Virgin Australia’s new Darwin and Alice Springs lounges will open their doors next week, coinciding with the launch of non-stop flights between the two regional centres.
In Darwin, travellers will unwind in a 150-seat lounge that’s roughly the size of its Gold Coast sibling (pictured below) with creature comforts such as all-day espresso, free wireless Internet and complimentary food and alcoholic beverages.
Virgin Australia’s new Darwin lounge comes as part of a $60 million overhaul of the city's airport, and follows the unveiling of an enlarged Qantas Club lounge in the same terminal.
We expect Virgin's new Alice Springs lounge to adopt the more pared-back 'regional' design of its sister lounge at Mackay (shown below), which still ticks the basic preflight boxes.
Both lounges will welcome passengers travelling onward in Virgin Australia business class, along with Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers and paid-up lounge members stuck in economy, plus top-tier travellers of its partner airlines including Etihad, Delta and Air New Zealand.
We can’t yet reveal their exact opening dates, but keep your eyes on Australian Business Traveller’s Twitter account (@AusBT) next week for the first photos from the Darwin lounge.
Australian Business Traveller will attend the Darwin lounge opening as a guest of Virgin Australia.
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