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