New Qantas Club opens on the Gold Coast
Gold Coast , 04 December 2012
Qantas has today unveiled a new Qantas Club at Gold Coast Airport, as it continues to improve the customer experience for business and premium travellers in the region.
Located at the northern end of the Gold Coast Domestic Airport, the Qantas Club offers a space for around 125 customers to relax, refresh and work prior to their flight.
Qantas commenced three daily return services between the Gold Coast and Sydney using Boeing 737-800 aircraft in October.
Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi said Qantas was committed to providing its customers with the best travel experience in the market.
“The opening of the Gold Coast Qantas Club is another step in the Qantas Group’s commitment south-east Queensland region. The Qantas Group now operates up to 189 domestic flights per week to the Gold Coast” Mr Strambi said.
“We fast tracked the construction of the new lounge so that Qantas customers could take advantage of the new facility ahead of Christmas and the peak travel season. The lounge has been modelled on Qantas’ network of 34 premium lounges around Australia, which have been refined and improved over time through customer feedback.
“Since commencing direct daily flights to the Gold Coast, we have installed Faster, Smarter Check-In kiosks, the Qantas Club and Business passengers can access an express security lane at Gold Coast Airport.
"Qantas is the only domestic airline operating out of the Gold Coast that includes the convenience of a meal and checked in baggage for all passengers as part of their fare, no matter what time they are flying or where they are sitting."
Mr Strambi said Qantas was delighted by the success of the return to the Gold Coast.
“The Sydney-Gold Coast route has exceeded our expectations in the first month of operation with continued strong bookings for both premium leisure and business travellers, and there’s been significant interest from international passengers. We’ve seen passengers from more than 40 countries on our flights into the Gold Coast since services were launched,” he said.
“Subject to regulatory approval, the partnership with Emirates will boost inbound tourism with Emirates flights feeding directly into the Qantas domestic network, including its Sydney-Gold Coast flights.”
The December edition of Qantas’ in-flight magazine features the Gold Coast on the cover. Throughout December, Qantas will carry up to 3 million domestic and international passengers.
The 530sqm Qantas Club welcomes up to 125 guests and features:
- Luxury lounge seating in a comfortable and contemporary space;
- Full buffet menu and refreshments including a barista service, premium beer and wine;
- Business facilities including Apple iMac computers, high speed WiFi, PC and printer;
- Dedicated meeting room and shower facilities; and
- Dedicated Family Zone featuring activities including Apple iMacs, Sony Playstation and Hinkler books.
Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5474)