Qantas lounge gets mixed response
The announcement of a new Qantas lounge at Karratha Airport due in early 2017 has been welcomed by the City of Karratha.
It has also been met with a good deal of cynicism online, with residents taking to social media to voice preference for cheaper flights over a new lounge.
The lounge will be more than twice the size of the old space and will be available for Qantas Club members, customers travelling in business, eligible frequent flyers and Oneworld members.
It will incorporate local design influences, work and rest areas, complementary refreshments, wi-fi and Foxtel.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the new lounge would be a boost for the airport.
“The recent terminal upgrade has significantly improved the level of service and amenity for passengers travelling through Karratha Airport,” he said.
“We are delighted that Qantas has made the decision to match this improvement by upgrading its lounge service and expanding into the new upper floor spaces and we look forward to an enhanced experience for customers being offered at Karratha Airport.”
QantasLink chief executive John Gissing said investing in a new lounge highlighted the company’s commitment to Karratha and the Pilbara.
“As the only airline to offer a lounge at Karratha Airport, this will be a great boost to both Pilbara region locals as well as the important fly-in, fly-out market, offering more room to relax prior to their flight,” he said.