Qantas opens luxurious new lounge at Heathrow for their longest flight

Australian carrier Qantas builds relaxation spot for their planned non-stop flights between Perth and London

It’s always a great idea to prepare for a flight in pleasant surroundings. And passengers flying from London Heathrow with Australian airline Qantas will now be able to relax in even greater luxury.

The lounge is a perfect place to relax, work and dine before the departure — Qantas heathrow london
The lounge is the perfect place to relax, work and dine before departure — Qantas

After 12 months of construction, the carrier has opened a luxurious new lounge to relax, work and dine in before the departure time arrives.

As the airline plans to launch their new route between Perth and London in March 2018, the headquarters decided to build dedicated space months ahead as a part of their multi-million dollar investment. The service is already available for current routes.

“We are reshaping what customers come to expect from international travel with direct flights between Australia and London. It’s a long flight, so we’re taking a holistic approach to passenger wellbeing on and off the aircraft, and the new Heathrow lounge is an important part of that,” said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.

A marble cocktail bar provides refreshments created by the Qantas Rockpool Mixologists — Qantas heathrow london lounge
A marble cocktail bar provides refreshments created by the Qantas Rockpool Mixologists — Qantas

The lounge, split over two levels with a view over the airfield, has more than 230 seats for passengers and a plethora of refreshment and relaxation options.

“We have worked with leaders in design, food and service to create a lounge that is modern and comfortable and incorporates the aesthetics of the Qantas lounges that make our customers feel at home.”

A gin bar on the lower level serves the finest negronis, made with Australian and British spirits. Underneath a brass chandelier, a marble cocktail bar provides refreshments created by the Qantas Rockpool Mixologists, alongside an all-day barista service.

 The best Australian and British gins are served at the bar on the lower level — Qantas lounge heathrow london
The best Australian and British gins are served at the bar on the lower level — Qantas

With the menus designed by Rockpool, customers will enjoy á la carte offerings in the dining room with a selection of plates of the day.

The lounge is located at Terminal 3, and is open daily from 8am – 8:30pm for Qantas customers travelling in First and Business and Qantas Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers and their guests.

Joyce said: “The Kangaroo Route is at the heart of Qantas’ identity and London is one of our most important destinations.”