframes, and according to the spokeswoman "we are still in discussions with Hobart airport regarding timings and location of the lounge."
"We're working with the airport authorities and it will be mid-2014”, Borghetti told Australian Business Traveller at the time.
News of continued delays to Virgin's Hobart lounge comes one day after Qantas said it would hand all Hobart flights over to its regional arm QantasLink, replacing the current Boeing 737 jets with smaller Boeing 717s from mid-April and axe 35 Qantas staff from Hobart.
As to Virgin's new 150 seat at Darwin Airport, which was also slated for a 2013 opening, the airline spokeswoman said "we are looking to commence works for our Darwin lounge late this year."
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