It was expected last November, but come 3 September Virgin Australia will finally be unveiling their new My Lounge in the international terminal adjacent to Gate 77, towards the end of the terminal’s northern concourse.
Operated by UK-based No1 Lounges – which has also taken over Etihad’s Sydney and Melbourne lounges – it’s designed to be a social space that offers a relaxed contemporary environment, complete with barista coffee, DIY cocktails, a great grazing menu, showers and even a foosball table!
“We’re expecting to see an interesting and diverse range of guests including families, groups of friends, solo travellers and even those travelling for business who want a quality yet perhaps more informal pre-flight experience as opposed to a traditional formal lounge experience,’ says John Upton, No 1 Lounges chief operating officer.
In addition to welcoming Virgin Australia’s business class passengers, Velocity Platinum and Gold frequent flyers and members of the Virgin Australia Lounge program, My Lounge will also offer paid entry to any traveller on any airline, at $60 for online pre-bookings or $70 as a walk-up rate at the lounge itself.
The lounge will have a 108-seat capacity and be open daily between 6am and 2pm, and then from 3pm to 10pm.