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Virgin Blue to Open Lounge at Perth Airport

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 11 December 2008

Virgin Blue is to open a corporate lounge facility The Lounge at Perth Airport in April next year.

The decision to open a Virgin Blue The Lounge facility in Perth is the result of consultation with Western Australia based corporate accounts and business travellers and is part of the airlines plan to ramp up its presence in Perth and the West Australian regional market.

Virgin Blue Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey said, This is a significant commitment from Virgin Blue and we see it as an important step in providing further benefits to the increasing number of business and corporate travellers who fly with us, not just to the east coast, but also on our newly launched intra-WA routes.

The Lounge will provide members and eligible passengers with an all-inclusive food and beverage corporate lounge at Perth Airport offering complimentary WiFi access, workstations, private meeting room as well as a relaxing entertainment area so that travellers can go about their work or play. It will be the sixth The Lounge for Virgin Blue and will offer similar facilities as The Lounges in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Brett Godfrey added, Virgin Blue now has 38 flights a day to and from Perth. We have been working closely with the team at Perth Airport to facilitate the development of our new Lounge and while we expect to outgrow the facility within two years, it is an important new product offering for our guests right now which will be open for business in April next year.

Access will be via annual membership, or is complimentary for Velocity Gold Members and passengers travelling on Premium Economy or Corporate Plus fares. Passengers will also be able to access the lounge on a casual basis through the purchase of a single visit pass on-line for $30 per person. Selected SkyWest customers will also be eligible to use the Lounge in Perth.

The Lounge announcement follows hot on the heels of Virgin Blues recent 56% increase in capacity within the Perth market. The airline recently launched brand new services between Perth and Karratha and Perth and Newman, as well as increased services between Perth and Broome.

For the first time, the international airline of Virgin Blue, Pacific Blue, also launched direct flights between Perth and Bali, marking the first international service offered by the Virgin Blue Group from West Australia. The airline has also introduced a 37% increase in capacity for its flights between Perth and the east coast since May this year.

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