28 March 2015 | Customer

Darwin and Alice Springs Lounges open for business

Virgin Australia has announced the brand new Darwin Lounge and Alice Springs Regional Lounge will be opened to passengers tomorrow.

Today’s announcement increases the airline’s lounge network across Australia from 10 to 12, bringing exclusive luxury to the Northern Territory.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “The opening of Virgin Australia lounges in Darwin and Alice Springs is an important step in bringing strong competition to the Northern Territory.

“Lounges are a strategic investment to attract business and premium travellers to the region, directly benefiting the local community.

“Each lounge has been architecturally designed to make the most of the space they are created in. Our Darwin lounge will include 130 seats with views over the airport precinct, while Alice Springs Regional Lounge will include over 40 seats with views over the striking landscape of Central Australia.

“We look forward to welcoming guests to our lounges and are confident they will exceed expectations,” Ms Crompton said.

Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister Willem Westra van Holthe welcomed the new lounges:

“It’s great to see Virgin Australia investing in their Territory operations with these two new lounges. It’s great news for business and leisure travellers and is a sign of the airline’s commitment to their new Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin route,” Mr Westra van Holthe said.

Key features:

Darwin Lounge

130 seat signature Virgin Australia Lounge
Designed by renowned architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, featuring vibrant colour accents inspired by the warm climate
Innovative use of the space, including a multi-use meeting room
Barista coffee and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Located past security on the upper level of the recently expanded Darwin Terminal, delivering fast access to airport boarding gates
Business Centre and complimentary WiFi
Shower facilities

Alice Springs Lounge

40 seat signature Virgin Australia Regional Lounge
Located past security, delivering fast access to airport boarding gates
Business Centre and complimentary WiFi
Virgin Australia lounges are accessible by Business Class guests as well as Platinum and Gold members of Velocity Frequent Flyer and eligible members of partner loyalty programs holding a boarding pass for onward travel with Virgin Australia on the day of departure.