Virgin Australia reveals new Luke Mangan meals for airport lounges

By David Flynn, May 19 2011
Virgin Australia reveals new Luke Mangan meals for airport lounges

Update: We now have a rundown plus pics of the new Luke Mangan food, wine and snacks at Virgin Australia lounges.

In Brief: Virgin Australia today launched an all-new selection of meals and wines designed by Aussie masterchef Luke Mangan at its airport lounges in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

The move comes ahead of next week's opening of the renovated lounge at Melbourne airport, and marks yet another step in Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti's assault on the near-monopolistic business travel market share enjoyed by Qantas.

Australian Business Traveller has been told that Mangan’s lounge menu will change every month, and will also be rotated through each lounge so that travellers flying between Sydney and Melbourne for example won’t see the same meals at both ends of the journey.

New items are said to include ‘gourmet popcorn’ instead of the salt & vinegar chips, roast beef to replace the tired ham and salami cuts, as well as a cheese selection and a new menu of spirits.

If you're heading through a Virgin Australia lounge, give a shout-out to @AusBT on Twitter and let us know what you think of the new menu – or share your thoughts in the comments box below!

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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