FIRST LOOK: Qantas unveils its first business lounge at Adelaide Airport in major upgrade

Qantas has unveiled the first images of a significant upgrade to its lounge precinct, with construction set to begin this month.

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Qantas customers travelling through Adelaide Airport will soon get to enjoy an elevated airport experience. The airline has unveiled the first images of a significant upgrade to its lounge precinct, with construction set to begin this month.

The renovation will introduce Adelaide Airport’s first Qantas Domestic Business Lounge, which is set to showcase SA’s local charm, inspired by the rugged beauty of Kangaroo Island’s Flinders Chase National Park.

The existing Qantas Club and Chairmans Lounge are set to undergo major renovations as well. The first phase of the makeover kicks off with the Qantas Club, set to dazzle guests by mid-November this year, while the new Domestic Business Lounge will be ready to welcome visitors by mid-2025.

The redevelopment will increase seating capacity by over 10%, providing more space for everyone, whether you’re working, relaxing, or simply enjoying the ambiance.

The interiors are set to celebrate South Australia’s stunning landscapes, rich culture, and exquisite cuisine. Expect locally sourced furniture and lighting, natural materials, and fittings from the famous Jam Factory. Visitors will be surrounded by beautiful artwork crafted by local First Nations artists.

This redevelopment is part of Qantas’ $100 million investment to upgrade its global lounge network, the largest in over a decade. The Adelaide Airport investment, happening over three years, coincides with the airline’s expansion of Domestic and International routes.

“Our local design philosophy means the new Adelaide Lounge Precinct will celebrate the best of South Australia,” Qantas Executive Manager for Product and Service, Phil Capps, said 

“From the furnishing and artworks through to the premium food and beverages we want to give our customers a taste of South Australia every time they fly with us.

“Our customers can also expect to see more of the features they’ve told us they value the most. We’re installing extra seating throughout the precinct to provide more space to work and around 80% of seats will have access to power stations and device ports so customers can easily charge up before their flight.”

Don’t worry Qantas customers, during the renovations, the current Qantas Club will remain open (for eligible customers). It will operate from one hour before the first Qantas service until the last departure. Plus, a ‘Grab and Go’ service with premium breakfast options and barista coffee will be available during busy morning peaks, if the lounge reaches capacity.

So buckle up Adelaide travellers! Qantas is ready to set soar and take your airport experience to new heights with this fantastic lounge precinct redevelopment.

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