11th May 2017
Written on 11th May 2017
Smoother connections and new international lounge for Qantas customers in Perth
Qantas customers are set to benefit from smoother connections and improved facilities at Perth Airport with construction to begin on a new integrated domestic and international passenger hub.
A new international wing, will be located within the existing T3/T4 area. It will feature a large outdoor deck with alfresco seating, a streamlined immigration and customs area to enable a faster transfer experience, additional food and beverage outlets and a new Duty Free store.
Qantas will also construct a new International Transit Lounge that will provide a space for customers to relax and refresh between flights. The transit lounge will offer more than a dozen shower suites, space to refresh and a wellness facility. The outdoor patio provides fresh air and natural light, with a barbeque grill and Neil Perry designed Australian-style BBQ menu.
The International Transit Lounge has been designed for customers transiting in Perth when travelling on QF9 from Melbourne to London and QF10 from London to Melbourne. Perth customers will also have access to the lounge.
Preparatory works have begun with the project to be completed by March next year, in time for the inaugural non-stop services between Perth and London.
Qantas will move its operations to an expanded Terminal 1 at Perth Airport by 2025, pending a commercial agreement. Qantas will continue to operate the current Qantas Club in Terminal 1 to cater for customers travelling internationally on partner airlines.