Australia’s flag carrier, Qantas, has opened its Regional Lounge at Broome Airport (IATA: BME) in Western Australia. The airline operates 20 services and offers 3,500 seats per week to Broome from Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney using its fleet of Boei9ng 737-800 and Boeing 717 aircraft.
Qantas Domestic CEO, Lyell Strambi, said the expansion of the previous facility had improved facilities for members and guests and: “provided a fresh new customer experience.”
He added: “With thousands of Qantas passengers moving through the terminal each week, we have seen first-hand the significant growth in leisure and regional business travel to Broome.
“The extension of the lounge will help cater for the increased traffic and give passengers more room to relax and work prior to their flight.
“Featuring new work and rest areas, the new Broome lounge will offer complimentary light refreshments, magazines and newspapers, high speed Wi-Fi and Foxtel [cable TV].
“The showpiece of the lounge however is the fantastic view of the tarmac. Qantas customers can now enjoy watch8ing aircraft landing and taking off from the airport.”
Mr Strambi said despite the financial pressures on the airline group, Qantas would continue to invest in its customer proposition.
“It is our commitment to having the best fleet, network, service, lounges and frequent flyer proposition that make the airline the number one choice for business and leisure travel.”
In addition to the airline’s 12 Qantas Clubs located in major cities and towns across Australia, the airline also offers 12 Regional Lounges located in Broome, Coffs Harbour, Devonport, Emerald, Gladstone, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Launceston, Mackay, Port Hedland, Rockhampton and Tamworth.