Qantas unveils latest lounge concept at LAX

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Australian airline operator Qantas, together with joint owners Cathay Pacific and British Airways, has unveiled the final stage of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Business Lounge refurbishment.

It follows the opening of stage one of the development in June 2014, and the opening of the adjacent Qantas First Lounge, designed by Marc Newson in December 2014.

Vanessa Hudson, regional general manager, the Americas, Qantas, said, “The completion of this project represents our significant investment in the US market. We have tripled the space available across both lounges, added more seating and installed a state-of-the-art kitchen. The new kitchen enables us to offer a bigger menu and a greater variety of dining options.

“Customers tell us that being able to enjoy a relaxing and welcoming space with high quality dining options prior to flying is top of their wish list when it comes to creating the ideal lounge experience.

“Together with LAX’s renovations, Qantas now offers truly world class facilities for international travelers and our lounges in the USA are second to none.”

Qantas, Cathay Pacific and British Airways passengers will now be able to enjoy the full offering in the Los Angeles Business Lounge with additional features including an additional 200 seats (600 in total), an increase in floor space from 11,000ft² to 42,000ft², and a dedicated dining area featuring a large communal dining table equipped with USB and power outlets.

The group also added an additional seven shower suites, six work stations equipped with Apple iMacs and a dedicated Family Zone with children’s furniture, toys and games.

May 15, 2015

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