New Coffs Qantas lounge
CONSTRUCTION of a new Qantas Regional Lounge started this week.
QantasLink commercial general manager Elsa D’Alessio announced the premium lounge at the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport yesterday.
“We’re opening the very first Regional Qantas Lounge in NSW,” Ms D’Alessio said. “We’ve selected Coffs Harbour because of the significant growth.”
Coffs Harbour is also home to a large population of Qantas Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members.
Qantas has been flying in and out of Coffs Harbour since 1992 and only this week they have added a fifth direct flight to Sydney.
“This lounge in particular will be unique,” Ms D’Alessio said.
The lighting and proximity to check in complements the range of facilities on offer.
Travellers will have use of the facility before and after their flights and will be able to take advantage of wireless internet, plasma television with Austar and refreshments.
Seating for 30 Qantas Club Members and Platinum and Gold Frequent Fliers will be available when construction is complete in April.
“It’s been a long journey in consultation with council,” Ms D’Alessio said. “We’re very pleased that QantasLink has announced that Coffs Harbour Regional Airport will be the first regional airport in NSW to have opened a regional lounge,” Coffs Harbour City Council mayor Keith Rhoades said.
Cr Rhoades said the opening will be a plus for Coffs Harbour and recognition of the great facilities at the airport already.
This year 350,000 passenger movements is the goal for the council.
“We’re growing, it’s not at a rapid pace but at a manageable pace and we are planning for the future,” Cr Rhoades said.