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Adelaide Airport Set for Enhanced Qantas Lounge Experience

Adelaide Airport Set for Enhanced Qantas Lounge Experience

Qantas travelers passing through Adelaide can look forward to an upgraded airport experience as construction begins on a new lounge precinct slated to start this month.

The development plans include the introduction of a fresh Domestic Business Lounge, inspired by the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island’s Flinders Chase National Park, alongside a comprehensive refurbishment of the existing Qantas Club and Chairmans Lounge.

Kicking off the first phase of construction, the focus is on the Qantas Club, with an anticipated opening in mid-November. Following suit, the new Domestic Business Lounge is poised to welcome its inaugural guests by mid-2025.

While maintaining the current lounge footprint, strategic redesigns of underutilized spaces are expected to boost seating capacity by over 10 percent.

Drawing inspiration from the picturesque landscapes, rich culture, and distinctive flavors of South Australia, the interiors of the revamped lounge precinct will showcase locally sourced furniture, lighting, and materials. Collaborations with the Jam Factory will introduce bespoke fittings, complemented by artworks crafted by local First Nations artists.


This redevelopment aligns with Qantas’ broader $100 million investment initiative aimed at enhancing its global lounge network.

Phil Capps, Qantas Executive Manager for Product and Service, emphasizes the lounge upgrades’ alignment with customer needs and the pursuit of excellence in South Australian architectural and interior design.

“Our approach to local design ensures that the new Adelaide Lounge Precinct encapsulates the essence of South Australia. From furnishings and artworks to gourmet offerings, we aim to offer our customers a quintessential South Australian experience every time they fly with us. Expect to see enhanced features tailored to meet our customers’ evolving preferences.”

“We are expanding seating options across the precinct to provide ample workspace, with approximately 80 percent of seats equipped with power outlets and device ports for added convenience,” added Capps.

During the construction phase, the existing Qantas Club will remain operational for eligible customers one hour prior to the first Qantas-operated service until the last departure. Additionally, a ‘Grab and Go’ service offering premium breakfast options and barista coffee will be available during peak morning hours if lounge capacity is reached.