Virgin Blue to open three new lounges, launches fast-track Sydney lounge

By David Flynn, February 23 2011
Virgin Blue to open three new lounges, launches fast-track Sydney lounge

Virgin Blue will open three new domestic lounges this year, with the flagship Sydney lounge gaining valet parking and 'direct entry' into the airport with its own private security channel.

This will be "the only direct premium lounge entry and kerbside valet in the market", the airline says, as it ramps up its efforts to woo Australia's business travellers and frequent flyers.

"You'll go right to the end of the upper roadway at Sydney Airport, hand your car keys to the valet or get out of your taxi, and there will be a Virgin Blue concierge waiting for you" says Virgin Blue CEO John Borghetti.

"You'll go upstairs, bypass the checkin counters and the main security area – you'll go to an exclusive security screening point and then you're straight into the lounge."

Virgin Blue says the revamped Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane lounges will all be ready before June 30, while three new lounges will make their debut by year's end.

One of these will be at Coolangatta, although Virgin Blue is keeping mum on the location of the other two.

 

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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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