Cooloongatta's lap of luxury
The lounge, built into the southern side of the Coolangatta airport, can cater for 130 passengers. It was built for an undisclosed sum following the announcement the airline was returning to the city after a four-year hiatus. Qantas returned service to the Gold Coast in late October, flying three times a day to and from Sydney. The luxurious lounge, described as a benchmark for regional airports, will feature high-speed internet, shower facilities, meeting rooms, different buffets, wine and espresso bars all built in to a 530sq m space. It also features a kid’s zone and
Gold coast airport boss Paul Donovan said the lounge was a "great asset for all the business community which has been screaming so loudly about the return of Qantas". With the recently opened virgin lounge, the airport now had two "fantastic facilities", he said. "The virgin lounge has performed exceptionally well since it opened and we expect Qantas to do the same."
“The business-class travellers are embracing Qantas."
Chief reporter - Shannon Willoughby
12:01am December 4 2012