Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Mackay Queensland now features new Virgin Australia 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).
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?