QANTAS has unveiled the new Perth transit lounge a day before the first direct flight to London departs the West Australian capital.
The airline is working to improving the health and comfort of those completing the 18-hour flight between Australia and England with customers entitled to access the lounge set to benefit from stretching classes, jetlag-reducing lighting, and an outdoor terrace.
The Perth International Transit Lounge was created by Australian industrial designer David Caon, in consultation with the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, using “an evidence-based approach to wellness”.
The lounge offers a range of innovative features including “light therapy” in shower suites to help adjust the body clock, a wellbeing studio with stretching classes, a refresh area providing hydrating face product, and an open-air terrace for dining.
“We’ve brought together some of Australia’s best culinary, design and scientific minds to create a lounge experience that will help set our customers up to feel better throughout their journey,” explains Qantas’ head of customer product & service Philip Capps.
“This sophisticated lounge is the ideal space for customers to unwind between flights and the design reflects the beauty of the WA landscape through natural light and colour choices.”
The lounge is open to customers transiting in Perth – flying on QF9 from Melbourne to London, and QF10 from London to Melbourne – and business-class passenger beginning their journey to England in the west-coast city.