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Virgin Blue to Open New Airport Lounge in Canberra

Travel News Asia Thursday, 3 May 2007

Virgin Blue is set to open its fifth airport lounge in Canberra as part of its plans to capture a greater share of business and Government traveller markets. It will be the fifth The Lounge facility opened by Virgin Blue in less than two years. Others include Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Virgin Blue is scheduled to open Canberras The Lounge by September, 2007 allowing Virgin Blue passengers travelling to Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, the opportunity to spend time working or relaxing between flights in a modern, business friendly environment.

Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, We made a decision to increase our appeal to the value and quality conscious corporate market. The Lounges are part of that plan, particularly in Canberra where we aim to increase our share of Federal Government travel.

"We recognise that to do that, we need to offer not only affordable fares and great service but also appropriate facilities. Having a lounge in Canberra is recognition of that and has been an ambition for some time.

Virgin Blue's Canberra The Lounge will feature 575 square metres of space overlooking the runway and tarmac area and offering an all-inclusive food and beverage service (barista and alcoholic beverages). The Lounge will also offer bookable meeting rooms, quiet business areas, wireless internet access and a relax zone.

Annual membership costs A$349 with a one-off joining fee of A$199 and members are able to bring a guest free of charge. Non-members are also able to visit The Lounge for A$30 per visit. Corporate and government rates are also available.

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