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Qantas to upgrade business lounge at Sydney International Airport


The new and improved lounge will offer business travellers more seating, modern design and upgraded facilities by the end of 2019.

Lounging in business class is about to get even more luxurious. Qantas is giving its Sydney International Business Lounge a facelift over the next 18 months.

The latest in a series of lounge revamps, the new lounge will offer 30% more seats, service experience by Sofitel and luxury bathroom facilities. If you want to get some work done before your flight, you can also take advantage of upgraded business facilities and high-speed Wi-Fi. If you’re travelling with the family, you can also make use of a new dedicated family zone.

The flagship Sydney International Business Lounge will also offer a full-service bar and a new Neil Perry dining experience and will boast interior design inspired by quintessential Sydney geography and culture.

The creative concept of the office will be designed by David Caon (the principal designer behind the Qantas Dreamliner interior and the airline’s lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong) in collaboration with the Australian architectural firm Bates Smart.

At Qantas' half-year financial results presentation, Group CEO Alan Joyce said the airline’s current investment in lounge experiences demonstrate its commitment to world class service and leading design.

“Our customers have told us that ample space, privacy and ambience are what they value most in their lounge experience, so the overall design of the new lounge will be tailored with this in mind,” said Joyce.

The Sydney International Business Lounge will continue to be open to customers travelling in the Business cabin, Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers and above, Qantas Club members, Emirates Gold Skyward Members and higher as well as those with equivalent oneworld tier benefits.

The construction is scheduled to kick off in the third quarter of this calendar year and will be completed in stages to allow ongoing lounge access, so you may want to consider this when you’re planning your business lounge visits over the next few months.

Do you want to relax in the comfort of an airport lounge before your next flight? Compare credit cards with complimentary lounge passes to weigh up some of your options.

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