The final extension to Virgin Australia's Melbourne Airport lounge opens today, with the addition of a wine bar where travellers can enjoy a pre-flight tipple.
The stand-up wine bar complements the wine service at the existing buffet and bar area, but provides guests with another 'social focus point'.
It mirrors the late December debut of the lounge's espresso bar which serves up a quick caffeine hit to have there or take away, if you flight is boarding and you're on the go.
With the upgrading of Virgin's Melbourne lounge now complete it has room for 604 guests, the airline says.
It's been a much-needed expansion for Virgin's Melbourne lounge, which opened in May 2011 and this year has been almost bursting at the seams during peak hours as Virgin's share of the Australian business travel market has increased.
“The problem with Melbourne – and it's a good problem to have – is that when we built it with 80 or 100 percent more seating capacity than the old one, we were expecting it to last us for another two or three years” Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti told Australian Business Traveller last year.
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