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Virgin to close CBR, PER Club lounges


ViRgin Australia today confirmed it would not reopen its VIP Club int’l lounges in Perth and Canberra, but has committed to reintroduc­ing the facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by the first quarter of 2022.

VA’s Clubs - the exclusive enclaves only available to VIPs & the carrier’s top frequent flyers first closed on 23 Mar 2020, and the carrier has now completed a review based on extensive consultati­on with its top clients.

The loyalty program review will also see ‘The Club’ brand retired, and replaced with a “new and fresh name that reflects the airline’s future direction”.

VA Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Emerson, said standalone premium lounges in PER and CBR aren’t commercial­ly feasible, but clients will continue to have access to VA’s domestic lounges in those airports.

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