Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Mackay Queensland now features new Virgin Australia Lounge

Virgin Australia Mackay Lounge

We have today announced the opening of our first-ever Lounge at Mackay Airport as well as including extra weekday flights between the central Queensland city and Brisbane.

On sale today for travel from 5 March 2012, the new service will see us operating a total of 78 flights per week between Mackay and Brisbane, which is the greatest frequency offered by any airline on this route (we also operate a daily direct, return Sydney-Mackay service on our Embraer aircraft).

Virgin Australia Mackay Lounge food

Complimentary Luke Mangan designed buffet

Our Group Executive of Product and Guest Services Martin Daley said: “Mackay is an extremely important market for Virgin Australia. Not only is it the gateway to some of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, it is also has a strong mining industry, which attracts corporate and government travellers.

“With the addition of the extra Mackay-Brisbane service, Virgin Australia now offers two more return daily services than any other airline on this route.

“We are also delighted to open our first ever lounge at Mackay Airport, which will enable us to provide a first-rate airport experience for business and leisure Guests. The space will offer distinct areas to relax, refuel and work, including business facilities, entertainment options and a Luke Mangan designed buffet.

The new 260 sq metre lounge, can accommodate up to 70 guests and features:

  • Business facilities including spacious work stations, WiFi, PCs and fax / copy / printer;
  • A private meeting room that seats up to eight;
  • Panasonic high definition flat screen television featuring AUSTAR and free-to-air programming;
  • Selection of magazine titles and daily newspapers;
  • Self service tea and coffee stations; and
  • A selection of beer and wine (from 11.00am daily).

Are you a frequent visitor to the central Queensland coast? Will you make use of our new Lounge?

 

3 Responses

  1. Ben December 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Add direct flights from Melbourne & Sydney. Changing in Brisbane kills far too much time.

    And more importantly, fly direct to Gladstone from Melbourne!!!

  2. James December 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I think thats great but when are we getting a lounge in Cairns. I am a gold velocity and a lounge is needed. I know many people who would change to virgin if they had a lounge in Cairns. The qantas club in cairns was expended I think 18 months ago and always full when I fly qantas. There is a need for a lounge now.

  3. George December 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I think thats great but when are we getting a lounge in Hobart. I know many people who would change to virgin if they had a lounge in Hobart. The qantas club in hobart is getting old and shabby and always full when I fly qantas. There is a need for a lounge now. About time we had some competition with the qantas lounge in hobart.