Qantas rolls out new business lounges

Qantas will introduce new, dedicated domestic Business
class lounges at its key business airports - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - by mid-2008.
Qantas Executive General Manager John Borghetti said the new domestic Business lounges would
offer a superior range of services to Business class travellers as well as top tier Qantas and oneworld
Frequent Flyers.
“They will offer a range of services unmatched by competitors in the domestic market, with a more
spacious layout, more private seating arrangements, a wider selection of hot food and enhanced
business services such as more private work suites and complimentary wireless internet access,” Mr
Borghetti said.
He said Qantas would also create separate conference facilities for business travellers within its
domestic terminals in Melbourne and Sydney (T3).
“These new state-of-the-art conference facilities will be purpose built to provide full teleconferencing
equipment, digital display and projector equipment and dedicated break-out areas.
“The facilities will be available to all customers, regardless of class of travel, at very competitive hire
rates, with Qantas Club and Frequent Flyer members receiving a significant discount.”
Mr Borghetti said Qantas also planned improvements to its existing domestic Qantas Club network to
enable business travellers to maximise use of their time at the airport.
“We have already introduced complimentary wireless internet access, giving customers the flexibility
to work wherever they choose within the lounge and are working on integrating the existing work
areas into the main area of the lounge. We also plan to increase the number of PCs available,” he
said.
Qantas also today revealed a new look interior for its fleet of B767-300, B737-800 and B737-400
aircraft operating domestic services in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Borghetti said a fresh colour scheme had been selected for the domestic fleet - grey and blue for
Business and deep purple for Economy - along with new seat fabrics, curtains and carpets, all
specially designed for Qantas by Marc Newson.
“Qantas has been working with Marc since he created the award-winning international Skybed
sleeper seat in 2003 but this is the first time we have introduced any of his designs to our domestic
fleet.”
“Marc has created a contemporary look in keeping with Qantas’ position as Australia’s premium fullservice
airline.
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