Airport Development Group (ADG), the operator of Darwin International Airport in the Northern Territory of Australia, is set to officially open its new Catalina premium airport lounge on September 1, 2016.
The Catalina lounge will be independently operated by the airport and will be available to all passengers for a fee, regardless of their airline or class of travel. The walk-in entry fee will start from A$45(US$34) for singles, with family packages available.
Capable of accommodating up to 70 passengers, the facility features a kids’ zone, an extensive menu curated for a diverse audience, and a VIP area for business travelers. The lounge will also be available to hire during off-peak hours.
The project took six months to create and boasts a design inspired by the unique history and culture of the Northern Territory, including intricate bark paintings from Arnhem Land artist Malaluba Gumana. In accordance with the lounge’s name, the interior design also takes inspiration from the golden age of flying boats, particularly the era of the Catalina and Empire Class aircraft.