Virgin Australia has re-opened and refurbished its Melbourne Lounge, with a new menu to complete, just in time for summer and the return of travel.
Virgin Australia also reported that booking demand for Melbourne to Sydney services increased by nearly 500% since Victoria’s COVID roadmap was announced, with interest for Melbourne to Bali services also increasing 143%.
Marking the perfect time to open the new lounge, the new Melbourne lounge will fit 500 guests, new doctor and a brand new menu with all day dining, as well as barista-made coffee, Australian wines, craft beers and ciders.
The lounge is 2900 square metres in size, with further features including meeting rooms for hire, free Wi-Fi, HD televisions, shower facilities, charging stations and more.
The re-opening completes Virgin’s National Lounge network, now offering lounge comfort across Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.
Virgin is also aiming to re-open its premium lounges in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane by March 31, 2022.
Virgin Australia Group Chief Customer and Digital Officer Paul Jones said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Victorian and New South Wales guests back to our lounges and on board our services as they make the most of their new-found freedom,” said Mr Jones.
“Capital city lounges are a big part of the Virgin Australia guest offering and we thank our loyal customers who have waited patiently for many months to see this incredible Lounge re-open in time for interstate travel to resume for Victorian and New South Wales residents.”
“We are starting to see the easing of restrictions while Australia opens up and vaccination rates climb, and it’s great to have the Melbourne Lounge once again firing on all cylinders as booking demand returns to the market.”
“Our plan is to continue to invest and evolve Virgin Australia’s fantastic Lounge spaces as part of our focus on creating great guest experiences. This is at the core of the Virgin Australia customer offering, and the reason why our loyal frequent flyers continue to travel with us,” he said.
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